23 mai 2018

Magnificent imperial white jade vessel leads the Hong Kong fine Chinese ceramics and works of art sale

Lot 27. A magnificent Imperial white jade 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.8cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€ 870,000 - 1,300,000). Sold for HK$ 11,140,000 (€ 1,219,432) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Hong Kong - Bonhams Hong Kong is privileged to offer for its forthcoming Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on Tuesday 29 May in Hong Kong, a carefully curated auction of 63 lots, representing the breadth and depth of China's cultural heritage from the... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2018

Galerie Jacques Barrere at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Bodhisattva, Japan, Heian period, 10th century. Wood, 102 x 23 x 16 cm (40.2 x 9 x 6.3 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth collection; Yoshida Masaaki collection, acquired in 1979. Double Guardian, China, Chu Kingdom, 4th-3rd century BC. Carved wood and deer antlers, 93 x 60 x 28 cm (36.6 x 23.6 x 11 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018  
29 janvier 2017

A bronze circular mirror with animals, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)   

Lot 1420. A bronze circular mirror with animals, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Crisply cast, the knob rising from a quatrefoil with crescents between, within a plain band and a band cast in thread relief with two dragons, one with a wang character, alternating with two tigers, all racing between four nipples between hatchured borders below a plain rim - 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam., ¼ in. (.5... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'TLV' mirror with inscription, Xin-Early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century

Lot 1418. A bronze circular 'TLV' mirror with inscription, Xin-Early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The knob centering a quatrefoil within a square band of twelve nipples alternating with the characters of the Twelve Branches, surrounded by 'TLV' motifs and eight nipples as well as the Guardians of the Four Directions, the Blue Dragon, Red Bird, White Tiger and the Dark Warrior, which are further... [Lire la suite]
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]
13 janvier 2017

A large silvery bronze circular 'TLV' mirror with inscription, Late Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st century BC

Lot 1410. A large silvery bronze circular 'TLV' mirror with inscription, Late Western Han-Xin dynasty, 1st century BC. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 104,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The central knob rising from an ornate quatrefoil within a square enclosing twelve small nipples alternating with twelve characters representing the Twelve Branches, the main field with somewhat abbreviated TLV patterns as well as eight nipples separating the Guardians of the Four Directions... [Lire la suite]