11 mai 2022

A 'robin's egg'-glazed 'elephant'-handled vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3519. A 'robin's egg'-glazed 'elephant'-handled vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 30.8 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 403,200 HKD (Estimate : 250,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: An old Japanese collection. Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo. Note: Compare two examples sold in our London rooms, 15th May 2013, lot 246; and 6th November 2013, lot 319. Sotheby's. Marchant II – Qing Imperial Porcelain, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022

19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

  Lot 644. A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 16⅞ in., 42.8 Height 14⅖ in., 37.4 cmcm. Lot sold: 3,150 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
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19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 643. A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 16⅞ in., 42.8 cm. Lot sold: 5,670  USD (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Anthony Hardy, the Sze Yuan Tang Collection. Christie's New York, 21st September 1995, lot 33. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vessel (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 642. A green-glazed vessel (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 15⅛ in., 38.5 cm. Lot sold: 3,150 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
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15 février 2022

'Art and Industry: China’s Ancient Houma Foundry' at the National Museum of Asian Art

© 2022 Smithsonian Institution The largest bronze foundry complex from antiquity was excavated at Houma in northern China in the mid-twentieth century. At the two-acre site, archaeologists discovered evidence of extremely sophisticated manufacturing techniques. Fragments of reused clay models, master pattern blocks, and decorated clay molds indicate the adoption of ceramic pattern transfers to cast ornamented bronze objects. Using pattern blocks to increase the speed and volume of production without sacrificing quality was an... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Christie's London, 10 May 2011

A large cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) high. Sold for GBP 22,500 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 135. © Christie's 2022 The globular body with waisted neck and tall spreading foot, the decorative motifs divided into horizontal registers, the main decorative band with classic lotus scrolls repeated around the foot, below a band of flowering and fruiting sprays detailed with a butterfly and a band of grapes hanging from curling vines, mounted... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2022

A rare archaic bronze bird-headed ritual wine vessel, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 836. A rare archaic bronze bird-headed ritual wine vessel, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 34.5 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000-300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s. Note: The current wine vessel closely relates to another Warring States period bird-headed ritual wine vessel from the collections of Baron Paul Hatvany and the British Rail Pension Fund, sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1989, lot 19. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A very fine archaic ritual bronze 'dragons' wine vessel, hu, Early Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 204. A very fine archaic ritual bronze 'dragons' wine vessel, hu, Early Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 25.5cm (10in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The globular body rising from a waisted short foot decorated with open-work phoenixes, its sides crisply cast with three bands of tight abstract kui dragons between three raised borders inlaid with copper scrolls, with overall mottled green, red and blue... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 209. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period  (475-221 BC); 32.5cm (in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of pear-shaped form, the sides crisply cast from the rim to lower belly with four parallel wide bands of stylised dragons, each dragon further decorated with angular S curls, the shoulder set with a pair of relief moulded tigers holding loose rings, one of the vessel's foot... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2021

A fine and superb flambé-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 10. A fine and superb flambé-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 28.5 cm. Lot sold: 1,890,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 sturdily potted with a pear-shaped body resting on a splayed foot and tapering towards a gently galleried rim, the exterior unctuously covered with a glossy crushed raspberry-coloured glaze highlighted by lavender-blue streaks, the base incised with a four-character seal mark beneath a pale... [Lire la suite]