14 juillet 2017

A gilt cast-bronze figure of a seated bear, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24)

Lot 172. A gilt cast-bronze figure of a seated bear, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 24), height 5.7 inches. Estimate CHF 6,000 / 9,000 (€5 560/8 330). Sold for CHF 7 500 © Koller Fire-gilt bronze. Figure of a stocky bear with fine details like the claws. His head slightly tilted forward, he sits on his hind legs, on which he supports the front paws. Gilding partially rubbed. Applies partly rubbed. Purchased at Lempertz 7 June 2013, lot 153. Then from a German private... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2015

A superb gilt-bronze figure of a seated bear, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1. A superb gilt-bronze figure of a seated bear, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8);  3 in. (7.6 cm.) high. Estimate $200,000 – $300,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The seated figure shown scratching its right ear, with head lowered and mouth open to show the tongue lolling to one side, the fleshy body finely incised with wavy lines suggesting fur, and with finer, more closely arranged lines defining the brows, ruff and edges of the forelegs and small tail ... [Lire la suite]