28 octobre 2017

A rare Pair of rare silver-inlaid archaic bronze canopy pole fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 153. A rare Pair of rare silver-inlaid archaic bronze canopy pole fittings, Warring States Period (475-221 BC). 17 7/8 in., 45.4 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 84,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in two cylindrical sections each with a single rib, finely inlaid in silver with highly stylized phoenixes against a densely scrolled zoomorphic ground of diagonal scrolls, chevrons, and heart-shaped lappets, the elements forming positive and negative images against the bronze, the upper... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2012

A gold and silver-inlaid black-ground bronze circular mirror. Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

A gold and silver-inlaid black-ground bronze circular mirror. Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The small triple-fluted loop encircled by a band of inlaid diagonal scroll, the main field inlaid with a design of three long-tailed birds alternating with three striding dragons, all within an outer sawtooth border; 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm.) diam., ¼ in. (.5 cm.) thick, box - 923.4g. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 西漢 錯金銀龍鳥紋銅鏡  Provenance: A.W. Bahr... [Lire la suite]
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