21 septembre 2021

A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 165. A black pottery two-handled amphora, Western Han Dynasty; 9 1/8in (23.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,475). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The low-set ovoid body carved with two whorl-shaped reserves on each side and divided by two broad strap handles attached from the mouth rim and the body, bands of geometric patterns carved into the neck. Note: Many non-Han people lived in southwest China, even after the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. Unusually shaped amphorae, such as the present lot, may... [Lire la suite]

25 juin 2021

Cavalryman, Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE

Cavalryman. Excavated from a tomb ar Yangjiawan, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE. Painted earthenware, height 54 x 68 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail: horse. Cavalryman. Excavated from a tomb ar Yangjiawan, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE. Painted earthenware, height 54 x 68 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail:... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2021

Foot soldiers, Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE

Foot soldiers. Excavated from a tomb at Yangjiawan, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE. Painted earthenware, height 48 x 50 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum Detail: full figure. Foot soldiers. Excavated from a tomb at Yangjiawan, Xianyang, Shaanxi Province. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 24 CE. Painted earthenware, height 48 x 50 cm, National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum ... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, houlou, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel and cover, houlou, Western Han Dynasty; 25cm (9 7/8in) high. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 6,375 (€ 7,437). © Bonhams The vessel of rounded shape supported on three short curling legs, applied to the upper body with a pair of loop fittings linked to a chain handle, the domed cover with two ring handles, the surface encrusted with areas of malachite. Note: See a similar example illustrated by R.Y.Lefebvre d'Argencé, Bronze Vessels of... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A rare archaic beige jade sword guard, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 425. A rare archaic beige jade sword guard, Western Han Dynasty; 5cm (2in) long. Sold for £ 7,012 (€ 8,144). © Bonhams. Of lozenge section, carved on both sides with stylised taotie masks, a small section of the iron blade remaining, the stone of warm amber-honey tone.Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964Dr Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acc.no.J842, acquired from the above in 1964Christie's New York, 16 September 2010, lot 972 (part lot)Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition,... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2021

Two green-glazed pottery tripod incense burner, lian, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 456. Two green-glazed pottery tripod incense burner, lian, Western Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 1,020 (€ 1,188). © Bonhams Each raised on three kneeling bear supports and moulded around the sides with archers on horseback, Immortals and animals, with mask and ring handles, each cover moulded in high relief with concentric mountains interspersed with further animals, the green glaze extensively degraded to a silvery iridescence.The larger 21cm (8 3/8in) high.Note : See related examples illustrated in Treasures from a Swallow Garden:... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

An unusual frog-shaped openwork buckle, Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC

Lot 861. An unusual frog-shaped openwork buckle, Western Han dynasty, circa 3rd century BC; 3¾ in. (9.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Cast as a frog as if seen from above, with tiny circles on the body, its sides being bitten by two snakes with linear decoration, their scrolling bodies framing the back legs before meeting at the hook and then terminating in coiled tails, with a loop between the front legs on the... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

National Gallery of Victoria displays China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors

Image left: Armoured general 铠甲将军俑, Qin Dynasty 221–207 BCE, earthenware, 196.0 cm (h), Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, Xi'an (002524) - Image right: Portrait of Cai Guo-Qiang, 2009. Photograph © Mark Mahaney MELBOURNE.- In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the... [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]