10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 4
 

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A SILVERED BRONZE ‘LION AND GRAPEVINES’ MIRROR, TANG DYNASTY
唐代海獸葡萄鎏銀銅鏡

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Published: Treasures of Chinese Art, Chinese Art in Czech private collections, Galerie Arcimboldo, Prague, 2016, pp. 40-41.

China, 618-906. Of circular form, the back cast in high relief in the center with a crouching lion knob encircled by four lions and scrolling grapevines, and in the outer field with twelve birds amid similar vines and grape bunches, below a band of scrolling leaves.

Inscriptions: The box inscribed ‘Tang dynasty, sea beast and grape mirror, 11.9 cm, 1.3 cm’.

Provenance
: From a noted Czech private collection. A Japanese collector’s box with an old paper label, inscribed by a previous owner, accompanies this lot. (2)
Condition: Good condition with some wear, small nicks, a single fissure with associated minuscule losses, the rim with a smoothened chip. Overall with fine malachite and cuprite encrustations. The design still crisp and the silvering well preserved.

Weight: 554.3 g
Dimensions: Diameter 12 cm

Literature comparison:
A similar mirror, dated to the Tang dynasty, of slightly larger size (14.5 cm), is illustrated by S. Cahill in The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, vol. I: Los Angeles, 2012, pp. 94-95.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 19 September 2014, lot 1014
Price: USD 15,000 or approx. EUR 19,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A silvery bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (ad 607-907)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related motif, malachite patina, and size (13.2 cm)



唐代海獸葡萄鎏銀銅鏡
中國,618-906年。圓形,背面中央高浮雕,臥獅鈕,四周環繞著四隻海獸和葡萄藤,外場有十二隻神鳥與葡萄藤和葡萄串,卷葉紋。

出版:《Treasures of Chinese Art,Chinese Art in Czech private collections》,Galerie Arcimboldo,2016年,布拉格,第40-41頁。
款識:唐時代海獸葡萄銅鏡 11.9 (厘米),1.3 (厘米)

來源:捷克私人收藏。日本收藏家的盒子和一個舊紙標簽,前任藏家Dr. Kokubo 書寫。
品相:狀況良好,有一些磨損、小刻痕、單個裂痕以及相應的微小缺損,邊緣有平滑的磕損。整體帶有細膩的紅綠銅鏽結殼。浮雕仍然清晰,鎏銀保存完好。

重量:554.3 克
尺寸:直徑12 厘米

文獻比較:
一件相似的唐代銅鏡,尺寸較大(14.5 厘米),見S. Cahill,《The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors》,〈卷一:洛杉磯〉,2012年,頁94-95。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2014年9月19日,lot 1014
價格:USD 15,000(相當於今日EUR 19,000
描述:唐代銅狻猊葡萄紋鏡
專家評論:比較非常相近的形制、綠銅繡和尺寸(13.2 厘米)。

 
 

Published: Treasures of Chinese Art, Chinese Art in Czech private collections, Galerie Arcimboldo, Prague, 2016, pp. 40-41.

China, 618-906. Of circular form, the back cast in high relief in the center with a crouching lion knob encircled by four lions and scrolling grapevines, and in the outer field with twelve birds amid similar vines and grape bunches, below a band of scrolling leaves.

Inscriptions: The box inscribed ‘Tang dynasty, sea beast and grape mirror, 11.9 cm, 1.3 cm’.

Provenance
: From a noted Czech private collection. A Japanese collector’s box with an old paper label, inscribed by a previous owner, accompanies this lot. (2)
Condition: Good condition with some wear, small nicks, a single fissure with associated minuscule losses, the rim with a smoothened chip. Overall with fine malachite and cuprite encrustations. The design still crisp and the silvering well preserved.

Weight: 554.3 g
Dimensions: Diameter 12 cm

Literature comparison:
A similar mirror, dated to the Tang dynasty, of slightly larger size (14.5 cm), is illustrated by S. Cahill in The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors, vol. I: Los Angeles, 2012, pp. 94-95.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 19 September 2014, lot 1014
Price: USD 15,000 or approx. EUR 19,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A silvery bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (ad 607-907)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related motif, malachite patina, and size (13.2 cm)



唐代海獸葡萄鎏銀銅鏡
中國,618-906年。圓形,背面中央高浮雕,臥獅鈕,四周環繞著四隻海獸和葡萄藤,外場有十二隻神鳥與葡萄藤和葡萄串,卷葉紋。

出版:《Treasures of Chinese Art,Chinese Art in Czech private collections》,Galerie Arcimboldo,2016年,布拉格,第40-41頁。
款識:唐時代海獸葡萄銅鏡 11.9 (厘米),1.3 (厘米)

來源:捷克私人收藏。日本收藏家的盒子和一個舊紙標簽,前任藏家Dr. Kokubo 書寫。
品相:狀況良好,有一些磨損、小刻痕、單個裂痕以及相應的微小缺損,邊緣有平滑的磕損。整體帶有細膩的紅綠銅鏽結殼。浮雕仍然清晰,鎏銀保存完好。

重量:554.3 克
尺寸:直徑12 厘米

文獻比較:
一件相似的唐代銅鏡,尺寸較大(14.5 厘米),見S. Cahill,《The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors》,〈卷一:洛杉磯〉,2012年,頁94-95。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2014年9月19日,lot 1014
價格:USD 15,000(相當於今日EUR 19,000
描述:唐代銅狻猊葡萄紋鏡
專家評論:比較非常相近的形制、綠銅繡和尺寸(13.2 厘米)。

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

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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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