19 mars 2015

Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty, Ca 618 to 907 CE

Bronze Mirror, China, Tang Dynasty, Ca 618 to 907 CE. Estimate $800 – $1,200. LIVEAUCTIONEERS/ARTEMIS GALLERY PHOTO Lovely mirror of solid cast bronze, top decorated in four scrolling sections with low relief symbols beneath. Reverse is reserved and was once silvered and highly polished. Size: 6-3/4" D.Provenance: Attal collection via family descent from Great Uncle A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids Artemis Gallery online at LiveAuctioneers.com
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28 février 2015

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui dynasty

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui dynasty. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast with a central hemispherical knob enclosed by an octagonal frame, and six compartments each with a mythical beast, along the outer band an inscription written in kaishu style - Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm Provenance: Private Asian collection, circa 1980-90, by repute.  Notes:  Translation of the inscription:   A coiling dragon decorates the fine... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast with a hemispherical knob encircled by four mythical beasts, the outer field cast with an inscription inkaishu, all within narrow dogtooth borders. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm Provenance: Private Asian collection, circa 1980-90, by repute.  Notes:  Translation of the inscription:  Gladly have I obtained the mirror of the King of Qin,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty. Estimation 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast in the central field with four mythical beasts encircling the hemispherical knob, within a dogtooth border, the outer border with a twenty-character inscription written in kaishu style. Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm Provenance: Private Asian collection, circa 1980-90, by repute.  Notes:  Translation of the inscription:  (The... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty

Two bronze 'Dragon' and 'Mythical Beast' mirrors, Han dynasty and Tang dynasty. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the first from the Han Dynasty, cast around the central knob with dragons emerging from clouds, the inscription written in lishu (Han clerical script) style; the second, Tang Dynasty, cast with four mythical beasts chasing each other, the inscription written in kaishu (Tang standard script). Diameter of larger 5 1/2  in., 14 cm ... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts' mirror with inscription, Sui-Early Tang dynasty. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the pierced central knob surrounded by four mythical beasts in pursuit of one another, encircled by an inscription written in kaishu, enclosed by raised borders of various geometric designs. Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm Provenance: Private Asian collection, circa 1980-90, by repute. Notes:  Translation of the inscription: (The mirror) is bright... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2015

An important bronze 'Zodiac' mirror with inscription, Sui dynasty

An important bronze 'Zodiac' mirror with inscription, Sui dynasty. Estimation  50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, the central knob surrounded by a dragon and 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 an inscription in kaishu, encircled with a band of the twelve zodiac animals. Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.5 cm Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty

A rare bronze 'Double Phoenix' mirror with inscription, Tang dynasty. Estimation  70,000 — 90,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. cast in relief with two phoenix standing on lotus flowers flanking a pierced central knob, with long tasseled cords trailing up from their beaks, holding a banner with the X-sign, below is a flower and another banner with the character chun (spring), along the rim an inscription in kaishu-style  - Diameter 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm Provenance: Private... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2015

Major antiquities collection of over 350 works donated to Israel Museum by Robert and Renée Belfer

Belfer Collection. Marble head of a youth, after a Polycletus Greek original of the 5th century BCE., Roman period, 1st century CE. Photo: ©The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner.  JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, today announced a transformative gift of more than 350 works of art and artifacts from antiquity by Robert and Renée Belfer, New York. Considered among the most significant private holdings of antiquities in the world, the Belfer Collection features hundreds of ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2014

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty

An undecorated bronze mirror, China, probably Song dynasty. Photo Nagel Partly slight corroded. D. 9,7 cm. Estimate 300 €. Sold 240 € Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". Sale 710, 9.5.2014  - http://www.auction.de/
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