Thu, 29th Sep 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 91
 

91

A BLACK POTTERY AMPHORA WITH APPLIED BRONZE BOSSES, HAN DYNASTY
漢代黑陶嵌銅泡釘雙耳壺

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€6,000
Estimate
€12,000
 

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Lot details

China, 202 BC to 220 AD. With waisted, incised neck and everted, pinched mouth emanating two bold wide strap handles joining the ovoid, tapering body centered by spiral designs. Applied overall with conical metal bosses.

Scientific Analysis Report: A thermoluminescence analysis report issued by Oxford Authentication on 11 July 2022, based on sample number C122f97, sets the firing date of two samples taken at 1500 – 2400 years ago. A copy of the report, issued by Oxford Authentication, is accompanying this lot.

Provenance: From a private collection in Bavaria, Germany, built since the 1970s into one of the largest collections of Buddhist bronzes and sculptures in Central Europe. The collector was a noted magician and as such guided by the fundamental idea that one thing can also be another, always looking for a second nature or hidden meaning behind the primary appearance of an artwork.
Condition: Good condition with old wear and weathering, some casting flaws, small nicks here and there, the bosses with malachite-green encrustations and corrosion, some losses and minor repairs, all exactly as expected from an authentic piece with this age. Small holes from sample-taking.

Weight: 1,391 g
Dimensions: Height 21.6 cm

Many non-Han peoples lived in southwest China, even after the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. This unusually shaped amphora may have been the product of the Qiang people who probably came from the steppe but later also lived in the region of the Dian people in southwest China. Vessels such as this with lozenge shaped mouths and twin flat handles have been discovered in present day Sichuan and are known as Lifan ware, after the area in Sichuan Province where such jars have been found.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Near identical
Auction: Galerie Zacke, Vienna, 5 March 2021, lot 138
Price: EUR 56,880 or approx. EUR 61,500 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A black pottery amphora with applied bronze bosses, Han dynasty
Expert remark: Note the larger size of 33 cm in height.


漢代黑陶嵌銅泡釘雙耳壺
中國,公元前202至公元220年。縮頸,壺口外撇,鼓腹,寬大的雙耳從壺口延伸到腹部。壺上鑲嵌泡釘。

科學檢測報告:隨附牛津熱釋光檢測報告副本,根據樣本C122f97,2022年7月11日測試結果,該拍品應爲1500 – 2400年前所製。

來源:德國巴伐利亞的私人收藏,該收藏創建於1970年代,是歐洲最大的佛教青銅器和造像收藏之一。

這位收藏家是一位著名的魔術師,因此遵循“一物也可以是另一物”這一基本理念,總是在藝術品的主觀背後尋找第二本性或隱藏的意義。
品相狀況良好,磨損和風化,一些鑄造瑕疵,到處都是小刻痕,銅綠與結殼。因爲檢測進行樣品採集而鑽孔,一些缺損和小修,與其年代相符。

重量:1,391克
尺寸:高21.6厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:幾乎相同
拍賣:維也納Zacke藝廊,2021年3月5日,lot 138
價格:EUR 56,880(相當於今日EUR 61,500
描述:漢代黑陶嵌銅泡釘雙耳壺
專家評論:請注意尺寸較大(33厘米)。

 
 

China, 202 BC to 220 AD. With waisted, incised neck and everted, pinched mouth emanating two bold wide strap handles joining the ovoid, tapering body centered by spiral designs. Applied overall with conical metal bosses.

Scientific Analysis Report: A thermoluminescence analysis report issued by Oxford Authentication on 11 July 2022, based on sample number C122f97, sets the firing date of two samples taken at 1500 – 2400 years ago. A copy of the report, issued by Oxford Authentication, is accompanying this lot.

Provenance: From a private collection in Bavaria, Germany, built since the 1970s into one of the largest collections of Buddhist bronzes and sculptures in Central Europe. The collector was a noted magician and as such guided by the fundamental idea that one thing can also be another, always looking for a second nature or hidden meaning behind the primary appearance of an artwork.
Condition: Good condition with old wear and weathering, some casting flaws, small nicks here and there, the bosses with malachite-green encrustations and corrosion, some losses and minor repairs, all exactly as expected from an authentic piece with this age. Small holes from sample-taking.

Weight: 1,391 g
Dimensions: Height 21.6 cm

Many non-Han peoples lived in southwest China, even after the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. This unusually shaped amphora may have been the product of the Qiang people who probably came from the steppe but later also lived in the region of the Dian people in southwest China. Vessels such as this with lozenge shaped mouths and twin flat handles have been discovered in present day Sichuan and are known as Lifan ware, after the area in Sichuan Province where such jars have been found.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Near identical
Auction: Galerie Zacke, Vienna, 5 March 2021, lot 138
Price: EUR 56,880 or approx. EUR 61,500 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A black pottery amphora with applied bronze bosses, Han dynasty
Expert remark: Note the larger size of 33 cm in height.


漢代黑陶嵌銅泡釘雙耳壺
中國,公元前202至公元220年。縮頸,壺口外撇,鼓腹,寬大的雙耳從壺口延伸到腹部。壺上鑲嵌泡釘。

科學檢測報告:隨附牛津熱釋光檢測報告副本,根據樣本C122f97,2022年7月11日測試結果,該拍品應爲1500 – 2400年前所製。

來源:德國巴伐利亞的私人收藏,該收藏創建於1970年代,是歐洲最大的佛教青銅器和造像收藏之一。

這位收藏家是一位著名的魔術師,因此遵循“一物也可以是另一物”這一基本理念,總是在藝術品的主觀背後尋找第二本性或隱藏的意義。
品相狀況良好,磨損和風化,一些鑄造瑕疵,到處都是小刻痕,銅綠與結殼。因爲檢測進行樣品採集而鑽孔,一些缺損和小修,與其年代相符。

重量:1,391克
尺寸:高21.6厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:幾乎相同
拍賣:維也納Zacke藝廊,2021年3月5日,lot 138
價格:EUR 56,880(相當於今日EUR 61,500
描述:漢代黑陶嵌銅泡釘雙耳壺
專家評論:請注意尺寸較大(33厘米)。

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