04 avril 2020

An unusual bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC)

Lot 2026. An unusual bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC); 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realized USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The flat, oblong top of the hollow fitting is flat-cast depicting two dragons with long up-turned snouts and abstract bodies that curve around to fill the space. The circular socket end is pierced with two holes on either side, with two small pins or brads piercing the walls near... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 254. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form divided into two sections by a slightly bulged mid-section centered by a raised ring, each section finely decorated in gold and silver with an abstract pattern of hooks and scrolls, the surface with malachite encrustation. Provenance: Walter Hoschstadter, New York, by 1948.Fritz Low-Beer,... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC)

Lot 511. A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC). L.: 29.5 cm. (11 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000. Price realised EUR 11,875. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. De forme tubulaire, orné d'un décor composé d'élégantes volutes et motifs archaïques entremêlés, rehaussé sur un côté d'un anneau surmonté d'un animal mythique ; petits accidents. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hambourg, 29 Juillet 1933. Collection Hermann Rosenfeld, Hambourg. Acquis par l’actuel... [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]
19 décembre 2017

A pair of silver inlaid bronze chariot fittings, probably Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC

Lot 386. A pair of silver inlaid bronze chariot fittings, probably Western Han dynasty, 1st century BC. L. 7,2 cm. Estimate 7.500/12.000 €. Lot sold 1.100 €. Courtesy Nagel Of tubular form with flat circular top and four protruding ribs. Inlaid with highly stylized scrolling cloud motifs with linear spirals. Both fittings inlaid with the characters "ling li".  Provenance: Bought in 1998 from L.H.W. Investment & Trading Limited, Hong Kong. Described and illustrated in: Regina Krahl: Collection... [Lire la suite]