06 août 2019

A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC

Lot 3201. A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 8,440,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The slightly convex plaque is of waisted, oblong form, and inlaid with rectangular turquoise of varying sizes, with the exposed areas forming a monster mask. The plaque is cast with four small loop holes on each of the four corners, stand. Provenance: Eskenazi,... [Lire la suite]

19 avril 2019

Chinese Works of Art from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Lot 75. A turquoise-inlaid bronze hilt, Ge, Late Shang Dynasty (1600-1027 BC); 6 in. (15.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The hilt is cast in the form of a coiled dragon with a tail in the form of a bird with a hooked beak, and the body is inlaid on both sides with turquoise. Provenance: Collection of Louis Bataille, Paris, acquired prior to 1960.Christie's Paris, 26 November 2002, lot. 199.Property from a... [Lire la suite]