21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou

    Lot 153. An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou; 7in (17.8cm) across, cloth wrap, wood box. Sold for US$ 24,062 (€ 20,546). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of deep bowl form with an everted rim and high waisted foot, the central band cast with short pointed bosses each set into a leiwen patterned ground below narrow frieze of leiwen and zoomorphs under the flared rim and more widely spaced taotie masks at the waisted foot, malachite and earthen... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]