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]

07 août 2017

Dragon-shaped pendant ornament (pei), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Dragon-shaped pendant ornament (pei), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 1/2 in x W. 3 3/8 in x D. 3/16 in, H. 1.3 cm x W. 8.6 cm x D. .5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J664 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. The suspension hole for this long slender dragon-shaped pei is drilled directly in the center of the body, providing balance for the continuation of the parts of the pendant that were suspended from each end. The central abdomen rises in a... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2017

Dragon-shaped pendant (xi), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Dragon-shaped pendant (xi), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 1 3/4 in x L. 6 1/8 in x D. 3/16 in, H. 4.4 cm x L. 15.6 cm x D. .5 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J663 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. The xi is normally a dragon with a pointed end thought to be the bottom-most piece in the pendant assemblies of the late Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods. Although described as a xi by most experts, this piece may instead... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2017

Pendant of stylized birds (xian), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Pendant of stylized birds (xian), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 15/16 in x W. 1 11/16 in. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J639 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Similar to the piece described above (#40), this piece features bird decoration; in this case a pair of bird heads attached to a flattened oval ring. The holes cut under the beaks of the bird and one on the side indicate that this piece functioned as part of a pendant. The central hole is outlined... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2017

Belt hook (daigou), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Belt hook (daigou), China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 2 1/4 in x W. 1 1/8 in x D. 3/8 in, H. 5.7 cm x W. 2.9 cm x D. .95 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J630 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Recent excavations indicate that from at least the late Shang dynasty the Chinese wore loose fitting gowns that folded over in the front and were secured by a belt. The belts themselves could be quite broad and, in some cases, were held in place by a narrower piece... [Lire la suite]
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