01 février 2020

A bronze 'Dongson' drum

Lot 175. A bronze 'Dongson' drum. Diameter 18 1/4 in., 46.4 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's the waisted circular body and flat top cast with multiple concentric decorative bands, the sides applied with two pairs of double loop handles, wood stand (2). Provenance: Madame Chiang Kai-shek Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012
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30 janvier 2020

A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

Lot 172. A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Height 16 1/2 in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 40,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's of pointed oval section, each side decorated with six horizontal panels enclosing three bosses cast in the form of coiled snakes, separated by narrow bands of interlaced dragon pattern and raised lines, with a central plain vertical panel, incorporating narrow vertical openings for tuning, the lower part of the bell with an... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC

Lot 166. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC. Height 9 1/2 in., 23.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 146,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of rounded elliptical section, supported on a broad, thinly cast and slightly splayed footrim, the body decorated with a frieze of two paired birds with long hooked tails in relief on a leiwen ground confronted on a high-relief bovine mask, with two loops on the... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual steamer vessel (yan), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 160. An archaic bronze ritual steamer vessel (yan), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 14 1/4 in., 36 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 34,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's comprising two sections, the upper of deep U-shape rising to a flared rim and encircled by a three pairs of taotie confronting on narrow flanges, the rim with two upright loop handles, the lower section with three legs of conjoined... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 161. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Width 14 in., 35.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slightly compressed ovoid form, cast with four horizontal ribs below a band of intertwined stylized dragons, a large pair of horned animal masks issuing loop handles with pendent tabs to each side, the design repeated on the domed cover surmounted by an everted ring knob, all... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A rare bronze mirror stand, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 186. A rare bronze mirror stand, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644). Length 9 7/8 in., 25.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 5,938 USD. Photo Sotheby's the mythical beast well-cast as a recumbent xiniu with its raised head turned to one side looking upward and modeled with a bifurcated horn, curling tufts of hair on either side of the face and at the chin, the mouth issuing trailing cloud wisps that rise to form the... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 162. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to a pronounced everted lip and resting on three tapering columnar legs, the swelling body finely cast below the rim with a narrow band of three pairs of hook- beaked birds trailing long quills against a fine leiwen ground,  below a pair of... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 157. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded body standing on three columnar legs, the sides crisply cast with a band of pendent triangles enclosing cicada bordered by leiwen below a frieze of lozenge pattern flanked by further leiwen, two upright loop handles set on... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 150. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 7 1/4 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 206,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form with a slight S-form profile, the swollen lower section flat cast with pendent triangles enclosing cicada surmounted by a frieze of three pairs of confronting bird-like dragons with raised circular eyes divided by shallow notched flanges on... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover (fangyi), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 151. An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover (fangyi), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 9 1/2 in., 24.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 158,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of well cast slightly tapering rectangular form, the decoration divided into three sections, the central frieze with a large taotie with protuberant eyes and slit pupils, hooked and curling horns, flanked between narrow registers of confronting... [Lire la suite]