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Gisèle Croës – Arts d’Extrême-Orient

01 Earthenware tripod ewer, Gui

Earthenware tripod ewer, Gui

Neolithic period -Erlitou culture - circa 2000-1500 BC

Beige-pink earthenware

Ht 32,5 cm (12  3/4 in.) - Wd 15 cm (6 in.)

Tl test

 

02 Archaic bronze vessel, Jue

Archaic bronze vessel, Jue

Reputedly from Anyang, Henan Province
Late Shang dynasty (1600-1050 BC), middle to late Anyang culture (1300-1050 BC), 12th - 11th century BC
Bronze with light green patina, black powdery inlays
Ht 20 cm (10 in.)
X-ray, Metallography

Provenance

- T. Y. King, Shanghai, 1948
- H. E. Alexandre J. Argyropoulos Collection
- J. J. Lally & Co., New York
- The Julius Eberhardt Collection
- Gisèle Croës s.a Brussels
- Private collection

Exhibited

- Mostra d’Arte Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. n° 11.

Published

- Jean-Pierre Dubosc, Mostra d’Arte Cinese, Exhibition of Chinese Art, Settimo Centenario di Marco Polo, Alfieri Editore, Venezia, 1954, p. 21, n° 11.
- Regina Khral, Sammlung Julius Eberhardt, Frühe Chinesische Kunst, Collection Julius Eberhardt, Early Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 1999, 2004, no 37, pp. 92-93.
- Sotheby’s, New York, Magnificent Ritual Bronzes - Property from the Collection of Julius Eberhardt, 17 september 2013, lot 2.
- Gisèle Croës, Matter and Memory II, Gagosian Gallery, Asia Week New York, March 2014, Brussels, pp. 40-43.

 

05 Pair of archaic bronze vessels, Fang Ding

Pair of archaic bronze vessels, Fang Ding

Early Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)
1-Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite crystallisation, traces of azurite
2- Bronze with blue patina, azurite crystallisation and traces of malachite
Ht 25 cm (9 7/8 in.)

08 Bronze and turquoise belt hook, Daigou

Bronze and turquoise belt hook, Daigou

Warring States period (481-221 BC)
Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation, turquoise and glass paste inlays
Lg 12,2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

09 Bronze, gold, silver and turquoise belt hook, daigou

Bronze, gold, silver and turquoise belt hook, daigou

Early Han dynasty (206 BC- AD 220)
Lg 22,2 cm (8 7/8 in.)

 

10 Bronze, gold, silver and turquoise belt hook, Daigou

Bronze, gold, silver and turquoise belt hook, Daigou

11 Pair of bronze, gold and silver weights

Pair of bronze, gold and silver weights

Warring States period (481-221 BC)
Bronze, gold and silver inlays
Ht 5 cm (2 in.) - Wd 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

12 Stone head

Stone head

Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)
Limestone, traces of gilding
Ht 28 cm (11 in.)

Provenance

Gisèle Croës s.a. Brussels
Swiss private collection

Published

Gisèle Croës, From Ancient Kingdoms to Imperial China, International Asian Art Fair, New York, 1998, pp. 92-93.

13 Pair of imperial champleve enamel and gilt-bronze garden seats

Pair of imperial champleve enamel and gilt-bronze garden seats

Qing dynasty (1644-1912) - Qianlong period (1735-1796)
Champleve enamel and gilt-bronze
Ht 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)- Wd 37cm (14 1/2 in.)

Provenance

Reputedly Marcel Proust (1871-1922) and thence by descent

14 Large qiangjin lacquer altar table, Tiao'an

Large qiangjin lacquer altar table, Tiao'an

Late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)-16th-17th century
Lg 302 cm (118 7/8 in.) - Dp 67cm (26 3/8 in.) - Ht 99 cm (39 in.)

Provenance

- Arthur M. Sackler Collections
- Christie’s New York, Important Chinese Works of Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1 December 1994, lot 84
- Important Belgian private collection

15 Pair of low red lacquer cabinets

Pair of low red lacquer cabinets

Early Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)
Red lacquer, gold paint, black lacquer,
gilt bronze and blue ground cloisonné enamel hinges and face plates
Ht 104 cm (41 in.) - Lg 96 cm (37 3/4 in.) - Dp 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Provenance

Private European Collection

16 Two rootwood armchairs

Two rootwood armchairs

Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 18th century
1- Ht 98 cm (38 9/16 in.) - Wd 87 cm (34 1/4 in.)
2- Ht 99 cm (39 in.) - Wd 83 cm (32 11/16 in.) 

Provenance

Gisèle Croës s.a. Brussels
Belgian private collection