10 avril 2019

An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589)

  Lot 3405. An extremely rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical beast, Six Dynasties (220-589); 7.5 cm, 3 in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,250,000 HKD (289,823 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly and powerfully worked as a snarling lion or chimera crouching with the body slightly turned to the left, the mythical beast rendered ferocious with the head held high above the protruding chest marked with a series of horizontal folds, the... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 106. An exceptionally rare yellow and russet jade figure of a mythical toad, Six Dynasties (220-589); Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 620,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. masterfully carved in the round, the mythical creature kneeling, its fingers clasped at the chest above the rounded belly, the face with a snout nose framed by bulging eyes beneath heavy lids, all above the wide lipped mouth open in a grimace and with long whiskers on... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 116. An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589). Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modeled, the striding dragon cast in suspended movement, its elongated sinewy body raised on four powerful limbs terminating in three-clawed paws, trailed by a long curling tail, the imperious head held high and proud atop a slender S-shaped neck, with a single horn above protruding... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

A fine and unusual silver garment-hook, Six Dynasties (220-589) or earlier

Lot 33. A fine and unusual silver garment-hook, Six Dynasties (220-589) or earlier; 3.9cm., 1 1/2 in. Weight 74,5g. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 24,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 the heavy silver mount superbly cast in the shape of a lizard-like creature, realistically portrayed crouching on the button with sharp-clawed feet, the face with a fierce expression, the small expressive eyes below a thick mane swept back and revealing a pair of horns, the body... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

Three 'Yue' celadon-glazed jars, Six dynasties (220-589)

Lot 422. Three 'Yue' celadon-glazed jars, Six dynasties (220-589). The largest: 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 200 - 300 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 comprising: a compressed globular jar set at the shoulder with four loop handles; a small jar with four loop handles; and a pear-shaped jar with tall neck and cup-shaped mouth; together with a celadon-glazed globular jar carved in high relief with lotus petals. Quantity: 4. Provenance: Sparks, London (lotus... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A pair of 'Yue' jars, Six dynasties (220-589)

Lot 421. A pair of 'Yue' jars, Six dynasties (220-589); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 200 - 300 GBP. Lot Sold 687 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 each of globular form rising from a concave base to a short straight neck, set at the shoulder with four lug handles and covered overall in an olive-green glaze; together with a similar jar incised around the shoulder with geometric bands, and a water pot of compressed globular form. Quantity: 4. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (water... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A 'Yue' lamp, Six dynasties (220-589)

Lot 420. A 'Yue' lamp, Six dynasties (220-589); 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 200 - 300 GBP. Lot Sold 875 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the body with gently curved sides rising from a flat base to an everted rim, the interior with a small tripod vessel, covered overall with an olive-green glaze; together with a similarly glazed model of an animal pan. Quantity: 2. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 14... [Lire la suite]
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