29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC

Lot 2023. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC; 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The slender pear-shaped body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot and crisply cast in relief with five bands of S-shaped scrolls with curled tips set between plain borders. A band of upright blades is flat-cast on the tall, slightly waisted neck... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2020

A bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, dui, Late Warring States period, second half 3rd century BC

Lot 2022. A bronze tripod ritual food vessel and cover, dui, Late Warring States period, second half 3rd century BC; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel and cover are interchangeable, each of plain hemispherical form, with three dragon-form supports and a pair of ring handles. Provenance: Alberts Antiques, Richmond, British Columbia, August 1997. Note: A similar dui, reportedly from... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2021. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast in relief around the upper body with a narrow band of two taotie masks, one centered on a single graph cast below the loop handle, which is surmounted by a bovine mask. A pair of... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

Three bronze graduated bells, ling or niuzhong, Western Zhou dynasty, circa 8th century BC

Lot 2020. Three bronze graduated bells, ling or niuzhong, Western Zhou dynasty, circa 8th century BC; 5¼, 5 7/8 and 7¼ in. (13.3, 15, and 18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 55,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The clapperless bells are in graduated sizes, and each is of lenticular section and has an arched lower rim on two sides. The sides are cast in thread relief with a panel of conforming outline that encloses two addorsed dragons with... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

An unusual bronze ritual wine jar, fou, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC

Lot 2114. An unusual bronze ritual wine jar, fou, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The broad, tapering body is raised on a rounded foot cast with a rope-twist-like band of diagonal segments of leiwen, and the lower body is flat cast with a band of angular interlaced scroll incorporating bands of leiwen above a... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the

Lot 2051. A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the period; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bodhisattva is depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing a tassel-hung beaded necklace and layered robes with incised floral scrolls at the hems.... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2018. A bronze ritual vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) wide with handles. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The heavily cast vessel has shallow sides that rise to an everted rim, and is cast on the exterior with abstract, hooked scrolls interrupted by the pair of upright U-shaped handles. The spreading foot is cast with quadrants of two different feather patterns. An... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

An unusual bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 2017. An unusual bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three tall blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with two taotie masks formed by pairs of addorsed birds facing and separated by narrow flanges. One mask is flanked by small descending birds and centered on a further flange,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC

Lot 2015. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC; 10 5/8 in. (27.3 cm.) wide with handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bowl has an S-curved profile and is cast with a band of four pairs of dragons with linear details and a row of quills confronted on small animal masks cast in relief on two sides and on the horned animal heads that surmount the loop handles, which... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2015. A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three columnar supports and is crisply cast in relief on the sides with three taotie masks positioned between the legs, and centered on and separated by flanges. The horns of the masks are formed by dragons, and the masks are on... [Lire la suite]