08 juin 2020

A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 3192. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate $7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The central knob is surrounded by trefoil motifs within a square border. The main field is cast in relief with four muscular, leonine beasts shown amidst clouds and separated by four V-shaped angles issuing from a narrow bead border encircled by a raised sawtooth border and an outer inscription band below a... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later

Lot 3180. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised $149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The S-curved body is raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a band of four taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons confronted on narrow flanges, and is encircled below the everted rim with a band of four similar taotie masks, the... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

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

Lot 3180. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised $20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The trumpet-shaped neck is undecorated while the middle section, which is set between double bow-string borders, is flat-cast with taotie masks formed by pairs of downward-facing birds with prominent pupils and quills stacked below the coiled tail. Four birds of similar type,... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

Two bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC from Anna Charlotte Rice Cooke Collection

'Portrait of Anna Rice Cooke (1853-1934)', oil on canvas painting by Frederic Yates (1854-1919), 1910, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Mrs. Cooke was born into a prominent missionary family in Hawaii, where she spent the majority of her life. She and her husband, Charles Montague Cooke, were well known amongst the societal elite in Hawaii, and were eventually responsible for the establishment of the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, now called the Honolulu Museum of Art. In the early 1880s, the Cookes built their family home on... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5003. A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply cast in the form of an L-shaped double blade, each with a raised median ridge, the horizontal blade pierced with a circular aperture terminating in a drilled disc-shaped hilt, the vertical longer blade cast with a series of four rectangular slits along the hilt, the surface... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century

Lot 3289. A large bronze archaistic jar, lei, 17th-18th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The jar is cast in relief on the body with a band of pendent blades enclosing taotie masks between bands of archaistic kui dragons separated by flanges. The shoulder is decorated with a band of similar dragons separated by whorl motifs, and is flanked by a pair of handles in the... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 17:54 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
Tags : , , ,
28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3287. A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body is cast with an upper register of alternating kui dragons and bosses, and a lower register of taotie masks separated by flanges, and is supported on three tall legs emerging from masks. A pair of bail handles rises from the rim, stand. Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Lot 5070. An archaistic bronze vase, fanghu, Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century; 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 250,000 HKD (29,580 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the heavily cast vessel of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck and a flared mouth, the shoulder cast with a pair of lion mask handles, the neck cast in low relief with a band of archaistic kui dragons against... [Lire la suite]