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]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel and a cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 992. A bronze ritual wine vessel and a cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The pear-shaped body, of oval section, is raised on a spreading pedestal foot. The arched handle terminates at either end with tapir heads attached by loops to lugs projecting from the body. The interior is cast with the inscription, You zuo lü ('You made [this you] for expedition... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 60. An archaic bronze vessel and cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's the pear-shaped body, eliptical in cross section, with a domed cover and movable handle, three decorative registers on cover, neck and molded foot, with the cover and foot bearing identical motifs of two pairs of confronting crested birds with long raised... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

An unusual bronze cylindrical axle cap or fitting, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC 

Lot 1202. An unusual bronze cylindrical axle cap or fitting, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The top cast in high relief with a coiled bottle-horn dragon encircled by the raised outer rim, the sides cast in intaglio as if a continuation of the dragon's long body coiled around the sides and detailed with scales, with malachite and ferrous... [Lire la suite]

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]