17 octobre 2020

A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1514. A bronze jar and cover, hu , Warring States period (475-221 BC); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The jar is cast with bands of flower heads, those on the body between narrow borders of interlaced dragons, and is flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings. The low, conical cover has similar decoration and four hooked projections that function as supports when the cover is inverted. The cast... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

 Lot 1509. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 11 ½ in. (29.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is cast in relief with three bands of confronted birds, the body of one inverted, bordered by narrow, copper-inlaid bands of continuous scrolls, and is supported on three legs, each in the form of a bird with spread wings perched on the shoulders of a crouching humanoid... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A superb white jade S-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 13. A superb white jade S-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 6.9 by 12.5 cm, 2 ¾ by 4 ⅞ in. Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. well worked from a translucent white stone, the thick S-shaped pendant skilfully rendered to depict a sinuous dragon with its coiled body detailed with spiral bosses and terminating in a phoenix head. Property from the Hei-Chi Collection. Literature: Jiang Tao and... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2020

$8.3 million rare Warring States Period Vessel drives Sotheby's bi-annual Asia Week Sales

Lot 578. An Exceptionally Rare and Important Gold, Silver and Glass-Embellished Bronze Vessel, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Height 13¾ in., 35.1 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 8,307,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York achieved $36.4 million this week – significantly above the series’ high estimate of $29.1 million, and all sales surpassing their high estimates. Works from... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2884. A reticulated white jade ‘taotie’ belt hook, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 2 in. (5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The shaft is carved and pierced in the form of a taotie mask, the hook terminating in a dragon head. The circular stud on the underside is carved with a chilong roundel. The stone is of a lustrous, milky white tone with small areas of russet, box. ... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2020

A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)

Lot 2864. A bronze tiger-form finial, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.); 9. 3/8 in. (24 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 750,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  It is solidly cast in the form of a crouching tiger. Its head is raised growling with a long lean body and outstretched tail curling upwards at the tip. The head is finely cast with wavy lines suggesting fur, and with spiralled scrolls and continuous patterns defining the brows, ruff... [Lire la suite]

12 juin 2020

A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 371. A white jade scabbard slide, probably Warring States period (475-221 BC); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slightly tapered rectangular top with incurved ends and a lug beneath, carved in low relief with a mask and interlocking C-scrolls, the stone an even white tone. Property from the Peony Collection. Exhibited: Angus Forsyth and Brian McElney, Jades from China, The Museum of East... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A rare pair of finely carved jade 'dragon' pendants, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 19. A rare pair of finely carved jade 'dragon' pendants, Warring States Period (475-221 BC). Each 14.6cm (5 3/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,621). Photo: Bonhams. Each dragon carved flat, with a backward-turned head detailed with small eyes and a long prominent snout, the elegantly undulating body carved with scrolling limbs and a dense pattern of tight scrolls on both sides, the stone of a pale straw-yellow tone. Note: Matching pendants of this... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period

Lot 19. A pale green jade 'dragon and phoenix' pendant, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 10.9cm (4 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 300,000-500,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,311). Photo: Bonhams. The flat plaque formed by a dragon surmounting a long pointed crescent-shaped phoenix, its head turned backwards with jaws opened revealing sharp fangs and biting on to the scrolling wing, the body's musculature finely carved in low relief and with a curved tapering tail, the stone of yellowish-green... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2020

A pale grey-green jade sword pommel, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 13. A pale grey-green jade sword pommel, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 4.6cm (1 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 50,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,621). Photo: Bonhams. Of trapezoidal form carved with notched edges and decorated with raised spiral bosses on both sides, the stone of a pale greenish-grey tone with calcified opaque buff areas. Bonhams. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016