05 août 2017

A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1692. A rare large rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 362,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Finely carved around the sides with three horses and a groom in a rocky landscape, one horse shown rolling on one side while on the reverse the other two stand partially obscured by the overhanging boughs of willow trees while the groom stands nearby, one of the willow trees forming the openwork handle along with... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

A well-carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1691. A well-carved rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 86,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on a tall foot encircled by a key-fret band and carved in low relief around the exterior with confronted archaistic chilong between C-scrolls and pendent lappets, with four chilong clambering up towards the rim, which is incised with a further key-fret border, and peering over into the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 1690. A rhinoceros horn cup, 17th-18th century, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 In the form of an open blossom carved in high relief around the sides with pairs of birds shown amidst rocks, including a pair of phoenixes on one side and a pair of cranes on the reverse, one in flight above the other and the tips of their beaks touching, with bamboo and a prunus branch rising from behind the rocks at one... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC 

Lot 1518. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC, 9½ in. (24 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 326,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 With deep rounded sides flaring very slightly towards the flat everted rim, finely flat-cast with a band of three taotie masks with convex pupils flanked by pairs of addorsed birds with backward-turned heads and curled tails, all reserved on a leiwen ground, raised on a slightly... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 1517. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 626,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three columnar supports, the body lobed above each leg and cast in relief with three taotie masks centered on a flange and reserved on a leiwen ground, below a narrow band of cicadas also on a leiwen ground and arranged in threes confronted on... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC 

Lot 1516. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 182,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports, the S-curved body cast with a band of elongated taotie masks centered on narrow flanges below a band of upright scroll-filled blades repeated on the sides of the waisted posts that rise from the rim, the tops of the posts with a... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1515. A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three tall curved blade-form legs, the body cast in relief with two taotie masks, one divided by the loop handle, the other divided by a narrow vertical flange, all beneath a band of upright blades at the flared mouth, with an inscription cast on the interior at... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th century BC 

Lot 1514. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th century BC, 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides cast in relief with twoleiwen-filled taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band and separated by narrow notched flanges, one mask centered on a flange, the other on the graph cast beneath the handle that issues from a bovine mask,... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

Images of forgotten Mayan and Khmer ruins captured by William Frej on view at Peyton Wright Gallery

William M. Frej, Bayon, Cambodia, 2016, 40" x 60". Framed: 41" x 61". Photography, archival chromogenic silver halide print. Signed, titled and dated verso lower left. SANTA FE, NM.- Peyton Wright Gallery is presenting Ancient Kingdoms, Hidden Realms, an exhibition highlighting Mayan and Khmer kingdoms through an extraordinary marriage of pre-Colombian and Asian artifacts and luminous black and white images of forgotten Mayan and Khmer ruins captured by photographer William Frej. “Look this way” is the soul’s... [Lire la suite]