20 juin 2011

Bronze mirrors from Warring States to Han dynasty @ Bonhams

A circular bronze TLV mirror. Han Dynasty. Photo Bonhams Cast with a central loop surrounded by a square band with raised corner bosses dividing an eight-character inscription, the 'TLV' elements symmetrically arranged and separated by grass-like motifs within the scalloped border; with ferrous and malachite encrustation. 4 7/8in (12.5cm) diameter - Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Two early bronze mirrors. Photo Bonhams The first, Warring States-Western Han Period, cast with a narrow wedge-shaped edge and a band of dragon scrolls... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2011

Chinese bronze mirrors @ Christie's. Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Two silvery-grey bronze circular mirrors. Tang dynasty (618-907). photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The first cast in relief with the four divine beasts, dragon, phoenix, tiger and black tortoise, surrounding the knob which rises from a flower head encircled by stamen; the knob of the other flanked by a seated Daoist immortal and a phoenix in flight, with bamboo above and rocks amidst waves below; 5 and 5 1/8 in. (12.7 and 13 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $52,500 Provenance: Both: J.T. Tai & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

A rare ceremonial ge-halberd, West Zhou period; a mirror, Eastern Han dynasty & a "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty

A extremely rare ceremonial ge-halberd and a mirror, China © 2010 Nagel - Auctions the ge-halberd West Zhou period (ca. 1021-771 BC) and the mirror Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD); the ge-halberd is decorated on both sides in low relief and in a reserve on the tang - .21,7/D.18,3 cm - Estimate 1 500 € Sold 2 400 € A large and heavy "lion and grapevine" mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907) © 2010 Nagel - Auctions carefully and crisply cast with lion-like animals among grapevine in the centre around a crouching... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2010

Chinese Tigers @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Disk (bi). Chinese. Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 4th–3rd century B.C. Nephrite with carved openwork design of a tiger-dragon and a rice pattern decoration. 11.1 cm (4 3/8 in.). Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Anonymous Gift. 1989.102. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Provenance/Ownership History: Purchased from Donald J. Wineman, New York, NY. Belt clasp in the form of a tiger battling snakes. Chinese. Eastern Zhou dynasty. 5th century B.C. Gilt bronze; from the Ordos region, 8.8... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2009

Eastern Han dynasty, Zhu Wu double side cricle above

Eastern Han dynasty,  Zhu Wu double side cricle above 280 USD @ lindascoin
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23 septembre 2009

Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220A.D.) Wuzhu 4 Dot above

Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220A.D.) Wuzhu 4 Dot above Rev. Oblique line - 35 USD @ lindascoin
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09 septembre 2009

Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220A.D. WuZhu

Eastern Han dynasty, 25-220A.D. WuZhu Big characters 24 USD @ lindascoin
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31 août 2009

Eastern Han Dynasty. WuZhu,

Eastern Han Dynasty. WuZhu, 4 Dot above Rev.Oblique line - Price 35 USD @ lindascoin
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28 août 2009

A collection of Chinese bronze mirrors from the Arthur M Sackler Collections @ Christie's New York

金銀錯青銅鏡  A rare large gold and silver-inlaid lacquered bronze mirror. Tang dynasty (618-907) Of circular form, the back covered in black lacquer inlaid with three large silver flower sprays alternating with gold birds in flight above gold lotus motifs and silver leaves, all interspersed with further leaves, butterflies and foliate motifs; together with two small silver-backed octalobed bronze mirrors, Tang dynasty, both silver-sheet backs executed in repoussé on a fine ring-punched ground, one with lions and birds amidst... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2009

Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). Ling Di Wu Zhu

Eastern Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). Ling Di Wu Zhu 25.7mm x 2 - Price 9 USD @ wattwat Han Dynasty 漢朝 on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Dynasty
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