15 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1417. A bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly and crisply cast in thread relief with two dragons with slender scrolling bodies and jaws open as they confront each other on either side of the central knob rising from a quatrefoil within a square, all within an outer border of linked arcs, the quatrefoil and the linked arc border with silvery patina in contrast... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular mirror with inscription, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1416. A silvery bronze circular mirror with inscription, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The central knob encircled by twelve small discs, hatchured and plain bands, eight joined arcs, and an inscription within further hatchured borders, all below the plain rim, with areas of malachite encrustation - 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam., 5/16 in. (.7 cm.) thick, box - 808.6g ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1415. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The triple-fluted loop encircled by a concave band and a band of stylized dragon scroll cast in low relief against a ground of tight cloud scrolls, all within a band of linked arcs; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam., 1/8 in. (.4 cm.) thick, box - 225g  Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth Collection, New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A silvery bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 1414. A silvery bronze circular 'Dragon' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The ribbed loop encircled by a rope-twist border and an inscription, the main field flat-cast with three highly stylized scrolling dragons with interlinked lozenge-shaped tails reserved on a ground of cloud whorls, all within a flat border of linked arcs reserved on a patterned ground - 6 7/8 in. (17.5... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'Cloud and Nebulaer' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC

Lot 1411. A bronze circular 'Cloud and Nebulaer' mirror, Mid Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Crisply cast, the upright knob formed by a cluster of tall pointed nipples set within a raised border of linked swirls, the main field with four 'stars' with pointed nipple centers alternating with groupings of further nipples joined by scrolls, all within rope-twist borders, and a raised outer border of linked arcs,... [Lire la suite]