17 janvier 2017

Egyptian bronze of God Ptah, Third Intermediate Period – Saite Period, 1085 – 525 BC

  Egyptian bronze of God Ptah, Third Intermediate Period – Saite Period, 1085 – 525 BC. 22 cm H. J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: From private collection of a family from Cumbria, England. Spink & Son LTD, 1950 – 1960.  J. Bagot Arqueología - Ancient Art - Classical and Egyptian Antiquities. Consell de Cent 278, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular mirror with animals and inscription, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220) 

Lot 1409. A bronze circular mirror with animals and inscription, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The large knob set within a square from which project four 'T' motifs positioned below a dragon, a bird, a tiger and a unicorn separated by four nipples, all encircled by an inscription, a hatchured band and a band of stylized animls, all below a band comprised of a bird, dragons and foliate scrolls issuing from a horn or... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A rare engraved bronze circular mirror, the mirror Warring States period, the engraved decoration possibly of later date

Lot 1408. A rare engraved bronze circular mirror, the mirror Warring States period, the engraved decoration possibly of later date. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 4,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly cast, the back cast in intaglio with a design of continuous stylized flower scroll issuing from a circular medallion in the center, with finely stippled details, all within a geometric border below the slightly upturned rim, pierced with two holes for... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC

Lot 1407. A large bronze circular 'bird' mirror, late Warring States period, 3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 9,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. With triple-fluted loop surrounded by a patterned band repeated in the main field as the ground for three birds with scrolling interlocking bodies and long angular crests extending from the back of their heads, all within the upright rim, with dark silver-grey patina - 9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) diam., 5/16 in. (.7 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1405. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 4,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes that stand on the corners alternating with four small long-tailed birds, each standing on an angular scroll, all reserved on a ground of coiled scrolls and granular pattern arranged in a grid of diamond-shaped lozenges, with silvery... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2017

A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1404. A bronze circular 'phoenix' mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 3,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  Thinly cast, the back with a small central knob set within a concave square border, the four phoenixes standing on the corners alternating with four stylized birds shown as if seen from above, all reserved on a ground of angular scrolls filled with granulation and coiled scrolls - 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2017

An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC 

Lot 1402. An unusual bronze circular 'zigzag'-pattern mirror, late Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Thinly cast, the back centered by a small ribbed loop flanked either side by parallel bands of zigzag or 'lightning' pattern reserved on a ground of hooked feather-like scrolls and granulation arranged in rectangles, all within a plain outer border cast with a thin bow-string band - 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam.,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2017

A superb pair of bronze 'mythical beast' paperweights, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 3797. A superb pair of bronze 'mythical beast' paperweights, Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each naturalistically cast in the form of a mythical beast crouching and facing forward, their taut muscular bodies well pronounced, one with the head of a goat, its long curved horn and beard meticulously articulated, the other with a dragon's head and depicted looking ferocious with an open mouth, the bronze patinated to a deep brown colour... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 1230. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Price Realised USD 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha sits in dhyanasana with the hands clasped in a form of vajramudra. He is clad in voluminous robes with hems elegantly incised with a foliate pattern. The face is serene in expression and surmounted by a tiara with diminutive Buddha images. 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Notes: The present gilt-bronze figure... [Lire la suite]
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