18 juillet 2021

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 5080. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze mirror, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 18.5 cm, with Japanese wood box. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 17,640 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  

17 mai 2021

Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong

  In 1991 Sydney L. Moss Ltd. published “The Second Bronze Age: Later Chinese Metalwork”, an exhibition catalogue whose time we felt had come. We had managed to gather together a coherent group for a focused show, including its fair share of star works. It was quite a successful foray. At that time we had recently experienced London dealer Michael Goedhuis’ 1989 show of Chinese and Japanese bronzes, and Rose Kerr’s 1990 book for the Victoria & Albert Museum, “Later Chinese Bronzes”. Discussions about metalwork hung... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Bronze from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

  Lot 10. A rare bronze tripod pouring vessel and a cover, Xiaoliuding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th - 7th century B.C.; 4 7/8 in. (12.4cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 250,000 - GBP 350,000. Price realised GBP 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The pouring vessel is cast with rounded sides supported by three cabriole legs. The body is decorated in flat relief with frieze scales in two horizontal bands, all below a border of... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic gold and silver-inlaid bronze ‘mythical animal’ ferrule, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 11.5cm high. Estimate HK$150,000 - 200,000. Sold for HK$ 525,000 (€ 62,385). Courtesy Bonhams Shaped in the form of a leg of a mythical beast ending in a hoof, the exterior inlaid with silver and gold linings in geometric and swirling patterns, sectioned by three plain horizontal frieze at the base, waist and neck, the waist further flanked by a pair of ruyi-head finials. Note: For a comparative example, see Jessica... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze vessel, hu, 18th century

Lot 61. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze vessel, hu, 18th century; 17cm (6 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-8,000. Sold for £ 6,250 (€ 7,152). Courtesy Bonhams.  The pear-shaped body rising from a low splayed foot, decorated on both sides with a taotie mask, the waisted neck with a band of stylised gui dragons divided by four vertical flanges, below eight upright cicada lappets enclosing scrolling motifs, the base with a diamond grid pattern. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A pair of gold and silver-inlaid bronze fittings, Late Warring States Period/Han dynasty, 3rd century BC-1st century AD

Lot 2040. A pair of gold and silver-inlaid bronze fittings, Late Warring States Period/Han dynasty, 3rd century BC-1st century AD; 5½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Each is of hexagonal form, and is inlaid in gold and silver sheet with a broad chevron band between gold interlaced scrolls on the spreading, hollow end and the baluster end, which is decorated on the flat top with a starburst motif, lucite... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2020

A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze ruler, Late Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd century

Lot 1242. A very rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze ruler, Late Eastern Han-Six Dynasties period, 3rd century; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) long. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ruler is in the shape of a right angle, with one side longer than the other, and is finely inlaid on the front in gold and silver with even measurement units defined by vertical lines incorporating three dots, each unit enclosing a phoenix and all within outer borders of tiny... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 254. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form divided into two sections by a slightly bulged mid-section centered by a raised ring, each section finely decorated in gold and silver with an abstract pattern of hooks and scrolls, the surface with malachite encrustation. Provenance: Walter Hoschstadter, New York, by 1948.Fritz Low-Beer,... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze mythical beast, Western Han dynasty (206 BC – AD 8)

Lot 234. A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze mythical beast, Western Han dynasty (206 BC – AD 8). Width 5 in., 12.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the powerful feline cast coiled with its head turned sharply round, detailed with the ears folded flat at the sides above a short mane, its large eyes set under curving brows above a short nose, its neck encircled by a studded collar, its sinuous body extending to a long tail curled under its stretched rear leg, with fine... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 230. A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 4 in., 10 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tall splayed foot, set around the body with a raised band decorated with two registers of meshed double chevrons inlaid with silver and divided by a raised fillet, all above pendent triangular lappets, the domed cover well cast in openwork with a central quadrilobed... [Lire la suite]