07 octobre 2021

A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

  Lot 102. A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period; Diameter 9¾ in., 24.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 17,640 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides resting on a short straight foot and set with a pair of beast-mask handles each suspending a loose ring, surmounted by a domed cover with four dragon-form finials that serve as legs when the lid is turned over, decorated overall with bands of stylized interlocking dragon heads and hooked scrolls... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2021

Two painted pottery vessels and covers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 48. Two painted pottery vessels and covers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 111⁄4 in. (28 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vase is decorated on the exterior in white pigment with scrolling motifs.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Company, Hong Kong, 29 October 1986. The Irving Collection, New York. Christie's. Art of... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A rare small bronze vessel and cover, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th century BC

Lot 1249. A rare small bronze vessel and cover, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th century BC; 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The vessel of oblong section and pouch-like form, flat-cast on both sides with pairs of addorsed dragons forming angular scrolls, a curved line issuing from their jaws continuing up over their heads to terminate in a smaller dragon head, with a pair of small lug... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 60. An archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's the pear-shaped body, eliptical in cross section, with a domed cover and movable handle, three decorative registers on cover, neck and molded foot, with the cover and foot bearing identical motifs of two pairs of confronting crested birds with long raised... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A set of three white jade vessels and covers, Qing dynasty

Lot 652. A set of three white jade vessels and covers, Qing dynasty; h. 3.9 to 9.8 cm, 1 1/2  to 3 7/8  in. Estimate 450,000 — 600,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a small box and cover carved with a chilong finial; a tripod censer decorated with taotie motifs and set with mask handles suspending loose rings; a handled vase similarly carved with taotie motifs, the fitted cover with a floret finial and handles suspending loose rings, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2011

A Rare Imperially Inscribed Celadon Jade Archaistic Vessel and Cover (Yi) Qianlong Fang Gu Mark and Period.

  A Rare Imperially Inscribed Celadon Jade Archaistic Vessel and Cover (Yi) Qianlong Fang Gu Mark and Period.  photo Sotheby's the elongated ewer of oval section resting on a high foot, the gently sloping cover over a long curved spout set with a pair of prominent horns above a stylized taotie mask at one end and a taotie mask at the other end, with a hollow finial studded alternately with beads of blue and red, the hinged cover attached to a handle carved in the form of a stylized dragon, the cover finely incised... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2008

A pale greenish-white jade archaistic vessel and cover, Tulu. 18th/19th century

A pale greenish-white jade archaistic vessel and cover, Tulu.  18th/19th century Carved in the form of an archaic bronze pigment container, the thin rectangular body with columnar corners rising from four waisted feet, the upper body carved in shallow relief with a band of interlaced kui dragons above shou characters on two sides and archaistic scrolls on the rounded corners of the lower body, with a pair of winged chi dragon handles suspending loose rings, the cover surmounted by an openwork coiled dragon standing atop... [Lire la suite]