17 octobre 2020

A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th c. BC

Lot 1509. A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and  Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each vessel and cover is cast with bands of hooked scrolls and horizontal grooves. Each vessel is flanked by handles surmounted by dragon heads with large horns, and supported on three mask and paw feet. Each cover is cast inside the... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

Lot 172. A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Height 16 1/2 in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 40,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's of pointed oval section, each side decorated with six horizontal panels enclosing three bosses cast in the form of coiled snakes, separated by narrow bands of interlaced dragon pattern and raised lines, with a central plain vertical panel, incorporating narrow vertical openings for tuning, the lower part of the bell with an... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2017

A bronze knife, Northeast China, 8th-7th century BC

Lot 816. A bronze knife, Northeast China, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The knife has an integrally cast curved blade and an openwork hilt formed by intertwining serpent bodies. A small oblong loop with projecting, flat D-shaped tab is at the end of the hilt. 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) long Provenance: The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida, by 1978. Literature: The Art of the Oriental Bronze Metallurgist: China, Korea, Japan (1500-1911), Miami, Lowe... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2015

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

A rare small bronze phoenix-form ewer, China, Late Western-Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price Realized $665,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel cast as a seated phoenix with curved spout projecting from the breast, the wings upswept on either side to flank the cover surmounted by a small phoenix, its pierced tail attached to a small loop behind the loop handle surmounted by a dragon head which extends down to the tail - 6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2014

Chinese art through the eye of Sakamoto Goro: Sotheby's to offer a bronze owl

A Very rare and important bronze owl-headed ritual wine vessel (hu), Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Estimate: 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 US.. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s New York Asia Week series of auctions will be led by the prestigious single owner sale of A Very Rare And Important Bronze Owl-Headed Ritual Wine Vessel (Hu), from the collection of Sakamoto Goro on 18 March 2014. The piece dates from the Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty (c. 8/7th century BC) and is the only surviving owl bronze of this... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A bronze tripod pouring vessel with cover (liu ding), Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC

A bronze tripod pouring vessel with cover (liu ding), Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. the flat cover well cast in relief with a pair of symmetrically entwined serpent-dragons with their heads emerging at opposite sides near the rim, encircling the centrally positioned tiger-form handle, aligned with two crouching monkeys, the underside of the cover with three small serpent-dragon masks cast in relief to serve as stops to hold the cover in place, the rounded sides supported... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2012

An important archaic bronze wine vessel (hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

  Lot 168. An important archaic bronze wine vessel (hu), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Height 18 1/2 in., 47 cm. Estimate 300,000-500,000 USD. Lot sold 1,538,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.    of pear-shape, crisply cast with five bands of interlocking dragons, their bodies defined with hooks, angular S- curves and raised beaded elements, the registers divided by plain bands, flanked on each side of the neck by bold large-horned taotie masks in relief... [Lire la suite]