25 septembre 2021

Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 908. Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.The larger 66 ¾ in. (169.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,158,000. © Christie's 2021 Both figures are powerfully cast with expressive faces set in a grimace, and are shown standing with feet apart and firmly planted on a separate rockwork base. One figure is shown wearing a tall scholar’s cap and a loose robe with long sleeves that fall in heavy folds below... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2021

Two parcel-gilt silver alloy vessels, a silver alloy oval basin and a parcel-gilt bronze pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1091. Two parcel-gilt silver alloy vessels, a silver alloy oval basin and a parcel-gilt bronze pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 10.7 to 26.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 138,600 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
22 juillet 2021

A parcel-gilt bronze 'peach' incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century

Lot 2175. A parcel-gilt bronze 'peach' incense burner and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th - 18th century; 28.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 13th January 1987, lot 419. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
12 juillet 2021

A bronze 'twin dragon' mirror, Song dynasty, and a parcel-gilt bronze mirror stand, Ming dynasty

Lot 5049. A bronze 'twin dragon' mirror, Song dynasty, and a parcel-gilt bronze mirror stand, Ming dynasty; mirror 17 cm; stand 18 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 56,700 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
16 juin 2021

A rare parcel-gilt bronze reticulated 'flying geese' comb top, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 484. A rare parcel-gilt bronze reticulated 'flying geese' comb top, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 14cm (5 1/2in) wide. Est: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 701 (€ 817). © Bonhams Embossed in relief and pierced from a thin metal sheet as two geese flying away from a central upright double-lotus spray, a single bloom above each of them, on a ground of densely-coiling stems, within a beaded and shell-motif border. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021
27 décembre 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze incense box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3534. A parcel-gilt bronze incense box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price Realized HKD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The box is of circular form with an incurving inner rim supporting the domed cover cast and gilt with a large lotus bloom, growing on a vine with smaller lotus flowers surrounding the rounded sides. Similarly decorated on the sides of the box, all reserved on a stamped fish-roe ground. The... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2019

An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century

Lot 141. An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century; together with a pair of lacquer-gilt thrones, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; figures 40 cm, 15¾ in.,bases 19 x 36 x 25,7 cm, 7½ by 14⅛ by 10⅛ in. Estimate:  500,000 - 700,000 EUR. Lot sold: 552,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'un représentant Avalokiteshvara assis en maharajalilasana, sa main gauche en avakasha mudra et sa main... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A large parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

Lot 338. A large parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 133,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The bulbous body raised on three cabriole and lion mask supports, cast around the sides with cranes flanking shou characters alternating with wan emblems positioned abovelingzhi sprigs rising from a rock and wave border, with further shou characters below each of the... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 171. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Modelled in dhyanasana, with hands in abhayamudra, wearing flowing robes adorned with floral scroll borders, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara with scrolling leaves, with a serene expression and long knotted hair falling... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600

Lot 1314. A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast in low relief with a band of flowers including prunus, magnolia, peony, lotus and chrysanthemum gilded and reserved on a diaper ground between bands of silver-inlaid key fret, raised on three gilt butterfly supports and with a gilt rectangular cartouche engraved Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi on the base. ... [Lire la suite]