12 janvier 2019

A rare and finely cast large ritual bronze wine vessel, pou, Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1239. A rare and finely cast large ritual bronze wine vessel, pou, Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 1,022,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on a tall, slightly splayed foot crisply cast with addorsed dragons centered around short flanges and masks cast in low relief, the lower register of the body cast with three large taotie masks with bulging eyes beneath a plain, narrow band and a wider band of... [Lire la suite]

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]
17 septembre 2018

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1104. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tri-lobed body is raised on three slender, columnar legs, and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes flanked by a pair of descending dragons and reserved on a leiwen ground below a narrow band of leiwen. A pair of bail handles rise... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1515. A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three tall curved blade-form legs, the body cast in relief with two taotie masks, one divided by the loop handle, the other divided by a narrow vertical flange, all beneath a band of upright blades at the flared mouth, with an inscription cast on the interior at... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1510. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of pear shape and elliptical section, raised on a spreading foot encircled by two bow-string bands, the sides cast with a raised band of angular leiwen spirals between borders of circles, with an animal mask cast in high relief on each side and two loops at the... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1505. A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 10¼ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 578,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With plain, broad trumpet-shaped neck, the rounded middle section cast in relief on each side with a large taotie mask with large oblong eyes and flanked by hooked scrolls, the masks divided and separated by flanges repeated on the spreading foot between two pairs of... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2017

A rare archaic inscribed bronze vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 4135. A rare archaic inscribed bronze vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC, 11 in. (28 cm.) across handles. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The compressed globular body is flanked by a pair of C-shaped handles issuing from rams' heads, and is decorated below the everted rim with a band of taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground which is centred on each side with an animal-mask cast in... [Lire la suite]
03 novembre 2016

Eskenazi exhibits 24 important antiquities spanning 2,500 years of Chinese history

Archaic Jade Notched Disc. Diameter: 33.0cm. Late Neolithic period – Shang period, 2000 - 1500 BC. ESKENAZI © 2016. Notched discs are a rare category amongst Chinese Neolithic and Shang jades and this particular example is notable for its extremely large size and softly polished surface.  LONDON.- From 3 to 25 November 2016, Eskenazi will present an exhibition of 24 works of early Chinese art at their gallery at 10 Clifford Street, London. Highlighting the creative brilliance of Chinese artisans... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2015

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

A rare large bluish olive-green jade ge dagger-axe, China, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad blade with beveled edges and pronounced median ridge on each side extending from the hafting hole to the tip, the hole drilled from both sides, the softly polished, moss-green stone with opaque white and black markings - 15 in. (38 cm.) long, box Provenance: With Bluett & Sons, London, 1986.The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York. Notes:... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2013

Christie's announces three sales of Chinese works of art to highlight Asian Art Week in New York

Lot 1391 - A Very Rare Large Famille Rose Turquoise-Ground Bottle Vase, Tianqiuping, Qianlong Seal Mark in Iron Red and of the Period (1736-1795), 20 in. (51 cm.) high. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013. New York – Christie’s is pleased to announce three sales during September’s Asian Art Week devoted to ceramics and works of art from China.   Important Chinese Archaic Bronzes from a Distinguished Private Collection will be held the morning of Thursday, September 19,... [Lire la suite]