14 septembre 2021

A large Junyao dish, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 240. A large Junyao dish, Song-Jin dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 5/16in (21cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 40,000 - 70,000 (€ 34,000 - 59,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The thickly potted dish rising from a short foot rim to a flat everted rim and covered with an elegant turquoise-blue glaze with rich purple splash to one side, the glaze thinning to a mushroom color on the side of the cavetto and at the rim edge and continuing on the underside to the foot and interior of the base, five spur marks visible... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2021

A huanghuali altar table, qiaotou'an ,19th-20th century, composed of Ming dynasty elements

Lot 240. A huanghuali altar table, qiaotou'an, 19th-20th century, composed of Ming dynasty elements; 33 1/2 x 67 1/4 x 16 3/8in (83.8 x 170.9 x 42.6cm). Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000 (€ 42,000 - 59,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The single board top with up-turned scroll ends over a thumb-print edge, set above a plain beaded apron and elegant cloud-collar spandrels bisected by flared supports enclosing transverse cut-out beaded panels, the well-figured wood a rich honey-brown color. Bonhams. Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

Qi Baishi (1862-1957), Loquats in a Basket

Lot 104. Qi Baishi (1862-1957), Loquats in a Basket. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, signed Baishi laoren, with one artist's seal reading Qi Da; 35 3/4 x 17 7/8in (90.8 x 45.2cm). Estimate US$ 60,000 - 90,000 (€ 51,000 - 76,000). Sold for US$ 62,812 (€ 53,635). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Provenance: Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, October 1995Sotheby's New York, Fine Chinese Paintings, 30 May 1990, lot 203. Published: Jung Ying Tsao, The Paintings of Xugu and... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2021

A Fine and Rare Inscribed and Dated Blue and White Brushpot with Poem Yuqingtang zhi Mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 315. A Fine and Rare Inscribed and Dated Blue and White Brushpot with Poem, Yuqingtang zhi Mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 7/8in (17.5cm) diameter; 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of cylindrical shape, stoutly potted, the exterior inscribed with the preface Song Meng Dongye Xu (Farewell to Meng Dongye), followed by an inscription dated dingmao year corresponding to 1687,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Cat and Loquats

Lot 105. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Cat and Loquats. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed Beihong, with one seal of the artist Beihong; 31½ x 14¼in (80 x 36.1cm). Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000 (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Property from the Collection of Patricia and Professor Roland Winston. Provenance: Far East Fine Arts, San Francisco, California. Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021
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14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

  Lot 39. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of tapered oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask formed of interlinked dragons, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large hemispherical bosses cast in the form of coiled dragons,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 37. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty. Diameter 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 supported on a tall splayed foot, the wide U-shaped body rising to an everted rim, the central body boldly cast with a wide band of studded bosses arranged in lozenge panels composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of kuilong with bulging eyes against a leiwen ground, evenly divided by... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 37. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body encircled below the waisted neck and flared rim with a register of two simplified taotie masks, cast in low relief with bulging eyes and a central flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the tall splayed foot with a narrow band of diagonal scroll... [Lire la suite]