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. © 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 of Asian Art from archaic bronzes... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC

Lot 1501. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 482,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The trumpet-form neck crisply cast with four blades filled with inverted taotie masks and scrolls rising from a band of angular snakes, with two taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges on the center section and on the spreading foot, those on... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2017

A bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fangding, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC

Lot 3109. A bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fangding, Late  Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,860,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is raised on four columnar legs and is cast in rounded relief on each side with a taotie mask below a band of confronted kui dragons, all centred by vertical flanges which are repeated at the corners below the pair of upright handles that rise from the rim. The decoration has... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2017

A bronze pole finial, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC

Lot 808. A bronze pole finial, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The upper section is cast in relief on both sides with a taotie mask flanked by ears below a pair of large up-curved horns, and the conical lower section is flat cast with simplified taotie masks. The bronze has a smooth, mottled olive-green patina and traces of cinnabar. 4 ¼ in. (11 cm.) high, stand Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 11... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2012

A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fangding. Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC

A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fangding. Late  Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on four columnar supports cast in intaglio with blades pendent from a scroll band, each side of the vessel cast in low relief with a taotie mask below a band of confronted birds, two pairs on the long sides and one pair on the ends, all reserved on a leiwen ground, with flanges dividing each side and at the corners, with a pair of bail... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

New House Record at Christie's for the Most Expensive Item Sold Online

An important and rare bronze wine vessel and cover, Fangyi late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Price realized: US$3,330,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- In a sign that fine art collectors are growing ever more comfortable with bidding online, Christie’s International reports that the top lot in Thursday’s sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection sold for $3.3 million to an online bidder, setting a new house record for the most expensive item sold online. The... [Lire la suite]