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]
08 mars 2014

A bronze mirror with deities and inscriptions, Eastern Han Dynasty

A bronze mirror with deities and inscriptions, Eastern Han Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's finely cast around the central knob with winged Immortals interspersed with four striding bixie, set with evenly spaced recessed roundels to receive gemstones, encircled by a band of seal faces forming a poetic inscription, alternating with half-disc sun whorls, further enclosed by a border of poetic inscription and stylized cloud scrolls to the rim; together with two small bronze mirrors decorated with nipples alternating with stylized animal... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2014

A gilded bronze mirror and stand, Qing Dynasty

A gilded bronze mirror and stand, Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Modelled as a recumbent deer, its back designed with a crescent moon shaped stand for the circular mirror with central boss, wood stand, 20cm long (3). Estimate £500 - 700 (€600 - 840) For a similar design of mirror stand, see the parcel-gilt example in The Victoria and Albert Museum, dated to the Song or Yuan era (Salting Bequest. V.& A. No.M.737-1910.). Bonhams. BRITISH & EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GLASS & ASIAN ART, INCLUDING THE TATTON HEWETSON COLLECTION PART... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2013

An inscribed archaic bronze mirror, Song dynasty

An inscribed archaic bronze mirror, Song dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams Cast in the form of a circular disc with raised ridges and centralised platform forming a handle, encircled by a series of zhuanshu inscription arranged around the centre, dividing two trigram symbols with sunken dots. 14.9cm diam. Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€2,900 - 4,800) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013
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13 novembre 2013

An inscribed early bronze mirror, Tang dynasty

An inscribed early bronze mirror, Tang dynasty. Photo courtesy Bonhams Cast with one side flat and the other side with two concentric raised borders, the flattened circular ornament decorated with five mythical beasts running around grapevines encircling the rounded knop, the outer frieze with a series of kaishu inscription within geometric borders. 12.7cm diam. Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 60,000 (€3,800 - 5,800) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 
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13 novembre 2013

A bronze dagger axe, and two bronze mirrors

A bronze dagger axe, and two bronze mirror. Photo courtesy Bonhams The dagger axe Shang dynasty, the mirrors Tang dynasty.  Comprising: a dagger axe with beak-shaped blade ending in an angled na decorated with raised bosses; a floral mirror cast with four riders; and a floral mirror cast with fruiting vines. The dagger axe 27.4cm long. (3). Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 40,000 (€1,900 - 3,800) Provenance 來源:Acquired by the father of the current owner, whilst serving at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2013

Two Chinese Bronze Mirrors, Song Dynasty

Two Chinese Bronze Mirrors, Song Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle Each of circular shape, one with a scene of a deer and sage crossing a bridge towards further figures in a landscape; the other depicting Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong, a Daoist initiate, on his excursion to the moon, all around a central knop. Diameter of larger 8 1/4 inches. Estimate $1,200-1,500 For a similar example see: Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, page 94  Provenance: Second mirror purchased Peters Gallery, London England,... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2013

Chinese Archaic Bronze Mirror, Han Dynasty

Chinese Archaic Bronze Mirror, Han Dynasty. Photo courtesy Doyle  Of squared section with a raised outer border and a central pierced circular knop. Length 4 1/4 inches. Scattered very shallow dents to exterior rim. Scattered areas of green encrustation. Light surface scratches to reverse. Estimate $2,000-3,000  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, Sale 6028, May 30, 1990, lot 26  Property from a Private American Collection   Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday,... [Lire la suite]
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