06 octobre 2018

An Archaic Bronze ‘Taotie’ Wine Vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3102. An Archaic Bronze ‘Taotie’ Wine Vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 27.7cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,571 - 102,095). Sold price HKD 944,000 (USD 120,472). © Poly Auction. The slender middle section rising from a flaring foot to a trumpet neck, crisply cast around the central bulb with stylised taotie masks centred and divided by notched flanges, the neck with four upright triangular blades decorated with dissolved taotie masks in relief against a leiwen... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3109. A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 20cm. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 153,143 - 229,714). Sold price HKD 1,770,000 (USD 225,886). © Poly Auction. The body of the bronze ding is in deep U-shape,supported on three columnar legs, the flattened everted rim set with two small upright loop handles, a band of kuilong encircling the vessel beneath the rim, their bodies comprised of hooked lines and leiwen and shown in 'split representation'... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2018

Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3112. Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 21.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 (USD 319,048 - 510,476). Sold price HKD 2,950,000 (USD 376,476). © Poly Auction. The tri-lobed body cast in low relief with three taotie masks with large rounded eyes positioned above. Each of the three slightly tapering columnar legs and flanked by descending dragons, all reserved against the leiwen ground, the decoration enhanced by black inlay, with a pair of bail handles rising... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3103. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 28cm. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 (USD 638,095 - 893,333). Sold price HKD 9,204,000 (USD 1,174,605). © Poly Auction. Provenance: A Kyoto Private Collection, Japan, before 1959Yamanaka & Co., Ltd., Japan. Literature: Seiichi Umehara, Nihon shucho shina kodo seika (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan),... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C.

Lot 3108. A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 (USD 765,714 - 1,020,952). Sold price HKD 10,030,000 (USD 1,280,019). © Poly Auction. Provenance: Kawai Sadajiro Collection, Kyoto, JapanDr. A.F Philips Collection, NetherlandSotheby’s London, 13 March 1978, lot 21An European Important Private Collection. Literature: 1. Zhou Fagao, Sandai Jijinwen Cunbu, Taiwan 1980, no. 6452.... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3215. An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. L 45cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 229,714 - 357,333). Sold price HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,063). © Poly Auction. Well cast in two sections as a recumbent goose with slender, hollow-cast neck extended forward, the bill open as if the bird is honking and for the release of vapor, with a small ruyi motif cast in relief between the eyes and with small curled feathers at the corner of the eyes and... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 131. A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61682; 18.5 cm (7 1/4 in.) long. Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,900). Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 30,406). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Private European Collection, 1970s/80s. Note: Finely cast with four prongs at each end converging from the jaws of makara on the central axis. The ends emerge from elegant lotuses on either side of the central orb.After the fall of the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 161. A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61657; 28 cm (11 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€ 117,478). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Brooklyn Museum, New York, late 1960s/early 1970sThe Jack Zimmerman Collection, New York. Note: Avalokiteshvara manifests as wrathful protector in the form of Shadbhuja Mahakala ('Six-armed Mahakala'). Mahakala is a category of... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Two bronze figures of deities, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1475. Two bronze figures of Zhenwu and Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height of taller 13 5/8 in., 34.6 cm. Estimate: 8,000-12,000 USD. Sold Price: 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a seated figure of Zhenwu dressed in a 'dragon' robe, the embroidery of the robe cast in high relief, a turtle and snake by the proper left foot, traces of gilt and polychrome; and a seated figure of Guanyin holding a moon disc in the left hand and wearing an elaborate robe and diadem, secured to a wood base... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2018

An inlaid archaistic bronze vessel, pou, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1077. An inlaid archaistic bronze vessel, pou, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 3/8 in., 26.4 cm. Estimate: 6,000-8,000 USD. Sold Price: 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the sides rising conically from the broad foot and sweeping inward from the round shoulder to the waisted neck and galleried rim, the body cast with a modified-leiwen ground, each unit of the diaper centered with a boss inlaid with a colored stone, traces of inlaid triangular lappet bands at the shoulder and foot, the... [Lire la suite]