14 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1115. A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The fanghu is raised on four tiger-form supports and is flanked by a pair of tiger-form handles. It is decorated with rectangular panels of scrolls divided by rope-twist bands.  Provenance: The Prince Kung (1880-1936) Collection.The American Art... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze turquoise-inlaid sword, jian, Early Warring States Period, 8.2cm (22 7/8in) long (3). Estimate HK$300,000 - 500,000 (US$39,000 - 64,000). Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€43,030). Photo: Bonhams. The long pointed blade with bevelled edges and a long median ridge, the ribbed handle with a wing-shaped guard inlaid with turquoise forming a taotie mask motif and ending in a flattened concave pommel, with olive-green patina and malachite encrustations, fitted box and metal... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd at TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Stand 202

Ritual wine vessel hu, China, early Warring States period, 5th century BC. Bronze. Height 36.8 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Pottery figure of a foreign groom with a pointed hat, China, Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century. Height 65 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd Four pottery equestrians, China, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Heights 35.5 to 37.5 cm. Lengths 30 to 35 cm © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd     Black and red lacquer circular box with camellia... [Lire la suite]