12 septembre 2021

An important inscribed archaic ritual archaic food vessel (Ding), Late Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 31. An important inscribed archaic ritual bronze food vessel (Ding), Late Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,472,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded body supported on three cylindrical legs, the lipped rim with two large upright loop handles, the body cast with three large taotie masks with bulging eyes intersected by vertical flanges, all against a fine leiwen ground,... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 157. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded body standing on three columnar legs, the sides crisply cast with a band of pendent triangles enclosing cicada bordered by leiwen below a frieze of lozenge pattern flanked by further leiwen, two upright loop handles set on... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 150. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 7 1/4 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 206,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form with a slight S-form profile, the swollen lower section flat cast with pendent triangles enclosing cicada surmounted by a frieze of three pairs of confronting bird-like dragons with raised circular eyes divided by shallow notched flanges on... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover (fangyi), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 151. An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover (fangyi), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 9 1/2 in., 24.2 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 158,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of well cast slightly tapering rectangular form, the decoration divided into three sections, the central frieze with a large taotie with protuberant eyes and slit pupils, hooked and curling horns, flanked between narrow registers of confronting... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 154. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 7 5/8 in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's with a U-shaped body supported on tall tapered tripod legs of triangular section, crisply cast on each side with a taotie mask, with raised circular eyes, curling horns and  hooked jaw, all on a leiwen ground, centered on a vertical flange and a loop... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 8 1/8 in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep body raised on three tall splayed triangular section legs, cast around the sides with stylized taotie masks with eyes raised in low relief on a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle issuing from a... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 146. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 8 3/4 in., 22.3 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 110,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's with an expansive trumpet mouth and broad splayed hollow foot with a double raised filet, the sides flat cast with a band of three taotie  with protuberant eyes below a narrow band of confronting kui dragons, the shoulder  with a similarly... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 153. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the tall slender form crisply cast, the trumpet neck with four narrow triangular blades enclosing two rows of angular scrolls within a band of small, fine leiwen with symmetrical taotie masks centered on notched flanges, the splayed foot with similar conforming decorations... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 145. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/8 in., 28.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and splayed foot cast with taotie masks on a leiwen ground divided by four raised flanges, the waisted section at the top of the foot encircled by a pair of bow-string bands interrupted by a T-shaped opening, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 144. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender form cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and spreading foot cast with taotie masks with protuberant eyes against a leiwen ground and divided by vertical flanges, the lower section encircled by a pair of bow string bands... [Lire la suite]