09 août 2019

A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 14. A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty; 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body supported on a high foot and rising to a flared mouth, cast with a narrow triple band of leiwen centred on stylised confronting dragons forming taotie masks, the loop handles cast with swirl patterns springing from bottle horned bovine masks. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 1953. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 13. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty; 26.2cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 28,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the central bulb cast in low relief with two large taotie masks each with ram horns, bulging eyes and curling jaws revealing a pair of teeth reserved on a leiwen ground, the wide flaring trumpet neck and tall spreading foot each decorated with raised lines, the interior with a seven character... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 3127. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Raised on three tapering columnar legs, the swelling body finely cast near the top with a narrow band of six low-relief stylised kui dragons, below a pair of upright loop handles rising from the everted rim, with a twelve-character pictogram cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 3128. A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The body, rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with a raised central bulb within vertical twin-line borders to and a wider central raised band, the interior of foot rim with a seven-character inscription, the patina of grey and olive-green tone with some blue-green encrustation, wood... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 60. A gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 19.8cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure seated in dhyanasana, his right hand in bhumisparsa,  the left in dhyanamudra, wearing a long robe draped over the left shoulder leaving the right bare, with eyes downcast in a meditative expression, the hair in tight curls surmounted by an ushnisha, supported on a double pedestal lotus... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2019

A rare erotic subject mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 17. A rare erotic subject mirror, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.6cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. © Sotheby's  the back cast in relief with four couples in amorous embraces, around a central clasp. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010
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06 août 2019

A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC

Lot 3201. A very rare turquoise-inlaid bronze plaque, Erlitou culture, circa 1900-1600 BC; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 8,440,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The slightly convex plaque is of waisted, oblong form, and inlaid with rectangular turquoise of varying sizes, with the exposed areas forming a monster mask. The plaque is cast with four small loop holes on each of the four corners, stand. Provenance: Eskenazi,... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A small parcel-gilt bronze gu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 1044. A small parcel-gilt bronze gu-form vase, 16th-17th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in low relief with four upright blades filled with detached taotie elements and a cicada, the mid-section with two taotie masks divided and separated by keyfret-incised flanges, and the tall, spreading foot with four pendent blades, all richly gilded against... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2019

A rare large archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Champion vase', Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1041. A rare large archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Champion vase', Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high.Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is in the shape of two large cylinders cast around the sides with two registers of densely packed angular scroll pattern separated by a raised horizontal band. The two cylinders are joined at the bottom by a mythical beast inlaid with gold and silver decoration, its... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century

Lot 1040. A gold-splashed bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-16th century; 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The gold-splashed vase is raised on a spreading pedestal foot and has a compressed body cast with four flanges below stepped bands on the shoulder. The tall, cylindrical neck is encircled by a bow-string band and is cast at the top with an archaistic band of confronted elephants reserved on... [Lire la suite]