10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2019

A large greyish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th century BC

Lot 1216. A large greyish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th century BC; 7½in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pendant is carved in the form of a dragon with S-shaped body, its head with slit mouth and coiled snout, turned towards the arched back and curling, bifurcated tail. Each side is carved in low relief with comma spirals within plain borders. A small suspension hole is drilled from one... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 996. A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC; 8¼ in. (20.4 cm) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The upper section, zeng, is of bowl-shape and cast with three horizontal bands of S-shaped interlocking dragon scroll centered by a pair of bovine-mask and loose ring handles. The bottom of the interior is pierced with steam vents cut as slits arranged in a circular pattern. The lower... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 995. A gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The long, tapering blade has beveled edges and a distinct median ridge. The diamond-shaped guard, the hilt with two circular flanges, and the circular, dished pommel, are each decorated with taotie masks and gold-inlaid bird scroll. The bronze has extensive malachite-green encrustation. ... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A rare copper-inlaid archaic bronze wine vessel with gilt bosses, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th century BC

Lot 508. A rare copper-inlaid archaic bronze wine vessel with gilt bosses, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th century BC. Height 19 in., 48.2 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 288,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, with a tall slightly flaring neck leading down to a swelling belly, cast overall with gilt-raised bosses reserved on a finely cast lozenge ground with a hooks-and-volutes pattern and inlaid with copper niello, each diamond separated by diagonal bands of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 365. An unusual silver and copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized: USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Of flask form, the rounded faceted body raised on a shallow pedestal foot and decorated on the sides with two registers of recessed panels cast in low relief with interlaced scrolls surrounded by a plain silver ground within 'cord' borders, the shoulder with a pair of mask... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2019

Chinese bronze mirrors @ Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

 Lot 1255. Two bronze circular mirrors, Warring States Period-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-8 AD); 7½ and 6 5/8 in. (19 and 16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The larger well cast with triple fluted knob surrounded by a patterned ground repeated in the outer field as the ground for three dragons with large heads and interlocking scrolling bodies; the other with a large knob encircled by nine nipples separating characters of an... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1116. A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC, 12 ¾ in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The compressed globular body is set with two loose ring handles on the sloping shoulder above two ribbed bands circulating the body. The exterior is covered with a mottled olive-toned glaze.  Provenance: Acquired in New York prior to 1999. Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. The... [Lire la suite]