16 août 2019

An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century 

Lot 502. An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.   One side cast with two confronted lions wildly leaping on either side of the central knop on a ground of tiny bosses within a raised outer border, the reverse plain, the silvery surface with areas of satiny black patina and green encrustation. Provenance: Acquired at auction,... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2019

A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century

  Lot 175. A pair of unusual bronze figural pricket candlesticks, 17th century; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Each cast as a kneeling foreigner with curly hair and scowling expression, wearing a shawl, a sash tied around his bare torso, elaborate inset necklace, a skirt and stiff apron tied around the hips, with one hand on the knee and the other raised to support the drip pan, connected to a... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2019

A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 174. A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 38½ in. (98 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 169,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Cast with the figure holding his left hand before his chest and holding a scroll in his right, wearing ornate layered armour bound with cords and with monster-mask epaulettes at the shoulders, with a celestial scarf billowing above the shoulders and trailing down the sides, his leather... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A bronze figure of Weituo Pusa, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 173. A bronze figure of Weituo Pusa, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 24 in. (61 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Cast with the figure holding his left hand before his chest and holding a scroll in his right, wearing ornate layered armour bound with cords and with monster-mask epaulettes at the shoulders, with a celestial scarf billowing above the shoulders and trailing down the sides, his leather helmet with a... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare bronze figural lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1275. A rare bronze figural lamp, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high overall. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast as a man standing atop a rectangular plinth, dressed in robes tied at the waist and wearing a cap tied under the chin, holding the base of the detachable lamp stem, which rises to the ribbed drip pan with single pricket, both with some mottled malachite and ferrous encrustation. Provenance: Eskenazi, London, 1995. Note: The motif of... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

Archaic Bronze sold at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1270. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BC; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides well cast in relief on each side with two dragons confronted on a notched flange set atop a shield shape beneath an animal mask, each with coiled body, clawed foot and open jaws exposing protruding fangs below the backward-curved snout, reserved on a leiwen ground and... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 14. A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty; 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body supported on a high foot and rising to a flared mouth, cast with a narrow triple band of leiwen centred on stylised confronting dragons forming taotie masks, the loop handles cast with swirl patterns springing from bottle horned bovine masks. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 1953. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2019

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 3127. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Raised on three tapering columnar legs, the swelling body finely cast near the top with a narrow band of six low-relief stylised kui dragons, below a pair of upright loop handles rising from the everted rim, with a twelve-character pictogram cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 3128. A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The body, rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with a raised central bulb within vertical twin-line borders to and a wider central raised band, the interior of foot rim with a seven-character inscription, the patina of grey and olive-green tone with some blue-green encrustation, wood... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare bronze dragon-head fitting, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1019. A rare bronze dragon-head fitting, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9½ in. (24 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The fitting is hollow cast as a dragon head with coiled snout, fangs, trailing whiskers and brows, and a long mane extending under the horns onto the scaly neck. The bronze has a dark grey patina with some bluish-green encrustation, stand. Property from the C. Philip Cardeiro collection. Note: Stylistically... [Lire la suite]