04 février 2014

Archaic Bronzes and the Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll at Sotheby's, 18th march 2014

A Selection of Archaic Bronzes. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK - Sotheby’s is delighted to present a group of significant archaic bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, together with a handscroll of rubbings taken from actual bronzes that were once in the collection of the celebrated collector Wu Dacheng (1835-1902). It is very rare for such a scroll to appear at auction, and several of the bronzes came from famous Chinese collectors of the 18th-19th centuries. These bronzes have been recorded in various... [Lire la suite]

04 février 2014

-Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art at Sotheby's, 18th-19th March 2014

Property From a Private Collection. A Rare Molded Blue and White Barbed Rim Dish, Yuan Dynasty, 14th Century. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The Chinese Works of Art Department in New York will be holding a four-session, two day sale of close to 400 lots. Building on the success of previous sales, we continue to offer property from private collections that have not been seen on the market for many years.  This season’s offerings include Yuan Fu Yi jue, An Important and Very Rare Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2013

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

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu) Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC - Sotheby's the tall, slim body, with flaring mouth and molded conical foot; the upper body with four elongated upright blades, filled with dissolved taotie mask in relief against a background of dense spirals, four snakes placed between the waist and neck, the waist and lower part also decorated with taotie mask and cicadas in relief against a ground of spirals, divided by four evenly spaced flanges, two... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2013

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

Lot 61. An important archaic bronze wine vessel (zun), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold 389,000 USD. © Sotheby's with a tall and slightly bulging waist, a wide trumpet-shape mouth and a molded foot, the upper body of the vessel largely plain, two bowstrings on the curved neck; its swelling waist and splayed lower part are decorated with bands, divided by eight thick notched flanges, with eight highly stylized dragon motifs in... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2012

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline separated by a pair of ring handles, the domed fitted cover cast on each side with a pair of large round domed eyes centered on a sharp hooked beak, the heads further adorned with two pairs of C-shaped ears, all below a... [Lire la suite]