01 avril 2022

An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 719. An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 16 3⁄4 in. (43 cm.) high. Price realised 2,760,000 (Estimate USD 400,000 – USD 600,000). © Christie's 2022 The four-sided vessel is set with loose rings suspending loose ring handles on opposite sides, and is decorated on each side with elaborate pictorial scenes arranged in horizontal registers. The flat, raised bronze motifs of the scenes are silhouetted against a sunken... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2022

A gold-inlaid bronze circular 'tiger' fitting, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 724. A gold-inlaid bronze circular 'tiger' fitting, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 4 1⁄8 in. (10.5 cm.) across, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 15,120. © Christie's 2022 The circular fitting is cast with four small loops on the outer edge, and encloses two tigers in openwork with details picked out in gold.  Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2022

A gilt-bronze duck-shaped belt hook, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

Lot 104. A gilt-bronze duck-shaped belt hook, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period. Length 7.2 cm, 2¾ in. Lot sold: 3,528 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2021 Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, London, 13 December 2021
07 octobre 2021

A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

  Lot 102. A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period; Diameter 9¾ in., 24.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 17,640 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides resting on a short straight foot and set with a pair of beast-mask handles each suspending a loose ring, surmounted by a domed cover with four dragon-form finials that serve as legs when the lid is turned over, decorated overall with bands of stylized interlocking dragon heads and hooked scrolls... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2021

An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE

Lot 154. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE; 7 1/4in (18.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,462 (€ 3,810). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Casted with a pair of upright loop handles, supported on three waisted legs, the body and cover decorated with scrolls of stylistic mythical beasts, the shallow domed cover cast with three loops. Provenance: Joseph Rodin, NY, by repute. Note: For another example from the Musee Cernuschi, Paris, see Christian... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 706. A large yellowish-green jade dragon-form pendant, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) wide, cloth box. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The dragon has a backward-turned head with rolled snout, and the undulating body is carved on both sides in low relief with scrolls within plain borders and pierced with a suspension hole. The stone is of pale yellowish-green tone. Provenance: Private Institution, California, by 1999. Note: This unusually... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

Seven Dian bronze daggers and a bronze spearhead, Warring States period

Lot 1100. Seven Dian bronze daggers and a bronze spearhead, Warring States period; 10.5 to 37.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 113,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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31 décembre 2020

A group of twelve pale grey and beige agate rings, Warring States period

Lot 1030. A group of twelve pale grey and beige agate rings, Warring States period; 18.3 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 18,900 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Property from the collection of Cheng Huan. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
28 décembre 2020

A miniature archaic bronze bell, Warring States period

Lot 1007. A miniature archaic bronze bell, Warring States period; h. 14 cm. Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: This intricately cast bronze bell would have been one of the smaller bells in a larger set. See for instance the set of seven Western Zhou dynasty archaic bronze ritual bells sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2019, lot 663. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
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