11 mars 2014

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

A bronze 'Spirits of the Four Directions' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the knob encircled by a narrow band of petals and stamen, encircled by the 'animals of the four directions', dragon, phoenix, tiger and a snake-coiled turtle, below a raised rim, the silvered surface with green encrustation. Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 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]
11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Birds and Flowers' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Birds and Flowers' octafoil mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's cast in relief with four birds in flight separated by sprigs of flowers encircling a pierced knob modeled as a crouching beast, the raised border cast with further florets within its raised sharp octafoil border, the silvery-gray patina with patches of green encrustation. Width 5 1/8 in., 12.9 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exposition: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co., Ltd., Bronze Mirrors from Sui... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2014

A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty

A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's crisply cast in relief, the central knob surrounded by a single three-clawed coiling dragon amidst cloud scrolls within a raised edge, with a dark silvery-gray patina. Width 7 1/4 in., 18.3 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exposition: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co., Ltd., Bronze Mirrors from Sui to Tang Dynasty, Tokyo, 10th November 2010, cat. no. 66. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART.... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2014

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

A bronze 'Sea Beasts and Grapes' mirror, Tang Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the circular mirror carved in high relief with a crouching sea beast knob encircled with grape vines and four further sea beasts, all amidst birds and grapes and vine scrolls, the silvery-gray patina with some green encrustation. Diameter 4 1/2 in., 11.4 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 - www.sothebys.com
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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