04 janvier 2023

A pair of gold makara earrings, Liao dynasty

Lot 544. A pair of gold makara earrings, Liao dynasty (907-1125); l. 5.2 cm and 5.5 cm; weight 16.8g and 18.4g. Lot sold: 69,300 HKD (Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 HKD). © 2022 Sotheby's. Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang Collection. Sotheby's. China/5000 Years, Hong Kong, 25 November 2022

21 décembre 2022

A set of six gold 'frog' chariot ornaments, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)

Lot 312. A set of six gold 'frog' chariot ornaments, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC). Each 2.2cm (7/8in) long; Weight 44.8 grams overall. Sold for HK$28,050 © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 2000s. Note: Compare a set of gold ornaments from Spring and Autumn period, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji: gongyi meishu bian 10, Beijing, 1996, p.4, pl.7.  Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION, Hong Kong, 25 November – 16... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2022

A reticulated gold floral hairpin, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644)

Lot 309. A reticulated gold floral hairpin, Song-Ming Dynasty (960-1644); Weight 9.75 grams, 12cm (4 3/4in) long. Sold for HK$82,875 © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 2000s. Note: A similar gold hairpin decorated with grape motifs, dated to the Tang dynasty, is illustrated in History of Gold: Masterpieces from Shaanxi, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2017, p.21. See a related example of a glass-inlaid gold hairpin, Song-Ming Dynasty, sold at Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2022

A gold bowl with a dragon handle, yi, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3301. A gold bowl with a dragon handle, yi, Song dynasty (960-1279). W 12.1cm 95g. Sold for HKD 144,000 (Estimate 120,000 - 180,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An American private collection. Literature : Michael C. Teller IV, Royal Chinese Treasures: Tang and Song Dynasties, Willamsburg, Virginia, 1991, p. 40-41, pl.20. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art including European and American Collections, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
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12 juillet 2022

A set of six gold cups and a ewer, late Tang dynasty or Five Dynasties, 7th-10th century

Lot 3160. A set of six gold cups and a ewer, late Tang dynasty of Five Dynasties, 7th-10th century. Cup: H 6cm Ewer: H 18.5cm Overall 1831g. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 1,800,000. Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An American private collection. Literature: Michael C. Teller IV, Royal Chinese Treasures: Tang and Song Dynasties, Willamsburg, Virginia, 1991, p. 91-92. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022
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12 juillet 2022

A gold 'floral' cup with handle, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3153. A gold 'floral' cup with handle, Tang dynasty (618-907). D 4.9cm H 4.3cm 90g. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 180,000. Lot sold 384,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An American private collection. Literature: Michael C. Teller IV, Royal Chinese Treasures: Tang and Song Dynasties, Willamsburg, Virginia, 1991, p. 38-39, pl.19. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 Jul 2022
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10 juillet 2022

A small gold 'floral' box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3130. A small gold 'floral' box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). D 3.3cm 30g. Estimate HKD 280,000 - 450,000. Sold for 336,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Christie's London, 13 November 2001, lot 79 (one of three).2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, London, no. EK100.C. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 Jul 2022
27 février 2022

Three rare gold offering coins, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 762. Three rare gold offering coins, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127). Estimate USD 12,000 – USD 18,000. Price realised USD 201,600. © Christie's 2022 Each coin with a square aperture is cast on one side with two Buddhist figures, and on the reverse with four characters reading Chunhua yuan bao (Ingots of Chunhua). Each coin bears a number (either one yi, two er, or four si), on the top edge. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 1984. Note: Chunhua... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2022

Gold waist belt decoration, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Gold waist belt decoration, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). 12 Pieces of Varied Sizes, Overall Weight 433.25 g. Excavated at tomb M2001, Guo state tombs, Sanmenxia Henan Province. 1990. Courtesy Henan Museum. This belt features seven round parts, one rectangular part, three in the shape of beast masks, and one in the shape of a triangular openwork beast mask. When excavated, these decorations were found on the waist area of the corpse within the coffin. They were likely decorative objects hung from the belt.
23 octobre 2021

A gold stem cup, Tang Dynasty or later

Lot 7. A gold foliate stem cup, Tang Dynasty or later; 4.5cm (1 3/4in) high. Sold for HK$177,500 (Estimate HKD140,000 - 180,000/US$18,000 - 23,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With shallow lobbed sides rising from a tall spreading stem foot with a raised ring to a flared rim, the sides fully decorated with grape leaves by cloisons, inlaid stones to the leaves missing, the interior of the cup decorated with a makara in repoussé, box.    Note: Gold stem cups with cloisons might be influenced by... [Lire la suite]
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