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]
26 août 2019

A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tiger-form weight, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Lot 886. A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tiger-form weight, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) across. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000 USD. Price realised 182,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The solid-cast figure shown in a tightly coiled recumbent position with head raised in a menacing attitude, finely inlaid in silver and gold with facial features and stripes, the flat base inlaid in silver with an eleven-character inscription arranged in two lines, which gives... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1317. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The rounded body inlaid with a band of archaistic bird scroll, with dragon scroll on the bail handles and a mask at the top of each leg, the base of the interior cast with a sixteen-character pseudo inscription, with areas of malachite 'encrustation'. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1318. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier; 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each side cast in high relief with a large taotie mask with protruding fangs, with furthertaotie bands on the neck, lug handles and foot, all inlaid in gold and silver. Note: A large (16¼ in.) archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze hu of this type is... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1039. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 329,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel is heavily cast in the shape of two addorsed rams sharing the same hollow body that is raised on four legs and from which rises an oblong neck decorated in gold and silver inlay on each side with a taotie mask below a band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A rare large archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Champion vase', Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1041. A rare large archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Champion vase', Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high.Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is in the shape of two large cylinders cast around the sides with two registers of densely packed angular scroll pattern separated by a raised horizontal band. The two cylinders are joined at the bottom by a mythical beast inlaid with gold and silver decoration, its... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze pear-shaped vase, hu, Song dynasty, 11th-13th century

Lot 1016. A rare archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze pear-shaped vase, hu, Song dynasty, 11th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The well-proportioned vessel is decorated in gold and silver inlay with an allover diamond pattern filled with scrolls above a band of diagonally arranged scrolls on the rounded foot. A pair of inlaid mask and flat ring handles flank the shoulder. There are areas of dark green... [Lire la suite]
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]