06 août 2017

A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC 

Lot 1529. A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC, 2 5/8 in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Cast at the top with a seated mythical beast grasping in its front claws two snakes which encircle the faceted shaft, with allover milky green patina, wood stand. Provenance: Count Antoine Seilern (1901-1978) Collection, England.Wolfgang Burchard, London, prior to 1982.Christie's, London, 17... [Lire la suite]