19 mars 2019

An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period

Lot 124. An splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze crossbow fitting, Warring States period (475-221 BC). Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the rectangular hollow section terminating in a mythical beast head detailed with large protruding eyes and flared nostrils, its lower jaw curving upward extending into a long sinuous neck and bird head depicted with rounded eyes and a hooked beak, the... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 167. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) high.Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is well cast as a bird perched on an axle between two spoked wheels and supported in the back by a smaller wheel inserted into the tail. The upswept wings, body, head and tail are inlaid in silver and gold with small patches of simulated encrustation. A jade pedant... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, Zun, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 162. A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, Zun, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 114,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Finely cast in the form of a tapir standing foursquare with mouth open and pierced below a curled snout, the ears flared and inlaid with a pattern of triangles, with a collar encircling the neck and with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long, faceted tail also... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2018

Important brûle-parfums en bronze incrusté d'or et d'argent, dynastie Song-Ming, XIIIe-XVe siècle

Lot 75. Important brûle-parfums en bronze incrusté d'or et d'argent, dynastie Song-Ming, XIIIe-XVe siècle. D. : 20 cm (8 in.) H. : 15 cm (6 in.). Estimation 15 000 - 20 000 € . Résultat: 18,200 €. Courtesy Artcurial Reposant sur six pieds en forme de pattes d'animaux, la panse bombée, décorée en relief de trois têtes d'animaux fantastiques dans le style archaïque, incrusté de volutes et spirales en or et argent soulignant la puissance des bêtes ; couvercle manquant. A rare gold and... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2018

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod ewer and cover, tiliang he, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 188. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod ewer and cover, tiliang he, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Hauteur: 22 cm. (8 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 20,000 (USD 17,603 - USD 23,471). Price realised EUR 67,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Reposant sur trois pieds en forme d'ours surmonté d'un aigle volant (yingxiong), la panse est à décor de motifs archaïsants en incrustations d'or et d'argent. Le bec est formé d'une tête de volatile surmontée d'un rat. L'anse est constituée d'une... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2018

A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic bird-form ritual vessel, zun, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 77. A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic bird-form ritual vessel, zun, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 139,500 - USD 209,250). Price realised GBP 380,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 The vessel is well cast as a standing mythical bird with the head facing forward, carrying a twin-handled vase decorated with monster masks between a pair of upswept wings, all intricately inlaid in gold and silver in contrast to the dark... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2015

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze ornament, Warring States period

Lot 8064. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze ornament, Warring States period; 1 3/4in (4.5cm) long. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€7,200 - 11,000). Sold for US$ 31,250 (€ 25,381). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately cast as a frog crouching with four legs splayed and raised head and grinning mouth, the body inlaid with silver on the shoulders and haunches and stylized gold scroll and dot details on legs and torso, the underside with gold scroll work on the button-like belly.  Notes: The present lot was likely... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later

A pair of small gold and silver-inlaid bronze animals, China, Warring States period or later. Estimate $15,000 - $25,000. Price Realized $125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each shown crouching with head facing forward and long tail flicked up onto the left side, the solid body inlaid in gold and silver with details and decoration on the head, and on the body below the silver dotted backbone, with areas of green and brown encrustation; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long, boxes Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]