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). © 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 encrustation,... [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). © 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 encircled by a combed... [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]
13 septembre 2021

Bonhams Announces Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings for September 20, 2021

Bonhams sale of Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings will offer an impressive array of 250 lots from several notable collections. Highlights include a magnificent and rare 'robin's-egg' glazed archaistic hu-shaped two-handled vase, Qianlong six-character, impressed seal mark and of the period (1736-1795) from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman (estimate: US$400,000-600,000); an impressive zitan luohan chuang (bed) late Qing/Republic Period (estimate: US$200,000-300,000); Mountain Gorge, a splendid modern painting... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC

Lot 707. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped body is cast on the shoulder with two taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, attached to linked chains that slide through corresponding rings suspended from loops on the semi-domed cover. The lower body is cast with three additional taotie mask handles with loose rings. Property... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2021

A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC)

Lot 705. A rare copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's 2021 The bronze vessel is inlaid with copper in seven registers, including confronted pairs of antlered deer flanked by addorsed pairs of birds, confronted dragons flanked by scrolls, and stylized taotie masks flanked by kui dragons. The shoulders are set on each side with a beast-mask handle suspending a loose ring. ... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2021

A pair of painted pottery square vases and covers, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2135. A pair of painted pottery square vases and covers, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); overall h. 40.2 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 HKD. Lot sold: 22,680 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic, Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
10 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5035. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 34 cm (h. with handle extended 41 cm), with two X-rays. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 419 (GBP 17,500). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
09 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn period (771-476 BC)

Lot 5024. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn period (771-476 BC); 31.3 cm, with three X-rays. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2013. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021