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]