08 septembre 2010

Ming Dynasty bronzes @ Freeman & Co

Rare Chinese Ming cast bronze censer cover. Wanli period. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Of three parts and of graduating cylindrical form, surmounted with cast coiled dragon finial, over Indian lotus and coiled dragon open-work base, raised on a later associated stand. Cover H: 17 in. Estimate $6,000-8,000 PROVENANCE: Washington D.C Collection surmounting dragon missing one horn, minor surface wear and dents to base consistent with age and use Rare Chinese Ming gilt bronze cup. 16-17th century. photo courtesy... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2010

Three pairs of buddhist lions, Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A large pair of turquoise and aubergine buddhist lions. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 A female with clambering pup at her feet and a male with loose, pierced brocade ball, modeled in mirror image with open jaws revealing teeth, fangs and tongue left in the biscuit, their loose eyes picked out in black, at the back of the male's base a cyclical date wu chen, probably for 1668, and a three-character potter's mark are inscribed; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A pair of... [Lire la suite]