11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Phoenix and Mythical Beasts' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Phoenix and Mythical Beasts' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the pierced central knob cast as a crouching beast, encircled by alternating phoenix and mythical beasts, interspersed with floral scrolls, the raised border with further birds, insects and flowers, the silvery-gray patina with green encrustation. Width 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014.... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

An inscribed bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror, Sui Dynasty

An inscribed bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror, Sui Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast in the central field with four mythical beasts encircling the pierced knob, the outer border with a twenty-character inscription within narrow dogtooth borders, the silvered surface with green and brown encrustation. Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com
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08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Spirits of the Four Directions' mirror, Sui Dynasty

A bronze 'Spirits of the Four Directions' mirror, Sui Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the pierced central knop cast as a crouching beast, surrounded by the animals of the four directions, dragon, phoenix, tiger and snake-coiled turtle, the outer well with the twelve zodiac animals among clusters of grapes and scrolling vines, the silvered mirror with some green encrustation. Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror, Sui Dynasty

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror, Sui Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the pierced central knob surrounded by four mythical beasts in pursuit of one another, encircled by an inscription within raised borders of various geometric designs. Diameter 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com
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08 mars 2014

A large bronze inscribed 'Zodiac' mirror, Sui Dynasty

A large bronze inscribed 'Zodiac' mirror, Sui Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the central knob surrounded by the 'animals of the four directions', the dragon representing the east, the phoenix representing the south, the tiger the west, and the snake-encoiled turtle the north, further surrounded by a band of characters, the outer well with the twelve zodiac animals, the silver mirror with green encrustation. Diameter 8 1/2 in., 21.5 cm. Estimation 80,000 — 100,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Zodiac' mirror, Sui Dynasty

A bronze 'Zodiac' mirror, Sui Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the pierced central knob set in a medallion of the 'animals of the four directions' among cloud scrolls, encircled by a band of the twelve animals of the zodiac, each in a panel bordered by raised lines, the outermost zone a narrow dogtooth band, the silvery-gray surface with green encrustation. Diameter 7 in., 17.7 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast in relief with a crouching sea beast knob encircled with grape vines and six further sea beasts, the outer field with birds and beasts among similar vine scrolls, below a band of floral designs around the rim, the silvery-gray patina with green and brown encrustation. Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exposition: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co., Ltd., Bronze Mirrors from Sui to Tang... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the central knob cast as a crouching beast, surrounded by a further six beasts and grape vines, the outer field with sixteen birds in flight among further vine scrolls, the bright silver patina with green encrustation. Diameter 5 in., 12.6 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK - www.sothebys.com
08 mars 2014

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast in high relief with a crouching sea beast knob encircled with grape vines and four further sea beasts, the outer field with twelve birds amidst similar vine scrolls, below a band of floral designs, the silvery-gray patina with green encrustation. Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 18 MARS 2014 - 19 MARS 2014. NEW YORK -... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

Two bronze mirrors, Warring States Period and Western Han Dynasty

Two bronze mirrors, Warring States Period and Western Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's one mirror thinly cast and decorated with an overall pattern of striated hooks and volutes interspersed with stippling, the center with four trefoil motifs radiating from a circle enclosing the grooved knop, the plain rim with raised edge, smooth green patina; the other cast with four dragons in sinuous linear relief, encircling the square central zone set with a knob in the form of stylized dragon, the edge with a recessed field of sixteen... [Lire la suite]


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