05 septembre 2021

A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 703. A superb and important large jade tiger pendant, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC; 4 9/16 in. (11.6 cm.) long (maximum, ear to tail), cloth box. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,086,000. © Christie's 2021 The thick disc has a central aperture drilled from both sides, the inner walls with remains of pronounced cutting ridges. The stone is of dark mottled green color with some buff-colored alteration to both sides at one edThe flat, curved pendant is in... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2021

Christie's announces New York Asian Art Week March 2021

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 4-19. This season presents seven auctions featuring over 750 objects from 5,000 years of art spanning all epochs and categories of Asian art from Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to modern and contemporary Indian painting.Highlights include Shang: Early Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Daniel Shapiro Collection led by The Luboshez Gong, an exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2021

An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 725. The Luboshez Gong. An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000,000 - USD 6,000,000. Price realised USD 8,604,000. © Christie's 2021  The deep vessel and conformingly shaped cover are finely cast as a fierce tiger at the front and an owl at the back, their heads at either end of the cover above their bodies that decorate the sides of... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2010. A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, each side is cast in high relief with a taotie mask with buffalo horns below a square panel (striking area). The hollow, tapering shank opens into the base of the bell, and the interior wall is cast with a two-character inscription, wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1222. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC; 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 123,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall, slender vessel is crisply cast in low relief on the trumpet-shaped neck with four blades filled with inverted masks above a narrow band of angular snakes, and on the center section and the spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges. Those on the foot are set... [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

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]