26 juin 2011

Five Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

A large Chinese painted bronze mirror, Han Dynasty(206 BC-AD 220) or later, Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 later decorated with figures and birds; 11in. (28cm.) diameter - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000- Price Realized $5,250 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Three Chinese bronze mirrors, Han-Tang dynasty (206 BC-AD 907), Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 comprising a large mirror molded with figures, a smaller mirror with grapes and stylized animals, and a fan-shaped mirror. The large mirror 9in. (22.8cm.)... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2010

A rare translucent pale greenish-white jade circular cup stand. Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A rare translucent pale greenish-white jade circular cup stand. Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 With beaded, everted rim, the interior boldly carved in deep relief with two dragons chasing pearls amidst clouds and flames around a raised platform carved with a continuous key-fret border - 6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stand. Est. $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $422,500 Provenance: Acquired in Beijing in the 1960s. Notes: Compare the design of the current cup stand, with two dragons... [Lire la suite]