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]
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]
11 avril 2011

Chinese antique bronze mirrors @ Nagel

  A large, superb bronze mirror with four animal masks in high relief, China, probably still Sui Dynasty (581-618) or early Tang dynasty. photo Nagel Auktionen The excellently cast silvery mirror is decorated in the centre with four animal masks, perhaps symbolising tiger heads, D. 20,7 cm. Estimate 6 000 €   A fine and rare bronze mirror with tiger and dragon decor, China, probably still Three Kingdom period (220-280) or after. photo Nagel Auktionen The excellently cast mirror is decorated with two pairs of... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2011

Solar Tree of Life. China, Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD)

Solar Tree of Life. China, Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art Height: 31 cm, Width: 41 cm  - Price on request TL-tested by Oxford Authentication, ltd. The tree of life is one of the most widespread symbolic motifs throughout the world. Han period trees are rare and often associated with the legend of the immortal archer Houyi. He shoots nine of the ten sun-birds, thus saving the world from drought. This tree has further longevity symbolism, including a dragon which... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2010

The Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Glass @ Christie's Hong Kong

An Introduction to the Chinese Works of Art in the Shorenstein Collection The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, their technical excellence and their historical importance. They include examples of Chinese glass, imperial porcelain and jade of particular distinction. The Shorenstein’s impressively comprehensive collection of glass is one of the most admired and important in America.Both Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein will be remembered for their immense... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2010

"Two Empires: The Eagle and the Dragon" @ Palazzo Venezia, Roma

Two ancient cultures collide in an exhibition where the Roman Empire meets the Chinese Qin and Han dynasties (200 BC-200 AD), considered a golden age in China's history. The exhibition displays 450 similar yet contrasting artefacts relating to both empires. Jade, lacquer and silks combine with marble statues, glass, mosaics, silver and bronze. With the participation of almost 50 museums, the exhibition is the result of extensive collaboration between China and Italy and is held in honour of the Cultural Year of China in... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2010

Chinese Ming-Qing tileworks figures of an equestrian & painted pottery horse heads, Han dynasty

A large chinese tileworks figure of an equestrian, late Ming-Qing dynasty (16th-20th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 17in. (43.2cm.) high - Est. $2,000 - $3,000 A chinese tileworks figure of an equestrian, Ming-Early Qing dynasty (14th-180th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 12in. (30.5cm.) high - Est. $2,000 - $3,000 Two chinese painted pottery horse heads, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 6in. high, 7in. long (15cm, 18cm.) (2) - Est. $800 - $1,200 The... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2010

Bronze mirors from Warring States Period to Yuan dynasty @ Christie's NY

Four chinese bronze mirrors. Warring States Period/Tang Dynasty (5th century BC-10th century AD), Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 comprising an openwork double-tier mirror; a lobed mirror cast with a tortoise knob, a musician and a phoenix; and two circular mirrors. The eight-lobed mirror 6¼in. (15.8cm.) diameter (4) - Est. $2,000 - $3,000 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler collections. Three chinese bronze mirrors, Western Han (206 BC-8 AD). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 the first with stylized birds, the... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2010

Pottery basin with painted decoration. China, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pottery basin with painted decoration. China, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD Diameter: 15 inches, 38 cm Height: 3 3/4 inches, 9.5 cm  Price on application A grey pottery basin, the shallow bowl rising gently from a circular foot ring and with a second tier sharply angled upwards to a broad, flat rim. The bowl is painted in white and red pigments; the central reserve has a decoration of stylised fish-like creatures, surrounded by a band of cloud-scroll pattern (yun wen). The well of the basin is painted with a band of... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2010

Five chinese ceramics from Northern Qi Dynasty to late Ming/Qing dynasty @ Christie's NY

A large painted pottery figure of a court lady. Tang dynasty (618-907) Shown wearing long loose robe secured at the waist by a belt, her hands hidden in the billowing sleeves, her face with delicate features below her hair set in an asymmetrical coiffure. 25 ¼ in. (64.1 cm.) high - Est. $20,000 - $35,000 Provenance: Ellerton Jette Collection, Boston, Massachussetts, 1981. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C105f60 is consistent with the dating of this lot. A pair of painted... [Lire la suite]