25 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 790. A gilt-bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast in a seated pose, one hand raised, once holding an attribute, the other resting on the knee, attired in voluminous robes, knotted at the waist with a braided cord and falling in crisp, rhythmic folds around the body, the tips of the shoes emerging from the drapery, the hair gathered up in a Daoist cap... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2019

A fine and rare large Longquan celadon barbed 'Peony' dish, early Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 1754. A fine and rare large Longquan celadon barbed 'Peony' dish, early Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,027,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007 The stoutly potted dish well-carved to the interior with a central medallion of two adjoining leafy peony stems encircled around the lobed rim with vertically arranged fruit-laden branches including peach, pomegranate and grapes below the lipped everted rim, the... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 801. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep bowl is raised on three legs issuing from taotie masks and is cast in relief with a band of taotie masks below with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles that rise from the rim. The interior is cast with a two-character inscription, Zu... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 856. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Daoist deity with fierce expression is shown seated wearing full armor under long robes incised with cloud scroll on the hems, and a celestial scarf billowing behind his head, with traces of gold and red lacquer remaining. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2019

An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 868. An unusual massive bronze archaistic basin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 42 in. (106.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The basin is heavily cast with a compressed globular body decorated in relief around the sides with a band of taotie mask-filled blades pendent from a band of large taotie masks on the shoulder, and is flanked by a pair of large dragon handles, all between a band of birds on the foot... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2019

A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 806. A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The pear-shaped body of oval section is raised on a foot encircled by a band of stylized dragons and is finely cast on each side with a large taotie mask formed by a pair of dragons confronted on a flange, their raised, hooked tails positioned above... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 504. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on three tapering columnar supports, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine animals to the sides, all... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 503. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tall slender waisted form, the trumpet neck flaring to a wide mouth, finely cast with four tapering blades extending to the rim, each containing a disjointed taotie mask above a narrow band of confronted serpent motifs, the central section cast with two... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A bronze figure of Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 324. A bronze figure of Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 14 5/8  in., 37 cm. Estimate USD 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the divine figure beautifully cast in rajalilasana, supported by a tripod armrest beneath the proper left elbow, the opposite arm languidly extended and resting on the raised knee, the left leg pendent over the seat, the high, scrolled topknot encircled by a bejeweled diadem with streaming... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

$16.4M sales kick off Sotheby's Asia Week auctions in New York

From the Collection of Gamble North, Esq. & the Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 214. Lot 20. A Massive Spinach-Green Jade ‘Dragon’ Washer, Qing Dynasty. Length 11 7/8 in., 30.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD.  Lot sold 1,340,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's opened its September Asia Week sales series with three dedicated auctions that together totaled an exceptional $16.4 million, outpacing their overall high estimate of... [Lire la suite]