02 novembre 2017

Two Antique Jade from the Sze Yuan Tang collection at Bonhams London

Lot 1. A rare and large mottled beige jade blade, yazhang, Neolithic period. 41.6cm (16 3/8in) long. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,400 - 5,700). Sold for £81,250 (€91,670). Photo: Bonhams. Carved as a thin rectangular blade with tapering sides, pierced with two apertures to one end flanked by a pair of notches to the edge, the stone of a mottled and creamy tone, fitted box. (2). Provenance: the Sze Yuan Tang collection, acquired in Hong Kong circa 1980s-1990s. Note: Compare a related brownish-olive... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2017

Mirror with Clouds and Nebulae, 200-100 BC, China, Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9)

Mirror with Clouds and Nebulae, 200-100 BC, China, Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9), bronze, Diameter: w. 10 cm (3 7/8 in.); Overall: h. 1.2 cm (7/16 in.); Rim: h. 0.4 cm (1/8 in.). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee, 1995.288 © The Cleveland Museum of Art.
26 juillet 2017

TLV Mirror with Gilt Surface, 2nd century BC, China, Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9)

TLV Mirror with Gilt Surface, 2nd century BC, China, Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9), gilt bronze, Diameter: w. 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.); Overall: h. 1.2 cm (7/16 in.); Rim: h. 0.6 cm (3/16 in.). Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee, 1995.294 © The Cleveland Museum of Art