14 janvier 2018

A white-glazed ritual food vessel, fu, Incised mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908)

Lot 3083. A white-glazed ritual food vessel, fu, Incised mark and period of Guangxu (1875-1908); width 29.5 cm., 11 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 of archaistic form and rectangular section, supported on a splayed base divided by arched openings forming four corner feet, the box with steep flaring sides moulded with zoomorphic archaistic mythical beasts and angular... [Lire la suite]

25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A brown jade ceremonial blade, fu, probably Neolithic period

Lot 331. A brown jade ceremonial blade, fu, probably Neolithic period, 10 cm, 4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of irregular trapezoidal form with bevelled edges, one side with a vertical tool mark, the top with a small hole, the stone of a variegated russet-brown and celadon colour    Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 juin 2017, 02:00 PM
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04 février 2016

Tiger-shaped token, fu, used to authenticate an imperial military order, Qin dynasty, 221-206 BCE

Tiger-shaped token, fu, used to authenticate an imperial military order, Qin dynasty, 221-206 BCE. Possibly excavated on Lincheng, Shandong Province. Bronze inlaid with gold characters, length 8.9 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing Always fearful of rebellion, the Qin Emperor devised a system to ensure that troops could be moved only by his express order. He had tokens, fu, made consisting of two interlocking parts. One half went to the commanding officer, and the other half stayed with the... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2013

A rare guan-type altar vessel, fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 173. A rare guan-type altar vessel, fu, Yongzheng seal mark and period  (1723-1735); 16.8cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate  15,000 — 20,000. Lot Sold 62,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2013 of rectangular section, the wide flaring sides rising from a spreading foot cut with an arched aperture in the centre of each side, set on one side with a loop handle issuing from animal mask, covered overall in a crackled greyish-blue glaze, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark Provenance: Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2010

Daily Life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The first section of the exhibition presents objects that relate to daily life in Yuan China. They include examples of men’s and women’s dresses and ornaments; vessels for ritual purposes and everyday use; and articles associated with travel. In every category, there are objects made using in traditional forms and decoration and others that display influences from Northern and Central Asia that arrived with the Mongols. Nearly all objects in this section are recent archaeological finds from China. Scene of a Family... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2009

A chinese globular bronze vessel wtih ring handles, fu, and a tripod vessel, li ding, Zhou dynasty (1100- 256 bc)

A chinese globular bronze vessel wtih ring handles, fu, and a tripod vessel, li ding, Zhou dynasty (1100- 256 bc) The fu 8/1.2in. (21.5cm.) diameter (2) Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 Christie's. Christie's Interiors. 1 - 2 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Image 2009 Christie's Ltd
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