04 septembre 2021

Western Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1035. A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1046 - 771 BC); h. 24.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD  (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1978.Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 212 (USD8,125).  Literature: Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, Washington D.C., 1990, p. 82, fig. 112. Lot... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2020

Under the Hammer Highlights From Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art

Photo Bonhams. HONG KONG - Music has played many vital roles throughout Chinese history, be it ritual, spiritual, social of for leisure. Bonhams is delighted to present Hong Kong’s first-ever fine Chinese works of art thematic auction dedicated to music. The sale of Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art, to be held on 1 December 2020, surveys a vast range of music-themed works spanning from the Bronze age to the present time. Discover our highlights from the auction, from an archaic bronze drum and ritual bells to bamboo... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

Grande cloche en bronze, yongzhong, Début-milieu de la dynastie des Zhou (XIème-IXème siècle avant JC)

Lot 100. Grande cloche en bronze, yongzhong, Début-milieu de la dynastie des Zhou (XIème-IXème siècle avant JC). Hauteur: 45,1 cm. (17 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 18,000 - EUR 25,000 (USD 20,472 - USD 28,433). Price realised EUR 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Les deux côtés de la cloche sont sculptés de trois rangs de bosses en relief, au-dessus d'une bande sculptée en bas-relief d'animaux stylisés devant. Le bronze a une patine claire couleur vert-gris incrustée de malachite et azurite. ... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2020

Petite cloche en bronze, yongzhong, Epoque des Printemps et Automnes, VIIème-VIème siècle

Lot 99. Petite cloche en bronze, yongzhong, Epoque des Printemps et Automnes, VIIème-VIème siècle. Hauteur: 22.1 cm (8 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 10,000 (USD 9,098 - USD 11,373). Price realised EUR 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. L'extérieur est orné de deux panneaux se faisant face surmontant un troisième panneau horizontal, tous rehaussés de rinceaux de motifs stylisés en relief. L'anse en forme de U inversé est ornée de motifs géométriques. La surface est tacheté de patine gris... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

The Ringling Presents Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celestial horse, Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century CE. Bronze, 44 7/8 x 34 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (113.98 x 87.63 x 36.83 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2002.45. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Ringling Museum Sarasota, FL. - Demonstrating a continuing interest and commitment to the study of Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presentsEternal Offerings, which showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia’s Asian art collection... [Lire la suite]