31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)

Lot 128. A bronze 'TLV' mirror, Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. The central knob within a square border of eight small nipples, the outer field with ‘TLV’ pattern, eight nipples and various celestial animals including the turtle intertwined with a snake, a dragon, a tiger, a phoenix, all within narrow bands and hatched lines, and below a dogtooth band and a band of... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Auspicious animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 132. A bronze 'Auspicious animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob cast as a turtle, surrounded by auspicious animals including two deer, a tiger and a rabbit between mountains rising from the sea, below further flower sprigs, the patina of silvery-gray color with areas of malachite encrustation. Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute.  ... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Sea Beasts ans Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 133. A bronze 'Sea Beasts ans Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob cast as a crouching beast, surrounded by six beasts amidst scrolling grapevines, the outer field with further beasts and birds in flight with further vine scrolls, all below a floral scroll border, the bright silver patina with green encrustation. Provenance: Collection of James Marshall Plumer... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A rare bronze 'Holy mountains and spiritual animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 130. A rare bronze 'Holy mountains and spiritual animals' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the central knob set in the center of the diagram of four holy mountains and cast as the fifth mountain, surrounded by two 'animals of the four directions', the dragon and turtle, further surrounded by auspicious animals and plants, with the outer register representing the... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2018

A bronze 'Figural' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Lot 129. A bronze 'Figural' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the large knob surrounded by a field of seated figures flanked by other creatures all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Old Japanese collection.  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A large bronze tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 459. A large bronze tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming dynasty; incense burner h. 47 cm, 18 1/2  in., overall h. 70 cm, 27 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,000,000 HKD (382,350 USD) to an Asian Private. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on three waisted columnar legs decorated with animal masks and flanges, the deep rounded body decorated with a band of taotie masks and flanges below a pair of upright handles, fitted with... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 2910. A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is cast in the form of a lotus bloom raised on beaded stem on five slender foliate cabriole legs. The cover is surmounted by a lion with its jaws agape and seated on its haunches, with its raised right paw placed on a ball.   Note: In China, the earliest record in... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 904 . A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily cast vessel is raised on a spreading, molded foot encircled by two bow-string bands. The body is decorated with a band of pendant blades enclosing pairs of confronted dragons, and the shoulder is decorated with a band of flower-like... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Bronze drum stand with three coiled dragons, Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC). Bronze with green and brown patina. Ht. 36,5 cm (14 1/2 in.)- Wd. 53 cm (21 in.) . Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Bell, Bo. Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC) - Early 7th century. Ht. 42 cm (16 1/2 in). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Mask. Early Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Bronze with green patina, malachite crystallization. Wd. 29.5 cm (11 5/8... [Lire la suite]