29 décembre 2021

Dong Son culture bronze from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection sold at Sotheby's HK,

Lot 3115. A large bronze ritual drum, Dong Son culture, 600 BCE - 300 CE; w. 43 cm. Lot sold: 75,600 HKD (Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Lot 3119. Two bronze bracelets, Dong Son culture, 5th – 1st century BCE; 10 and 11.2 cm. Lot sold: 13,860 HKD (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Lot... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2021

A bronze blade, Shang dynasty

Lot 345. A bronze blade, Shang dynasty; Length 26.4 cm. 10¼ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of elegant tapering form terminating in a point, the metal heavily azurite encrusted. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975).  Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 75. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021
08 octobre 2021

iGavel Auctions Autumn Asian Art Sale now open for bidding

Asian Works of Art including Jades from an American Collector. © 2021 iGavel.  NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason Associates announced that its autumn 2021 Asian art sale opened for bidding on October 5th through October 21st on iGavel Auctions. With over 500 lots on sale, the auction centers around a strong collection of approximately 70 archaic and later jades that were purchased mainly in the 1970's from reputable sources, including Christie's, Sotheby's, Spink & Son's and other galleries. Many jades have a copy... [Lire la suite]
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]
07 octobre 2021

A bronze oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 101. A bronze oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 52,920 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 five leaf-form feet arching to support a wide circular drip pan with an everted rim, a conical post rising from the center of the pan and opening into a second pan modeled as a lotus blossom with naturalistic undulating petals, then extending further to support a small hexalobed oil cup at the pinnacle, in the lower drip pan... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2021

An exceptional and rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 59. An exceptional and rare pair of bronze 'dragon' tripod censers, Marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Width across handles 11¼ in., 28.5 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 327,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 each globular body resting on three cabriole legs issuing from ferocious beast masks and rising to a recessed neck and galleried rim, the shoulder set with a pair of pierced S-curve handles, the body crisply cast in high relief with two pairs of dragons... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

A fine pair of bronze taotie-mask loose-ring handles, Warring States (475-221 BCE)

Lot 156. A fine pair of bronze taotie-mask loose-ring handles, Warring States (475-221 BCE); 3 1/8in (7.8cm) high, the taotie, 5in (12.6cm) high overall. Sold for US$ 2,550 (€ 2,172). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each crisply cast in low relief with multi-ridged eyebrows centered by an unusual chequered-pattern cylinder below two curling horns, the beak curled under to support the solid ring, the side edges of the masks with tightly-scrolled tufts and crests, the reverse with a thick projecting pin from the center... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2021

A bronze 'mythical beast' pole finial, Shang dynasty

Lot 42. A bronze 'mythical beast' pole finial, Shang dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.43 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,670 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast as a hollow conical socket issuing from a ferocious bovine mask with bulging eyes and a broad flattened nose, flanked by flaring ears, all below tall curved horns cast with intaglio coil details, the conical socket with further intaglio motifs and pierced with two apertures, the bronze with a reddish-brown patina with... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2021

A bronze garlic-head flask (Bianhu), Han dynasty (206 -220 AD)

Lot 41. A bronze garlic-head flask (Bianhu), Han dynasty (206 -220 AD). Width 13½ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of flattened oblong form set over a slightly splayed rectangular foot rising to a short waisted neck and garlic bulb-shaped mouth, the broad sides each with raised and stepped concentric ovals, the narrow sides plain, the surface with grey patina and malachite encrustation. Property from the Estate of John W. Wilkins. ... [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]