14 juin 2021

A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3107. A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000. Price Realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The very thin, slightly concave bronze mirror has a tiny loop in the center of a stylized flower-form applique of gold foil outlined and detailed in thin borders and fine gold granulation. The outer field is silver sheet finely chased with mythical birds and animals, including... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2020

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 3192. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate $7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The central knob is surrounded by trefoil motifs within a square border. The main field is cast in relief with four muscular, leonine beasts shown amidst clouds and separated by four V-shaped angles issuing from a narrow bead border encircled by a raised sawtooth border and an outer inscription band below a... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 2032. A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The central knob rises from a ring of petals encircled by eight animals shown in different positions within a raised dogtooth border, and further encircled by a narrow inscription band and a band of various animals and birds racing counter-clockwise in the outer field below foliate scroll on the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

Three bronze circular mirrors, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-8th century

Lot 1272. Three bronze circular mirrors, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-8th century; 3 5/8, 6 and 3¾ in. (9.2, 15.2 and 9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. One cast with four animals racing around the central knob, within a raised border and an inscription in the outer field, below dogtooth and scallop borders; the largest with a band of tiny bosses encircling the knob, in the outer field four masks face the center as two pairs... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2020

Two bronze circular mirrors, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1255. Two bronze circular mirrors, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty (475 BC-AD 8); 7½ and 6 5/8 in. (19 and 16.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The larger well cast with triple fluted knob surrounded by a patterned ground repeated in the outer field as the ground for three dragons with large heads and interlocking scrolling bodies; the other with a large knob encircled by nine nipples separating characters... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1151. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The mirror is crisply cast in relief with motifs representing the Moon Palace including a large guihua (osmanthus) tree in the center, where part of its trunk forms the loop. To one side of the tree is Chang'e in the guise of an apsara holding an offering in flight above a toad, and to the other side... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2020

A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1142. A rare small gold and silver-decorated bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); Mirror 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam.; fitting 5½ in. (14 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The very thin, slightly concave bronze mirror has a tiny loop in the center of a stylized flower-form applique of gold foil outlined and detailed in thin borders and fine gold granulation. The outer field is silver sheet finely chased with mythical... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 1220. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central knob is encircled by six clouds and six muscular beasts amidst further clouds below a hachured band and an outer inscription band. There are areas of malachite and ferrous encrustation. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam.), Japanese wood box Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 6 June 1985. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2015

A large silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 725. A large silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diameter; 1446 g. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $173,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Crisply cast, the central lion-form knob surrounded by five lions clambering amidst fruiting grapevine continuing over a raised border into the outer field where further lions alternate with birds below small florets at the rim, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2015

A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD

Lot 719. A bronze circular mirror with deities and animals, China, Mid-late Eastern Han Dynasty, Late 2nd-3rd century AD;  5 ½ in. (14 cm.) diameter; 550 g. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The knob encircled by four bixie alternating with deities, within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with squares enclosing characters, below two narrow bands on the rim, the inner with racing dragons, a celestial chariot, animals and figures, the... [Lire la suite]