29 août 2019

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (221-559)

Lot 247. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (221-559). Length 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. well cast in a striding posture, its arched body raised on four powerful limbs terminating in three-clawed paws, trailed by a long curling tail, the ferocious head detailed with a single horn above protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing its sharp fangs. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2019

An exceedingly rare bronze figure of a dragon, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234)

Lot 231. An exceedingly rare bronze figure of a dragon, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234). Height 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. marvelously cast seated on three powerful legs, its right forepaw raised and holding a 'flaming pearl' in its claw, its ferocious head detailed with a pair of long curled horns above large protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing sharp fangs and a curled tongue, the scaly body sinuously curved with long... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 116. An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589). Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modeled, the striding dragon cast in suspended movement, its elongated sinewy body raised on four powerful limbs terminating in three-clawed paws, trailed by a long curling tail, the imperious head held high and proud atop a slender S-shaped neck, with a single horn above protruding... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

An impressive iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Edo period (18th-19th century)

Lot 3828. An impressive iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Edo period (18th-19th century); 37 3/8 in. (94.9 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,400,000 (USD 205,080 - USD 307,620). Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron dragon finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, the tongue, limbs and claws move, the body bends, the head is applied with ears, elaborate horns, spines and whiskers, the details are finely... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An important iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Muneyoshi

Lot 3829. An important iron articulated sculpture of a dragon, Meiji-Taisho period (early 20th century), signed Muneyoshi (Tanaka Tadayoshi; ?-1958); 118 1/8 in. (300 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 6,500,000 - HKD 9,500,000 (USD 833,138 - USD 1,217,663). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The russet-iron dragon finely constructed of numerous hammered plates jointed inside the body; the mouth opens, the tongue, limbs and claws move, the body bends, the head is applied with elaborate horns,... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2018

A rare archaic jade dragon, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 1. A rare archaic jade dragon, Late Shang Dynasty; 3.6cm (1 1/2in) wide. Estimate 50,000-80,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 1,025,000 (€ 112,200) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Carved in the form of a circular coiled dragon with its tail curving towards the head, the horns and eyes subtly carved in relief, the body incised with double-line scrolls, the top with a pierced hole, the stone of a buff tone with traces of cinnabar.  Note: Compare with a similar jade dragon, Shang dynasty, similarly... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2017

A gray pottery figure of a dragon, Six dynasties-early Tang dynasty

Lot 91. A gray pottery figure of a dragon, Six dynasties-early Tang dynasty. 10 1/2in (26.8cm) long. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€6,900 - 10,000). Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled with an arched body lined with a serrated fin along the length of its spine, the raised head set with wide eyes above an open mouth revealing fangs and tongue, incised with cross-hatching to represent scales, with traces of white slip and blue pigment, mounted to stand. Provenance: Christie's, New... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Sculpture de dragon en argent, Vietnam, XIXe siècle

Lot 237. Sculpture de dragon en argent, Vietnam, XIXe siècle. Estimation : 600 € / 800 €. Photo: Artprecium représenté la tête tournée vers son corps. Marque incisée sous chacune des pattes. Bon état général. Haut. : 22,4 cm. Art d'Asie chez Artprecium, Paris (France), le 22 Septembre 2017 à 11h00
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15 août 2017

Plat à décor de dragon en relief et de vagues ou de feuillage, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), début 14e siècle

Plat à décor de dragon en relief et de vagues ou de feuillage, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368), début 14e siècle. Porcelaine à couverte céladon. H: 7 cm, Diam: 34,8 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, EO2512. Photo © Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Daniel Arnaudet Photo © Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Olivier  
07 août 2017

Pendant with dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE)

Pendant with dragon, China, Warring States Period (approx. 480-221 BCE). Nephrite. H. 3 1/2 in x W. 9 3/4 in x D. 1/4 in, H. 8.89 cm x W. 24.77 cm x D. .64 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60J549 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture. Exhibition History: "Stones of Eternity: Chinese Jades from the Asian Art Museum", Tooley & Company, The Hibernia Bank Building (201 California Street, San Francisco), 2/10/1986 - 2/1987"Magic, Art and Order: Jade in Chinese Culture", Palm Springs... [Lire la suite]
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