03 février 2018

A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 199. A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Width 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 crisply cast in relief, the pierced central knob encircled by a writhing scaly three-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls within a raised octalobed rim, the silvery-gray patina with patches of green and russet encrustation.  Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exhibited: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co.,... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2018

Archaic bronze sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 sept. 2010

Lot 270. A fine archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 standing on three cylindrical legs with steeply rounded sides divided into three lobes, each lobe cast in raised relief with a taotie mask formed from raised bosses for eyes and hooked scrolls accented with intaglio lines reserved on a fine leiwen ground, the lipped rim with... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017

A Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 35. A Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC. Height 12 3/8  in.,  31.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold  245,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of slender, waisted form, crisply cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of bowstrings interrupted by two cruciform apertures, the tall flared neck... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC

Lot 146. A bronze 'ding' with lid and two curved u-shaped handles, Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th to early 5th century BC. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 17.000 €. Courtesy Nagel With animal masks in high relief at the top of the legs. Interlocking C-shaped dragons, alternately upright and inverted, fill the register on both the cover and the bowl. Narrower registers, one at the perimeter of the lid, the other encircling the lower part of the basin below the bow-string, contain S-shaped... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A very rare large bronze ceremonial bell, dated the sixth year of Zhengde corresponding to 1512 and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 192. A very rare large bronze ceremonial bell, dated the sixth year of Zhengde corresponding to 1512 and of the period (1506-1521). Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 180,000. Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The heavily cast bell is fashioned with a loop for suspension formed as a pair of muscular dragons surrounded by a band of raised lotus petals. The walls are cast with rectangular panels enclosing 314 names, and on one side a vertical panel encloses the reign mark... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC)

Lot 1. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC). 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,880 - USD 157,320). Price realised GBP 608,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bulbous body is cast on each side with a small ram's-head boss and the loose over-head handle terminates at either side with an animal-head. There is a three-character inscription cast to the interior of the base and in reverse to the interior of the cover... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2017

A bronze 'Mythical Beasts and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty

Lot 853. A bronze 'Mythical Beasts and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter  6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. cast in high relief with a central knop formed by a crouching beast encircled by four beasts, two geese and smaller birds among leafy fruiting vines bordered by a raised ring, the outer band with birds and further beasts amid grape clusters borne on scrolling vines, the dark silvery surface with pale green... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, Vietnam, XIXème siècle

Lot 232. Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, Vietnam, XIXème siècle. Estimation : 150 € / 200 €. Photo: Artprecium Brûle parfum et son couvercle ajouré en bronze, les anses à forme de têtes d'éléphants, présenté sur son socle tripode en bronze dépatiné. Dépatiné, l'un des pieds en partie désolidarisé. Haut. : 25 - Larg. : 2. Art d'Asie chez Artprecium, Paris (France), le 22 Septembre 2017 à 11h00
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14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]