21 août 2019

Back on Song dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 528. An unusual black-glazed foliate-rimmed bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 10th-12th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2016

A guan-type archaistic vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 167. A guan-type archaistic vase, hu, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,956 - USD 19,434). Price Realised HKD 62,500 (USD 8,095). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The neck is flanked by a pair of handles each in the form of a mythical animal, the exterior moulded in relief with raised strapwork centred by four diamond-shaped recesses. The vase is covered overall in an even, greyish-blue glaze with faint golden crackling, with the exception of the foot... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Western Han dynasty

Lot 15. A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Western Han dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the domed weight deftly cast in the round in the form of combating animals,  centered by a large predatory beast, possibly a tiger, attacking two bears, with its sharp fanged teeth sunk into the haunches of one and tramping the other under its left foreleg, with a wild boar in pursuit behind, the bodies twisted and entwined, morphing into a solid mass of bodies, the base ungilt,... [Lire la suite]