15 novembre 2019

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 29.  A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,183). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing four-square on short legs, the head gazing upward, the back hollowed to form the inkwell, the cover incised with hexagrams and trigrams.  Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Gisèle Croës Arts d'Extrême-Orient, Brussels, 18 May 2001John... [Lire la suite]