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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29 juin 2021

A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3054 A rare military official's rank badge of a lion, buzi, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15 1⁄4 in. (38.5 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Made for a second rank military official, embroidered with a lion with green mane and tail shown seated amidst multicoloured clouds and flames atop a rock amidst waves with head turned to the side and mouth open in a roar to show its fangs, all... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 2872. A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The larger: 5. 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Each lion is seated on a waisted rectangular plinth in an alert posture, with its front legs braced below the strong muscular chest, the face detailed with a fierce expression and bulging eyes, the mouth agape with its sharp fangs exposed. The mane is finely detailed... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2020

A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5039. A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold for 187,500 HKD (22,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on its haunches on a rectangular plinth, his head facing forward with large piercing eyes and wide open jaws baring fangs, framed by a finely combed mane extending from the edge of the jawline and cascading in thick curls down the back of head and shoulders, the powerful beast further rendered... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2020

A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3604. A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 105 cm., 41 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's powerfully modelled, the muscular beast seated on its haunches on a rectangular base with forelegs outstretched, the head with fierce expression, glaring eyes set under ridged brows and jaw open in full roar baring its large tongue and sharp teeth, the stone of mottled grey-buff... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 1 1/4  in., 3.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the ferocious beast portrayed crouching with one paw raised, the mane framing its leonine face, the mouth open in a roar, and the bushy tail curved with some end tufts touching the body to form a loop, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2019

Lion, Chine, c. 19° siècle ou antérieur

Lot 283. Lion, Chine, c. 19° siècle ou antérieur. Néphrite céladon et rouille. H. 7,5 cm. Estimation: 500 € - 1 000 €. Résultat: 24 700€. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr Provenance: Collection Josette et Théo Schulmann- Acquise, dans les années 1960-1970. Collection Josette et Théo Schulmann chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 75008 Paris, le 11 Juin 2019 à 14h30. Experts: Art Tribal & Arts d’Asie : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel - Tel. : +33 6 09 22 55 13 –... [Lire la suite]