28 décembre 2022

Two Ru-type vases from the Personal Collection of Robin Woodhead sold at Sotheby's. Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

Lot 221. A very fine Ru-type hexagonal vase, Hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 34.8 cm., 13¹¹⁄₁₆ in. Lot sold: £277,200 (Estimate: £120,000 - 180,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Property from the Personal Collection of Robin Woodhead. Provenance: Private Collection, JapanSotheby's Hong Kong, 9th October 2007, Lot 1526. Note: Covered in a subtle glaze of a misty bluish grey and suffused overall with... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2022

A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 201. A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty. Overall height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Lot sold: £176,400 (Estimate: £100,000 - £200,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast to the interiors of the cover and vessel with a six-character inscription reading Qi Zuo Fu Yi Zun Yi (Qi made this precious vessel for Father Yi); together with Yu Xingwu, Shuangjianyi guqiwu tulu [Catalogue of ancient objects from the Shuangjianyi], vols 1-2,... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze 'dragon' vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 308. An archaic bronze 'dragon' vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); With 3 X-rays. 37cm (14 5/8in) high. Sold for HK$140,250 . © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, 1980sHartman Rare Art, New York, 1990s. Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION, Hong Kong, 25 November – 16 December 2022
19 décembre 2022

Vase en terre cuite partiellement émaillée vert, hu, Chine, Dynastie Han, IIème siècle

Lot 74. Vase en terre cuite partiellement émaillée vert, hu, Chine, Dynastie Han, IIème siècle. Hauteur : 38 cm. (15 in.). Adjugé : 3,780 € (Estimation : 3,000 -4,000 €). © Christie’s Limited Images 2022 Partiellement recouvert d'une glaçure vert foncé irisée, la panse globulaire reposant sur un pied circulaire et surmontée d'un col cintré évasé vers le bord est rehaussée de cercles concentriques en relief. Il est flanqué de deux masques de taotie moulés et soutenant... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze 'tiger' ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 107. An archaic bronze 'tiger' ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 44.8cm (17 3/4in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 121,125 (Est: HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of pear shape tapering to a flared slender neck with four small loose ring-handle pendants issuing from bird mask loops, elaborately cast with three broad bands of confronted feline beasts featuring curling horns and small panels of scale patterns on their flanks in profile, each... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2022

A massive archaic bronze vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)

Lot 105. A massive archaic bronze vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC); 72cm (28 3/8in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 3,153,000 (Est: HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The compressed pear-shaped body supported on a tall spreading foot, crisply cast on a leiwen ground with two undulating wave bands enclosing detached C-scrolls and O-shapes around the lower bulging body, below a smaller register of stylized dragons and another wave band at the... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2022

An unusual azurite-painted bronze ribbed vessel and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 139. An unusual azurite-painted bronze ribbed vessel and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); overall h. 34.4 cm. Lot sold: 1,260,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the globular body cast with vertical flutes, intersected by three horizontal azurite-decorated chevon fillets, flanked by a pair of mythical animal mask handles suspending loose rings, all between a waisted neck and a short sprayed foot similarly decorated with bands of geometric... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2022

A blue and white handled vase, hu, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 3804. A blue and white handled vase, hu, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); h. 33.5 cm. Lot sold: 2,268,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the baluster body rising from a gently splayed foot to a tall neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, finely incised and decorated in green enamel against a yellow ground with nine scaly five-clawed dragons writhing amongst cloud scrolls, with cresting waves and a keyfret band below, the... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare archaic bronze 'gourd' vase and cover, hu. Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze 'gourd' vase and cover, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); 33cm (13in) high. (2). Sold for £101,100 (Estimate  £40,000-60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The bulbous flask-shaped body supported on a simulated rope-twist foot, rising to a straight neck slightly curved on one side, intricately cast with two registers around the body and another below the mouth rim decorated with the 'coiling snake' panhui motifs, set on one side with a bar handle in... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2022

A lead-green pottery vase, Hu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 213. A lead-green pottery vase, Hu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 36cm (14 1/8in) high. Estimate 400 € - 600 €. Photo Fabrice Gousset. Of compressed baluster form with flaring neck and dish shaped mouth, the shoulder with twin moulded taotie mask and ring handles on a continuous decorative band moulded with mythical creatures amongst foaming waves. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981)Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: See two similar green-glazed vases, Eastern Han dynasty,... [Lire la suite]