12 janvier 2019

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1237. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of rounded oval section, the deep body raised on a spreading pedestal foot encircled by a bow-string band, the sides cast in relief on both sides with a taotie mask between single and double bow-string borders, with milky green patina, lucite stand. ... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1235. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply cast on the spreading foot and narrow waist with two taotie masks centered and divided by four notched flanges, the two sections separated by two bow-string bands interrupted by three reticulated cross-shaped apertures, beneath a narrow band ofleiwen and four tall upright... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A well-cast bronze tripod ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1234. A well-cast bronze tripod ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep body raised on three columnar supports cast in intaglio with blades pendent from a scroll band, the sides crisply cast in relief with three taotie masks centered on and separated by prominent notched flanges, reserved on a band of leiwen, all with extensive... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1232. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on three blade-form supports, the deep sides cast with two taotie masks formed by two oblong eyes, scrolls and leiwen compartmentalized within raised borders, one mask centered on the C-scroll handle issuing from a bovine mask and cast beneath with two pictographs,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1231. A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 1/8in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The waisted bulbous body cast in low relief with three pairs of dragons separated by flanges and confronted on taotie masks cast in high relief, above a band of pendent blades, each enclosing a cicada reserved on a leiwen ground similar to that of the band above,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden explores the mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods

LEIDEN.- The mystical world of the ancient Egyptian gods comes to life in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden, the Netherlands. The large exhibition ‘Gods of Egypt’ is entirely devoted to the ancient Egyptian pantheon and brings together more than 500 imposing sculptures of gods and goddesses, magical papyri, gold jewels and richly painted mummy cases, from museums in the Netherlands and abroad, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museo Egizio of Turin, and the... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

A rare and unusual large blue and white 'alms' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1678. A rare and unusual large blue and white 'alms' bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of deep, tapered form, painted around the exterior with a bold lotus meander beneath borders of ruyi heads and classic scroll at the rim. Provenance: Dragon House, San Francisco.  Note: The alms bowl is a symbol of the Buddhist monk, and by Buddhist law is the only item a... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, 18th century

Lot 1677. A Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, 18th century; 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of cylindrical shape with tapered base and neck, painted around the body with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a geometric pattern comprising a lattice of polygonal panels containing floral and foliate motifs, all between borders of continuous lotus meander above demi-florettes around the base and... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A very rare blue and white garlic-head moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1676. A very rare blue and white garlic-head moonflask, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each side of the flattened circular body painted with a composite floral scroll encircled by a classic scroll border, the narrow sides painted with a continuous lingzhi meander, the cupped mouth with a saw-tooth band above the floral meander band, repeated on the pair of handles... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-

Lot 1675. A rare Ming-style blue and white yellow-ground dish,Yongzheng six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Painted in the central medallion with five large flower-heads issuing from an undulating vine amidst four smaller blooms, the cavetto with a continuous meander of blossoms borne on a leafy vine with interlaced scrolling tendrils, all... [Lire la suite]