11 juin 2021

A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty

Lot 2. A pair of gold phoenix hairpins, fengchai, Liao Dynasty; 13.3cm (5 1/4in) long. Sold for HK$ 31,875 (€ 3,368). © Bonhams Each bird with uplifted wings and long tail plumage, standing on a flower-head platform issuing from a curving stem splitting into two prongs through a rolled leaf with indented detail. Note: Some decorative designs on gold jewellery during the Song and Yuan dynasties were inspired by known paintings or embroidery work; see related discussion by Z.S.Yang, Shehuazhise: Song Yuan Ming jinyinqi yanjiu (The... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2021

A Gold Sword Pommel, Warring States Period, 475-221 B.C.

Lot 3437. A Gold Sword Pommel, Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). L 9cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 350,000 (USD 32,051 - 44,872). Sold Price: HKD 540,000 (USD 69,231). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: An important Hong Kong private collection. Literature: Han Wei and Christian Deydier, Ancient Chinese Gold, Les Editions d'Art et d'Histoire, Paris, 2001, pp. 33-34. Exhibited and Literature: Christian Deydier: Oriental Bronzes Ltd., 20th Anniversary... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2021

Three Gold ‘Dragon’ Discs, Warring States Period, 475-221 B.C.

Lot 3437. Three Gold ‘Dragon’ Discs, Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). L 7.8cm 48g; L 7.2cm 46g; L 5.7cm 24g. Estimate HKD 300,000 - 400,000 (USD 38,462 - 51,282). Sold Price: HKD 540,000 (USD 69,231). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Eskenazi, London2. Christian Deydier, Oriental Bronzes Ltd., Paris3. An important European private collection. Literature: Eskenazi, Early Chinese art:"8"th century BC-9th century AD, London, 6 June - 8 July 1995, no. 1-2.... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2021

A Gold Open-Carved ‘Chilong’ Box And Cover, Song Dynasty, 960-1279

Lot 3062. A Gold Open-Carved ‘Chilong’ Box And Cover, Song Dynasty, 960-1279. D 11.8cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 160,000 (USD 15,385 - 20,513). Sold Price: HKD 144,000 (USD 18,462). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance : An important Hong Kong private collection. Exhibited and Literature: Imperial Gold from Ancient China Part II, Christian Deydier: Oriental Bronzes Ltd., London, 1991, no.8. Poly Auctions. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 21 April 2021
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06 octobre 2020

An Egyptian gold snake bracelet, Ptolemaic to Roman period, circa 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D

Lot 85. An Egyptian gold snake bracelet, Ptolemaic to Roman period, circa 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D.; 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) diameter. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Maurice Bouvier (1901-1981), Alexandria and Switzerland, acquired and brought to Switzerland by 1959; thence by descent.Maurice Bouvier (1901-1981) Collection; Archéologie & Arts d’Orient, Artcurial, Paris, 15 May 2019, lot 103. Literature: M. Page-Gasser and A.B. Wiese,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.

Lot 2. A Bactrian gold beaker, circa late 3rd-early 2nd millennium B.C.; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Provenance: Acquired by the father of the current owner, U.S., by 1992; thence by descent. Note: This elegant beaker is raised from a single sheet of hammered gold. It is funnel-shaped, on a flat, splayed base, with a wide rim off-set by a ridge in relief on the exterior. The form is exactly matched by a pair now in Kuwait, see pp. 60-61 in... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

Lot 349. A pair of gold 'double-gourd' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 3/4in (1.9cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 1,912 (€ 1,635). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The two rounded sections separated by a small, pearled ring at its waist, and hammered into eight panels to the side walls, each framing chased scrolling patterns, the base of the gourd decorated with a cash design, the top capped by a lotus leaf with a long S-shaped stem cleverly serving as the pin. Note: The double-gourd motif carries many... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty

Lot 347. A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 6,075 (€ 5,174). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The head of each dynamic dragon rendered in intricate pierced work and delicate wiring, and crowned with a silver-gray pearl between a pair of scrolling horns, its hollowed, elongated body serving as the pin, executed in a repetitive openwork pattern. Note: Simon Kwan and Sun Ji suggest in Chinese Gold Ornaments (Hong Kong: Muwen Tang... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

  Lot 346. A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 5,075 (€ 4,322). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each hollowed earring made by skillfully folding a beaten gold sheet into two globular sections with faceted sides, and mounted between delicate lotus petals, the base rendered as a lotus pod with tiny openings, with an elaborate S-shaped pin pulling from the top layers of a flower head and leaves. Note: Lantern-form earrings are... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty

Lot 343. A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty; 1 1/8in (2.8cm) diameter (2). Sold for US$ 1,530 (€ 1,303). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each decorated with a carefully cut and chased bat soldered to the flattened hoop with beaded edges that narrows to a wire pin for threading through the earlobe. Note: Yang Zhishui states in Zhongguo Gudai Jinyin Shoushi (Beijing: Gugong, 2014) that during the Qing dynasty a new style of earrings came in fashion, known as erqian (vol. 3, p. 842).... [Lire la suite]
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