31 mars 2022

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

  Lot 713. A superbly cast bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 3⁄4 in. (19.7 cm.) high, hardwood stand, Japanese double wood box. Price realised USD 819,000 (Estimate USD 100,000 – USD 150,000). © Christie's 2022 The lobed body is raised on three undecorated legs and is cast in relief with three large taotie masks divided by flanges reserved on a leiwen ground, all beneath a cicada border. The interior is cast with a... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2022

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

Lot 712. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3⁄4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Price realised USD 22,680 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with a band of stylized dragons below a band of cruciform motifs all on a leiwen ground. The posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with whorl motifs. An inscription, nan (son) is cast... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 704. A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's 2021 The slightly compressed body is cast in shallow relief with a central band of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, centered by a low flange, below a narrow band of confronted kui dragons divided by three raised beast-head masks. The splayed foot has two pierced apertures above a band of addorsed birds and beast masks. ... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2021

A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

 Lot 501. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's 2021  The trumpet neck of the slender vessel is decorated with four elongated blades crisply cast in relief with a dissolved taotie mask on a leiwen ground that rise from a narrow band of four kui dragons with hooked beaks and upturned tails. The... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1501. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The mid-section and foot are finely cast with bands of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, those on the foot below a band of dragons, all divided and separated by narrow notched flanges. The trumpet neck is cast with leiwen-filled blades above a band of serpents. ... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2020

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

Lot 2038. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and has a flat-cast band of two taotie masks with rounded eyes on the sides. One mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by a blank space beneath the strap handle. A pair of D-shaped posts with... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2037. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 185,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in relief with blades filled with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow band of serpents, and the center section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges, which are repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

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

Lot 2036. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep, rounded body is raised on three columnar supports cast with blades, and is cast around the sides with a band of blades centered by cicadas on a leiwen ground pendent from a band of pairs of dragons confronted on notched flanges... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2035. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in low relief with leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of serpents with hatchured bodies, and the middle section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges, which are repeated on the spreading foot where they... [Lire la suite]