12 mars 2010

Gold Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections @ Christie's NY

An important and very rare gold 'winged' cup. Western Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The deep oval cup raised on a flat foot of conforming outline, with a pair of everted flange handles of shaped outline flaring slightly upward from the rim and engraved on top with angular scrolls reserved on a ground of fine parallel lines; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) long, box. Wt. 252.4 g. Estimate: $800,000 - $1,200,000 Provenance: A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, England.Edna Bahr, Connecticut, late 1960s. ... [Lire la suite]