30 mars 2022

An archaic bronze sword, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 137. An archaic bronze sword, Warring States period  (475-221 BC). Length 15⅞ in., 40.4 cm. Lot sold: 5,670 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939), probably acquired 1st October 1929 (according to label). Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.2.24. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2022

A turquoise and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 45. A turquoise and gold-inlaid bronze belt hook, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 7¾in., 19.6 cm. Lot sold: 17,640 USD (Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD). © Sothebys. the interior cast with a sixteen-character inscription reading bo X X zuo X qi wannian zizi sunsun yongbaoyongxiang. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.1.7.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2022

A rare bronze cylindrical box and cover, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 39. A rare bronze cylindrical box and cover, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Height 3⅞ in., 9.9 cm. Lot sold: 16,380 USD (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sothebys. the interior cast with a sixteen-character inscription reading bo X X zuo X qi wannian zizi sunsun yongbaoyongxiang. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 13th December 1960, lot 122. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.3.  ... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 209. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period  (475-221 BC); 32.5cm (in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of pear-shaped form, the sides crisply cast from the rim to lower belly with four parallel wide bands of stylised dragons, each dragon further decorated with angular S curls, the shoulder set with a pair of relief moulded tigers holding loose rings, one of the vessel's foot... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2021

A rare gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

 Lot 1. A rare gold-inlaid bronze sword, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 58cm (22 1/2in) high. Sold for HK$165,000 (Estimate HKD50,000 - 80,000/US$6,400 - 10,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The long tapering blade with bevelled edges and a double-grooved median ridge on each side, the guard cast in intaglio on each side and inlaid with gold geometric scrolls, the hilt encircled with two collars and ended with a dished pommel inlaid with gold stylised clouds, stand.    Provenance: A Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2021

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 5080. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 18.5 cm, with Japanese wood box. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 17,640 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  

14 juillet 2021

A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2100. A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); d. 21 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic. Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
11 juillet 2021

A set of four archaic bronze ritual 'dragon' bells, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5039. A set of four archaic bronze ritual 'dragon' bells, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 11, 13, 14 and 20 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 113,400 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2012. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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10 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5035. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 34 cm (h. with handle extended 41 cm), with two X-rays. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 419 (GBP 17,500). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
09 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, dou, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5024. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, dou, Warring States period; 31.8 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 100,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021