04 avril 2020

A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 2032. A large silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The central knob rises from a ring of petals encircled by eight animals shown in different positions within a raised dogtooth border, and further encircled by a narrow inscription band and a band of various animals and birds racing counter-clockwise in the outer field below foliate scroll on the... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2020

A silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1269. A silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Crisply cast, the central knob formed as a crouching animal encircled by five lions frolicking amidst grapevine within a raised border, the outer field with various birds and insects in flight amidst further grapevine below a band of detached clouds, with some malachite... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A small silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1154. A small silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The back is cast in high relief in the center with a crouching animal-form loop surrounded by four bushy-tailed animals frolicking between birds amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over the raised border into the outer field in which birds and insects are shown in flight below a band of small... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2020

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1151. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); ½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The mirror is crisply cast in relief with motifs representing the Moon Palace including a large guihua (osmanthus) tree in the center, where part of its trunk forms the loop. To one side of the tree is Chang'e in the guise of an apsara holding an offering in flight above a toad, and to the other side... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

An unusual silvery bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1278. An unusual silvery bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast with a central, concave circular panel reserved on a field of stylized florets interspersed with four characters cast in relief and recumbent animals at each corner, the reverse plain, with some malachite and ferrous encrustation, box.  Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong circa 1991. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A silvery bronze 'Animal and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1277. A silvery bronze 'Animal and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 60,000 at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010, lot 1277. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Crisply cast in relief with a central knob surrounded by five large beasts frolicking amidst a fruit-laden grape vine, within a narrow raised border and an outer field which contains a lengthy inscription beneath a sawtooth band, the reverse plain, with silvery surface and some green... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1015. A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The mirror is crisply cast with a central knob formed as a crouching animal surrounded by six lions frolicking amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over a raised edge into the outer field where six further lions alternate with birds shown from various angles, all below a band of small detached... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1013. A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014  The central animal-form knop is surrounded by four mandarin ducks, two in flight, alternating with flower sprigs, below alternating clouds and flower sprigs within the lobes of the rim, wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Hawaii, 4 April 1989. Note: This mirror would have been an appropriate wedding gift, as... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 368. A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Finely cast on one side with a central knop surrounded by a flower head, and the animals of the four directions: the green dragon (qinglong) representing the east, the red bird (zhuqiao), the south, the white tiger (baihu), the west, and the snake-encoiled turtle (yuanwu), the north, with silver-grey patina, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 2901. A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The plain ovoid body raised on a flared shallow foot ring and surmounted by a tall, slender, slightly waisted neck rising to an everted mouth rim, the shoulder applied with an elephant head with raised trunk and open mouth masking a small aperture in the body, the cover cast in... [Lire la suite]