18th Jan, 2023 11:00

Asian Art Discoveries

 
  Lot 216
 

216

AN ORDOS ‘WOLF HEAD’ BRONZE PLAQUE, WARRING STATES PERIOD

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Lot details

China, Inner Mongolia, 5th-3rd century BC. Finely cast as a wolf’s head, with pierced eyes and ears, the reverse set with a loop for attachment.

Provenance:
Grays Antique Center, London, 1999. Dr. Koos de Jong, acquired from the above (invoice not available). Dr. de Jong is a Dutch art historian and has been privately collecting Chinese art over decades. He has authored hundreds of articles and several books on Dutch fine and decorative arts spanning from the Middle Ages to the modern era. In 2013, he published an extensive study of Chinese riding gear in “Dragon & Horse, Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond”. Between 1976 and 2009 he worked for numerous museums across the Netherlands and was the director of the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch.
Condition: Good, original condition, remarkable considering its age. With some wear, minuscule nicks, and scratches. Minor encrustations to the reverse.

Weight: 3.6 g
Dimensions: Height 2.7 cm

Literature comparison: For a related plaque, see E.C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York 1997, p. 247, no. 205.


戰國鄂爾多斯狼頭銅件
中國,内蒙古,公元前五至三世紀。鑄造成狼頭狀,眼睛和耳朵為圈狀,背後有一個環。

來源:倫敦Grays Antique Center藝廊,1999年。Dr. Koos de Jong收藏,2004年購於紐約亞洲藝術博覽會(發票已遺失)。Drs. de Jong是一位荷蘭藝術史學家,幾十年來他一直私人收藏中國藝術品。他撰寫了數百篇文章和幾本書,內容涉及從中世紀到現代的荷蘭美術和裝飾藝術。2013年,他在《Dragon & Horse:Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond》中發表了有關中國騎馬裝備的詳盡研究。1976年至2009年間,他曾在荷蘭的許多博物館工作,並曾擔任登博世歐洲陶瓷工作中心的主任。
品相:良好的原始狀態。有一些磨損、微小的劃痕,背面有輕微的結殼。

重量: 3.6 克
尺寸:高 2.7 厘米

 

China, Inner Mongolia, 5th-3rd century BC. Finely cast as a wolf’s head, with pierced eyes and ears, the reverse set with a loop for attachment.

Provenance:
Grays Antique Center, London, 1999. Dr. Koos de Jong, acquired from the above (invoice not available). Dr. de Jong is a Dutch art historian and has been privately collecting Chinese art over decades. He has authored hundreds of articles and several books on Dutch fine and decorative arts spanning from the Middle Ages to the modern era. In 2013, he published an extensive study of Chinese riding gear in “Dragon & Horse, Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond”. Between 1976 and 2009 he worked for numerous museums across the Netherlands and was the director of the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch.
Condition: Good, original condition, remarkable considering its age. With some wear, minuscule nicks, and scratches. Minor encrustations to the reverse.

Weight: 3.6 g
Dimensions: Height 2.7 cm

Literature comparison: For a related plaque, see E.C. Bunker, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York 1997, p. 247, no. 205.


戰國鄂爾多斯狼頭銅件
中國,内蒙古,公元前五至三世紀。鑄造成狼頭狀,眼睛和耳朵為圈狀,背後有一個環。

來源:倫敦Grays Antique Center藝廊,1999年。Dr. Koos de Jong收藏,2004年購於紐約亞洲藝術博覽會(發票已遺失)。Drs. de Jong是一位荷蘭藝術史學家,幾十年來他一直私人收藏中國藝術品。他撰寫了數百篇文章和幾本書,內容涉及從中世紀到現代的荷蘭美術和裝飾藝術。2013年,他在《Dragon & Horse:Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond》中發表了有關中國騎馬裝備的詳盡研究。1976年至2009年間,他曾在荷蘭的許多博物館工作,並曾擔任登博世歐洲陶瓷工作中心的主任。
品相:良好的原始狀態。有一些磨損、微小的劃痕,背面有輕微的結殼。

重量: 3.6 克
尺寸:高 2.7 厘米

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