11 novembre 2022

A stone fragment of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD)

Lot 44. A stone fragment of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD); 11cm (4 1/4in) high. Sold for €4,845 (Estimate 500 € - 800 €). Courtesy Bonhams. The ferocious beast carved with its jaws agape, bulging eyes below the pronounced brows, with back-turned ears flanking the finely incised layered mane leading to the back. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: See a related stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty, which was... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2022

A 'Ding' figure of a lion, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 252. A 'Ding' figure of a lion, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 2 in., 5.1 cm, Japanese wood box (3). Lot sold: 4,032 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat.Sotheby's New York, 7th November 1980, lot 105.Sotheby's New York, 16th September 2009, lot 292 (part lot). Exhibited: Exhibition of the Chinese Ceramics Lent By Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, Museum of... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2022

A limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 3011. A limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); 22 by 38 by h. 51.5 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: : Acquired in Japan, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
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25 février 2022

A superb carved white marble figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 742. A superb carved white marble figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 3⁄4 in. (17 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,600. © Christie's 2022 The powerfully carved beast is shown seated and facing forward and with front legs firmly planted on a rectangular plinth, the mouth open in a roar. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 November 1990. Note: The lion is well represented in Buddhist art of the Tang dynasty, as... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2022

A large limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 828. A large limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); h. 56 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 120,000-150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s.An old Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
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23 octobre 2021

A gilt bronze lion, Tang Dynasty or later (618-907)

Lot 6. A gilt bronze lion, Tang Dynasty or later (618-907); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) wide. Sold for HK$114,750 (Estimate HKD30,000 - 40,000/US$3,900 - 5,100). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Its head with curly mane and fierce expression, the saddle cloth secured with a harness and supporting a incense holder.     Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection. Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar's Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021
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09 septembre 2021

Chinese Sculpture from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

A small limestone figure of a lion, Song - Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1098. A small limestone figure of a lion, Song - Ming dynasty or later; 15.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 226,800 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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15 juillet 2021

An agate figure of a lion, Han dynasty or later

Lot 2037. An agate figure of a lion, Han dynasty or later; 5 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021  
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08 juillet 2021

A large limestone carving of a lion, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3130. A large limestone carving of a lion, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 12 ½ in. (32 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 10,000 - HKD 20,000. Price realised HKD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021
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