26 août 2016

A fine and rare gold cast ornamental plaque, Warring States Period (481 BC-403 BC)

Lot 6003. A fine and rare gold cast ornamental plaque, Warring States Period (481 BC-403 BC). Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€27,000 - 44,000). Photo: Bonhams. Intricately cast and detailed, the plaque centered with a pair of intertwined creatures with scaly bodies supported on two hollow struts rising out of further intertwined bodies issuing composite heads or groups of heads on eight other hollow struts, the reverse showing concave surfaces to the intertwined bodies and circular openings to the struts. 3/4 x 2 3/4... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

A large and rare gold, turquoise and agate-inlaid iron fish-form fitting, Warring States

Lot 16. A large and rare gold, turquoise and agate-inlaid iron fish-form fitting, Warring States. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's naturalistically modeled, the upper surface of the fish detailed with gilt over-lapping scales, the head inlaid with gold leaf between the fins and turquoise at the eye, with a large agate ring looped over the upturned fin, the underside with a large circular knob, extensively corroded, wood stand, Japanese wood box (4) - Length 14 1/4... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2016

Sélection de bronzes antiques vendues chez Christie's, Art d'Asie, les 21 et 22 juin 2016

Lot 376. Deux rares et importants vases rituels en bronze, gu, Chine, fin de la dynastie Shang, XIIIème-XIème siècle av.JC. Estimation €60,000 - €80,000 ($68,062 - $90,749). Prix réalisé €199,500 ($58,567). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each of slender form, the trumpet-shaped neck is finely cast with four blades of cicada type above a narrow band of four angular snakes with hooked tails. The center section is decorated with two taotie masks divided and separated by narrow flanges, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

A large calcified pale green jade 'dragon' plaque Warring States Period

Lot 24, A large calcified pale green jade 'dragon' plaque, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€23,000 - 35,000). Photo: Bonhams. The flattened plaque decorated with a pair of stylisedchi dragon, their long bodies with pierced scrolling limbs surrounding an oval panel carved with a pointed end and a large central circular aperture, the stone of a pale green tone with chalky white inclusions. 12.6cm (5in) long Notes: With constant warfare as a central part of life during the Zhou... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2016

A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period

Lot 12, A pair of jade 'dragon-head' plaques, huang, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000 (€35,000 - 46,000). Photo Bonhams. Each arc-shaped pendant, carved with tight spirals in low relief, terminating at both ends with a dragon head detailed with a slit mouth, with a small circular aperture drilled at the centre, the surface of opaque mottled grey-white tone. Each 12cm (4 1/3in) wide Notes: Ornamental jade carvings like huang plaques, pendants and beads, were manifestations of... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period

Lot 28, An exceptionally rare brown jade ceremonial dagger, ge, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1.2 million (€92,000 - 140,000). Photo: Bonhams. Skilfully carved on both sides in openwork, with scroll-incised borders following the shape of the blade, enclosing a stylised chi dragon in the centre flanked by two smaller chi dragon, the tang boldly decorated as a large dragon facing the back edge, its elegant thin sinuous body undulating in a compressed 'S'-shape, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2016

A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period

Lot 25, A very rare jade conjoined double bi-disc, Warring States Period. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€58,000 - 92,000). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising two bi discs, each incised with scrolls and flanked by a pair of stylised sinuous dragons, connected at the centre by a tubular section carved with a stylised mask, the stone of an opaque pale brown tone. 7.5cm (3in) wide Notes: The Warring States period, marked by strife between several strong independent countries, saw a development of... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 917, A carnelian agate faceted ring, huan, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 6,000 ~ 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ring tapers from the beveled inner edge to the outer edge. The highly polished stone is of red color with darker red and brown inclusions. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) diam., box Provenance: B. K. Wong, 3 May 1994. Literature: Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 51, no. 22. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2016

An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 915, An opaque buff and greyish-green jade huang, Warring States Period, 5th century BC. Estimate USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each side is carved with 'cloud' scrolls interspersed with two bird-headed scrolls with striated details, and separated by a striated border from the similarly decorated ends that represent abstract dragon heads with angular notched edges. A similar striated border outlines the front edge of each head and encircles the suspension holes drilled from each side.... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2016

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastrich 2016

Jade pendant Huang, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BC. Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd © TEFAF Maastricht, 2016 Jade. A pendant of arched form, Huang, terminating in well-pronounced dragonheads at both ends. The dragonheads are carved with well-defined bulging eyes, prominent ears and nose, strong jaw, pointed teeth and a short beard. The huang has a narrow ridge and is covered with a raised spiral grain pattern on both sides. Two C-shaped apertures form the dragons’ mouths. The... [Lire la suite]