30 mars 2010

Top Ten Results from Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sale

Theow H. Tow, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and Honorary Chairman of Christie's Asia said: “We are thrilled once again with the excellent sale of Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, which totaled $4,005,250, tripling its pre-sale expectations.  We welcomed a number of new collectors and witnessed competitive bidding with a rate of 99% sold by value and 96% sold by lot, and with many lots selling for prices well above their estimates.  The top lot, a very rare large limestone figure of a kneeling... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period

A rare archaic bronze 'Bird's-Head' libation cup, yi. Late Warring States Period The double-lobed deep rounded sides forming a heart shape with the tip pointing towards the handle cast as a bird-raptor's head with bulging eyes and an open protruding hooked beak, all supported on an oval foot. 15.4cm (6in) wide. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 - Unsold Provenance: purchased from an American private collection in Florida, circa 2000Note: Compare a similar excavated gilt vessel in the Hebei Province Museum, illustrated... [Lire la suite]