10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 20
 

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A BRONZE ‘TWIN BOYS’ WEIGHT, MING DYNASTY
明代四喜童子銅鎮

Starting price
€300
Estimate
€600
 

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China, 1386-1644. The bronze cast in the form of two reclining boys arranged head to toe, each with legs in a near-crossed position, both heads supported by one arm, one boy holding a cup, the other a bell. Their waist incised with a floral diapered band.

Provenance: From a German private collection.
Condition: Good condition with old wear, traces of use and casting irregularities, few nicks and light surface scratches.

Weight: 121.4 g
Dimensions: Size 4.6 x 4.9 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 4 June 2020, lot 449
Price: HKD 52,500 or approx. EUR 6,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze 'twin boys' group, 17th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and incised waist band. Note the size (7.7 cm).


明代四喜童子銅鎮
中國,1386-1644年。二童面龐豐腴,眉弓弧彎,杏目微啟,眉鼻相連,一童手持杯子,另一童子持鈴鐺。經過巧妙組合,無論是上是下,是左是右,無論從哪個角度觀賞,孩童或立或臥,或背或對,相互構成四個完整的戲耍孩童,意趣盎然,惹人疼愛。

來源:德國私人收藏。
品相:狀況良好,有磨損、使用痕跡和鑄件不規則,輕微劃痕。

重量:121.4 克
尺寸:4.6 x 4.9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2020年6月4日,lot 449
價格:HKD 52,500(相當於今日EUR 6,800
描述:十七世紀銅雙喜童子
專家評論:比較非常相近外型和腰部雕刻。請注意尺寸(7.7 厘米)。

 
 

China, 1386-1644. The bronze cast in the form of two reclining boys arranged head to toe, each with legs in a near-crossed position, both heads supported by one arm, one boy holding a cup, the other a bell. Their waist incised with a floral diapered band.

Provenance: From a German private collection.
Condition: Good condition with old wear, traces of use and casting irregularities, few nicks and light surface scratches.

Weight: 121.4 g
Dimensions: Size 4.6 x 4.9 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 4 June 2020, lot 449
Price: HKD 52,500 or approx. EUR 6,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze 'twin boys' group, 17th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form and incised waist band. Note the size (7.7 cm).


明代四喜童子銅鎮
中國,1386-1644年。二童面龐豐腴,眉弓弧彎,杏目微啟,眉鼻相連,一童手持杯子,另一童子持鈴鐺。經過巧妙組合,無論是上是下,是左是右,無論從哪個角度觀賞,孩童或立或臥,或背或對,相互構成四個完整的戲耍孩童,意趣盎然,惹人疼愛。

來源:德國私人收藏。
品相:狀況良好,有磨損、使用痕跡和鑄件不規則,輕微劃痕。

重量:121.4 克
尺寸:4.6 x 4.9 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港蘇富比,2020年6月4日,lot 449
價格:HKD 52,500(相當於今日EUR 6,800
描述:十七世紀銅雙喜童子
專家評論:比較非常相近外型和腰部雕刻。請注意尺寸(7.7 厘米)。

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Auction: Asian Art Holiday Sale, 10th Dec, 2022

Reduced Prices!

Just in time for the holidays, we're delighted to present a selection of fine Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Indian art with newly reduced prices. Porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and jades are among the 274 items on offer. Notable provenances include Hisazo Nagatani, Acher Eskenasy, A & J Speelman Oriental Art, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, and many more.

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