19 juillet 2019

A bronze openwork brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 170. A bronze openwork brazier, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The upper, oval section has openwork sides cast with the animals of the Four Directions, and has four tab supports that rise from the rim. The lower section, which is of tapering rectangular shape, is raised on four crouching human supports, and has an openwork grate to the base. A flattened handle at one end curves up to a... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]