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]

06 mars 2020

A large bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 2069. A large bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 450,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The heavily cast body with three equal lobes rising from tall columnar legs and bordered with double bow-string bands to form a chevron pattern, with further double bow-string bands around the base of the trumpet neck interrupted by a bovine... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1227. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body, of S-curved profile, is raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a taotie band, and is cast in low relief with a band of vertical ribs below a band of alternating 'star' and whorl motifs centered on two sides by a small mask cast in relief, and interrupted on the other... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze tubular chariot fitting, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1226. A bronze tubular chariot fitting, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm) long. Estimate 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 36,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tubular fitting is surmounted by a pair of addorsed, outward-facing rabbits, with heads lowered and ears laid back. The bronze has a greenish-grey patina and malachite and cuprite encrustation. Provenance: Collection of the late Baron Paul Hatvany, sold by order of the trustees,... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A very rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1219. A very rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 231,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three blade supports and is finely cast on the sides with two taotie masks with long down-curved horns that curl up at the ends and are reserved on a leiwen band, below a band of small and large blades that enclose hooked scrolls... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A small bronze ritual ladle, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1131. A small bronze ritual ladle, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The handle has a flared, curved end with median ridge and a bovine mask terminal from which issues the straight, angled mid-section, that terminates in a mask attached to the side of the deep cup. The back of the handle is inscribed with a partially illegible six-character inscription. ... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1129. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 183,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped vessel, which is of oval section, is raised on a spreading foot and is cast on each side with a band of dragon scroll formed by two dragons with backward-turned heads and centered by a mask cast in high relief. The swing handle is cast with... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 801. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep bowl is raised on three legs issuing from taotie masks and is cast in relief with a band of taotie masks below with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles that rise from the rim. The interior is cast with a two-character inscription, Zu... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 814. A white and beige jade fish-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 2 7/8 in. (7.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The thick pendant is of curved shape, and is finely carved with overlapping petal-form scales on both sides and diamond lozenges on the back. The head is pierced with a hole for suspension. The opaque white jade has an area of beige inclusion on one side.  ... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 817. A dark green jade rabbit-form pendant, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 1 ¾ in. (4.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is carved as a recumbent rabbit, and is pierced through the fore paws with a hole for suspension. The jade is of dark green color with areas of white alteration..  Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 1959.Arthur M. Sackler Collections.Else... [Lire la suite]