15 mars 2022

A small beige jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty

Lot 139. A small beige jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty. Length 2⅜ in., 6.1 cm. Estimate:2,500 - 3,500 USD. Lot sold: 6,930 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.6 10. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022

15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty

Lot 138. A pale green jade ceremonial blade (Ge), Shang dynasty. Length 3⅝ in., 9.2 cm. Estimate:4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD.  © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.6. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
02 décembre 2021

Early Chinese Art from the Eberhardt Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 November 2021

Lot 101. A pale celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, first half of the 2nd millennium BC; h. 15.5 cm, inner d. 6.8 cm. Lot sold: 2,016,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Julius Eberhardt (1936-2012), Vienna, acquired in 1994. Literature: Regina Krahl, Sammlung Julius Eberhardt/Collection Julius Eberhardt, Hong Kong, n.d. (1999), cat. no. 33. Note: Originating from the Liangzhu culture in the Yangtze River Delta, jade cong stand... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2021

A bronze blade, Shang dynasty

Lot 345. A bronze blade, Shang dynasty; Length 26.4 cm. 10¼ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of elegant tapering form terminating in a point, the metal heavily azurite encrusted. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975).  Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 75. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021
21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou

    Lot 153. An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou; 7in (17.8cm) across, cloth wrap, wood box. Sold for US$ 24,062 (€ 20,546). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of deep bowl form with an everted rim and high waisted foot, the central band cast with short pointed bosses each set into a leiwen patterned ground below narrow frieze of leiwen and zoomorphs under the flared rim and more widely spaced taotie masks at the waisted foot, malachite and earthen... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2021

A bronze 'mythical beast' pole finial, Shang dynasty

Lot 42. A bronze 'mythical beast' pole finial, Shang dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.43 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,670 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast as a hollow conical socket issuing from a ferocious bovine mask with bulging eyes and a broad flattened nose, flanked by flaring ears, all below tall curved horns cast with intaglio coil details, the conical socket with further intaglio motifs and pierced with two apertures, the bronze with a reddish-brown patina with... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2021

Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE

Human-like head. Excavated in Sanxingdui, Guanghan county, Sichuan Province, in 1986, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE. Bronze, height 39.3 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum Detail: One of the eyes. Human-like head, Shang dynasty, ca. 16th - 11th BCE, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum In 1986, a sizable group of larger-than-life bronze figures and heads, some covered with gold, along with many jades and elephant tusks, were unearthed in sacrificial... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2021

Christie's Paris announces Asian art sales

Lot 86. Rare and important gilt bronze sculpture of Bhaisajyaguru Bouddha, Tibet, circa 15th century. Hauteur: 37 cm. (14 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 350,000 - EUR 550,000. Price realised EUR 387,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. PARIS.- On 9 June, the Asian Art department of Christie’s France will offer a selection of 273 lots for an estimate of between €5.6m and €8.4m, coming from private European and Asian collections covering more than 3,000 years of Far Eastern art. All the richness of Asian art and the... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2021

A white and grey jade 'Crested Owl' pendant, Shang Dynasty

  Lot 14. A white and grey jade 'Crested Owl' pendant, Shang Dynasty; 3 1/8in (8cm) across. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of curving outline, the flattened pendant carved with a large notched crest above an owl head with small ears and hooked beak, the body with simple scrolls delineating the wing feathers, terminating in a large coiled tail and simple clawed feet, pierced at both ends for suspension, the stone of even white tone with grey-black... [Lire la suite]
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