20 septembre 2019

A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 820. A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 2 ½ in. (5.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is possibly repurposed from a cong and is carved as a bird in flight with outspread wings and tail decorated in intaglio lines. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The greenish-beige jade has some brown inclusions... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 59. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm; Diameter 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded body with an everted rim all raised on a tall splayed foot, a frieze below the rim decorated with stylized dragon motifs, bi-sectioned by three raised taotie masks, similarly on the foot but without the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 1604. A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection, Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.Christie's New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1126. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Bidwell on the porch of their home at 16 Ridgewood... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A rare set of three small bronze bells, nao, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 1107. A rare set of three small bronze bells, nao, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 6 ¼ in. (15.6 cm.) high (largest). Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bells of graduated size are of lenticular section and cast on each side in relief with ataotie mask below a square panel, and the hollow, tapering shank is cast with a single clan sign, plexi stand. (inscription on the largest nao) Provenance: Dr. Bruno... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century

Lot 1106. A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century; 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 972,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vessel of tapering rectangular shape is finely flat-cast on each side with a largetaotie mask between a pair of birds confronted on a 'forehead shield' taotie above and a pair of addorsed dragons below, all reserved on a leiwen ground.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 902. A malachite-inlaid bronze halbert blade, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The blade is cast with a median ridge and with a hafting hole, and is decorated on both sides of the pierced nei with kui dragons filled with malachite inlay. The bronze has malachite encrustation, wood stand, fitted Japanese wood box.  Provenance: In Japan prior to 1973. Note: Two late... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2017

Christie's announces Asian Art Week: A series of auctions, viewings, and events

Lot 907. The Ya Yi Fangding. A Highly Important and Rare Bronze Rectangular Ritual Food Vessel, late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC, 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 3,372,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 8-15. This season presents seven distinct sales featuring over 800 lots spanning all epochs and categories... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Ji Ran Gui. A bronze ritual food vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 11. The Ji Ran Gui. A bronze ritual food vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC.Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm; Width 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides decorated below the flared rim with a band of eight kui dragons, centered by an animal-mask in high relief on two sides and divided by two loop handles springing from animal heads with raised circular eyes, oblong ears and... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 10. The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body resting on a high foot ring encircled by two bowstring bands, decorated on each side of the neck with a taotie mask centered by a shallow flange and flanked by two kui dragons all between two further bowstring bands, the surface with dark silver patina, a... [Lire la suite]