13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

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

Lot 906. A bronze ritual water vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 14 ¼ in. (39.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The shallow body is flanked by a pair of upright U-shaped handles and decorated on the exterior with a band of scrolls, above a band of reversed Z-shapes with cusped ends on the pedestal foot. The interior has a later-added graph in the center and inscription to one... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 262. A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14.6cm., 5 ¾ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, engraved and parcel-gilt to the exterior with figures in a landscape with trees, bridges and pavilions, all between keyfret bands, the base lightly incised with an inscription denoting the weight. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
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06 février 2018

The Xu Wang Ding. An important bronze food vessel, Middle Spring and Autumn period, 7th-6th century BC

Lot 109. The Xu Wang Ding. An important bronze food vessel, Middle Spring and Autumn period, 7th-6th century BC. Height 9 1/2  in., 24.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 341,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body resting on three cabriole legs, cast around the body with a border of entwined stylized dragon motifs above a single bowstring band, the everted rim set with a pair of loop handles, each decorated with evenly spaced dots and two grooves, the... [Lire la suite]

06 février 2018

The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 102. The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 581,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body rising to an everted rim, finely cast on each side with a taotie motif with prominent eyes, C-shaped horns and detached body, flanked by descending kui dragons beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 108. The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27 cm; 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. each standing on four paw feet issuing from animal masks cast in relief underneath the short foot ring, the contracted neck with a band of eight phoenixes with protruding eyes, beaks, curled crests and elongated tails between two bowstring bands, centered on two sides by... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 199. A bronze 'Dragon' octalobed mirror, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Width 5 7/8  in., 15 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 crisply cast in relief, the pierced central knob encircled by a writhing scaly three-clawed dragon amidst cloud scrolls within a raised octalobed rim, the silvery-gray patina with patches of green and russet encrustation.  Provenance: Old Japanese collection, circa 1980, by repute. Exhibited: Uragami Sokyu-do, Co.,... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2018

Archaic bronze sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 sept. 2010

Lot 270. A fine archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 standing on three cylindrical legs with steeply rounded sides divided into three lobes, each lobe cast in raised relief with a taotie mask formed from raised bosses for eyes and hooked scrolls accented with intaglio lines reserved on a fine leiwen ground, the lipped rim with... [Lire la suite]