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. © 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 malachite encrustation, stand. ... [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. © 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. Provenance: J.J.... [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]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC

Lot 707. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped body is cast on the shoulder with two taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, attached to linked chains that slide through corresponding rings suspended from loops on the semi-domed cover. The lower body is cast with three additional taotie mask handles with loose rings. Property... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 704. A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The slightly compressed body is cast in shallow relief with a central band of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, centered by a low flange, below a narrow band of confronted kui dragons divided by three raised beast-head masks. The splayed foot has two pierced apertures above a band of addorsed birds and beast masks. ... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

Seven Dian bronze daggers and a bronze spearhead, Warring States period

Lot 1100. Seven Dian bronze daggers and a bronze spearhead, Warring States period; 10.5 to 37.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 113,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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04 septembre 2021

A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty

Lot 1096. A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty; d. 23.5 and h. 12.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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04 septembre 2021

Western Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1035. A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1046 - 771 BC); h. 24.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD  (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1978.Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 212 (USD8,125).  Literature: Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, Washington D.C., 1990, p. 82, fig. 112. Lot... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2021

A bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century

Lot 1074. A bronze figure of Manjushri, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century; 21.7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 63,000 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
01 septembre 2021

An inscribed bronze votive plaque of the five Tathagatas, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 1059. An inscribed bronze votive plaque of the five Tathagatas, Early Ming dynasty; 15.3 by 45.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 37,800 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021