23 août 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Asian Art Week series of auctions

Qianlong's precious vessel: The Zuo Bao Yo Gui. A highly important and ectremely rare bronze ritual four legged food vessel. Eearly Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Estimate: $4,000,000-6,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 7-14. This season presents eight distinct auctions featuring over 900 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from Chinese archaic bronzes through contemporary... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 102. The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 581,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body rising to an everted rim, finely cast on each side with a taotie motif with prominent eyes, C-shaped horns and detached body, flanked by descending kui dragons beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC

Lot 8. The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 437,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded body resting on a high splayed foot terminating with a straight foot ring, cast below the gently everted rim with a border of four pairs of confronted kui dragons with raised eyes, hooked jaws and flag-like tops, bisected by an animal-mask in high relief on two sides and interrupted by... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5. The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegantly curved slender vessel rising from a high splayed foot and surmounted by a trumpet-like mouth, the underside of the zhi decorated in thread relief with a turtle motif, cast inside the vessel with a two-character inscription, the surface with a light... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

A pair of bronze dragon-head terminals, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 807. A pair of bronze dragon-head terminals, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Each is heavily cast as a bottle-horn dragon head, the tops of the horns with whorl motifs. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1982. Christie's. The Harris Collection: Important Early Chinese Art, 16 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center
21 février 2014

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, early,Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Photo Sotheby's the elegantly curved slender vessel rising from a high splayed foot and surmounted by a trumpet-like mouth, the underside of the zhi decorated in thread relief with a turtle motif, cast inside the vessel with a two-character inscription, the surface with a light malachite encrustation, with fitted stand (2). Height 6 3/4 in., 17 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2014

Archaic Bronzes and the Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll at Sotheby's, 18th march 2014

A Selection of Archaic Bronzes. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK - Sotheby’s is delighted to present a group of significant archaic bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, together with a handscroll of rubbings taken from actual bronzes that were once in the collection of the celebrated collector Wu Dacheng (1835-1902). It is very rare for such a scroll to appear at auction, and several of the bronzes came from famous Chinese collectors of the 18th-19th centuries. These bronzes have been recorded in various... [Lire la suite]