23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 351. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 5/8 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The flared trumpet-shaped neck with four upright blades flat cast with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow scroll band, the middle section with two taotiemasks divided and separated by notched flanges repeated on the spreading foot between four dragons with large... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 348. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The trumpet-shaped neck flat cast with a band of upright blades rising from a narrow band of spirals, above two taotie masks with small boss eyes centered on narrow flanges on the rounded center section, the spreading foot cast with a narrow band of S-shaped serpents above a wide... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

An early bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang phase, 16th century BC 

Lot 347. An early bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang phase, 16th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Thinly cast and raised on three slender blade supports, with elliptical domed body below a band of cast decoration on the upper body, consisting of a taotie mask on one side and two abstract dragons on the reverse confronted on the thin loop handle, the rim... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

An unusual pair of large bronze mask-form horse fittings, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 11th century BC

Lot 228. An unusual pair of large bronze mask-form horse fittings, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 11th century BC; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Each cast in the form of a dragon head in profile with open jaws and projecting fangs, below a coiled snout, with pierced bulbous eye and large C-scroll ear, pierced with five sets of small pairs of attachment holes, with overall green... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1015. A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The mirror is crisply cast with a central knob formed as a crouching animal surrounded by six lions frolicking amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over a raised edge into the outer field where six further lions alternate with birds shown from various angles, all below a band of small detached... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1013. A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014  The central animal-form knop is surrounded by four mandarin ducks, two in flight, alternating with flower sprigs, below alternating clouds and flower sprigs within the lobes of the rim, wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Hawaii, 4 April 1989. Note: This mirror would have been an appropriate wedding gift, as... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 368. A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Finely cast on one side with a central knop surrounded by a flower head, and the animals of the four directions: the green dragon (qinglong) representing the east, the red bird (zhuqiao), the south, the white tiger (baihu), the west, and the snake-encoiled turtle (yuanwu), the north, with silver-grey patina, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2019

A rare bronze figural stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 367. A rare bronze figural stand, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Cast as a kneeling foreigner holding a conical receptacle, with two similar receptacles flanking the shoulders, wearing a necklace and a loin cloth tied with a sash with fringed ends, his face cast with a slight smile and almond-shaped eyes below brows with hair markings, his hair dressed in coiled S-curls below... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2019

A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 820. A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The interior is decorated in rich shades of cobalt blue with a central medallion enclosing a seated scholar and his attendants below a pine tree, all below a band of peony sprays. The exterior is decorated with prunus blossoms scattered on a band of waves.. Provenance: The Richard... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2019

Decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC)

A battle on water - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) A battle around a city wall - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Time for martial exercise by practicing archery - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Go hunting - decorative patterns on a bronze jar dating back to Warring State Period (475 BC – 221 BC) Harvest season in an orchard - decorative patterns on... [Lire la suite]
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