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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26 août 2013

A Bronze 'Shan' Mirror, Warring States Period

A Bronze 'Shan' Mirror, Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's crisply cast with four shan elements springing from the beveled rim with flat outer edge towards the central concave square band containing a small central triple-fluted knob, all on a finely granulated and feather-patterned ground, slightly encrusted patina, patches of malachite. Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. BENJAMIN D'ANCONA, NEW YORK EXHIBITED: The Chinese Art Society... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2013

Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, 3rd century BC.

Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, 3rd century BC.  The handle of this mirror is cast as a female figure with bracelets, armband, and necklace. She holds an object in her right hand, her arm is bent, and her outstretched wings curve around the mirror. There is an engraved scene on the reverse of the mirror, depicting a warrior and a woman standing before a building, with a man and woman at the sides.
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22 juillet 2013

Symbolism in Islamic Art in the David Collection

Bronze mirror with an animal-combat motif. Ghazna, Afghanistan; c. 1100. Diam: 8.5 cm. Inv. no. 71/1979. The David Collection © THE DAVID COLLECTION The animal-combat motif is rooted in a large number of pre-Islamic cultures in the Middle East, and it is generally considered to symbolize rebirth. The powerful animal lives by killing weaker ones and in doing so gains the strength to survive in a cruel world. Particularly the lion attacking an ox has been seen as a symbol of the beginning of the new agricultural year. Both... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2013

Antique Bronze Mirror with fine Décor, China, Han Dynasty

Antique Bronze Mirror with fine Décor, China, Han Dynasty. ©Auctionata This Chinese mirror was made from bronze and is polished on one side. The other side is decorated with a pattern of geometrical signs in bas-relief. There is a little knob through which the mirror can be attached to clothing.The bronze mirror is in good condition with signs of age and use. There are some minor notches. It shows partially a beautiful malachite coloured patina. The mirror has a diameter of 8 cm. Price € 380 ... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2013

A bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

A bronze mirror, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo courtesy Czerny's Circular shape. diameter 4.7 cm. Estimated Price: €200 - €250 Czerny's International Auction House. Chinese and Asian Antiques. June 8, 2013, 2:00 PM CET. Piazza V. Veneto, 17 - 19, Sarzana (SP), 19038 Italy. Phone: +39 0187 691 376 - Fax: +39 0187 692 703 - Email: info@czernys.com
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