08 février 2023

Zhou dynasty Bronze sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 January 2023

Lot 3001. Two silver-inlaid bronze chariot fittings, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 10 cm and 10.5 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 HKD (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 HKD). © 2023 Sotheby's. Provenance: Laiyantang Collection, Hong Kong, 1990s. Exhibited: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, on loan, 1997-2005. Lot 3003. A pair of large archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and cover, fanghu, Late Western Zhou - Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2022

Bronzes from the Grasset collection sold at Sotheby's, Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022

  Lot 205. A gold and silver-inlaid archaistic bronze censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Width 31.5 cm, 12⅜ in. Lot sold: £13,860 (Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast beneath the handle with a three-character inscription reading Wo Fu Ji. Property from the Grasset collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 8th December 1986, lot 385. Note: The rise of Neoconfucianism in the Song dynasty (960-1279) led to a revival of interest in archaic bronze vessels,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 203. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 19 cm, 7½ in. Lot sold: £32,760 (Estimate: £15,000 - 25,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast beneath the handle with a three-character inscription reading Wo Fu Ji. Property from an English Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 14th July 1970, lot 50. Literature : Liu Yu and Lu Yan (eds.), Jin chu Yin Zhou jinwen jilu [Compilation of Recently... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty

  Lot 202. An inscribed archaic bronze tripod food vessel, Ding, Shang dynasty. Height 15.3 cm, 6 in. Lot sold: £88,200 (Estimate: £70,000 - 90,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. the interior with an inscription who may read Zi and Long. Provenance: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 19th-20th February 1958, lot 251.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Collection of Else Sackler (1913-2000), thence by decsent.Christie's New York, 17th March 2017, lot 1001. Literature : Robert Poor,... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2022

A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 201. A rare large inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Early Western Zhou dynasty. Overall height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Lot sold: £176,400 (Estimate: £100,000 - £200,000). © 2022 Sotheby's. cast to the interiors of the cover and vessel with a six-character inscription reading Qi Zuo Fu Yi Zun Yi (Qi made this precious vessel for Father Yi); together with Yu Xingwu, Shuangjianyi guqiwu tulu [Catalogue of ancient objects from the Shuangjianyi], vols 1-2,... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze 'dragon' vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

  Lot 308. An archaic bronze 'dragon' vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); With 3 X-rays. 37cm (14 5/8in) high. Sold for HK$140,250 . © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, 1980sHartman Rare Art, New York, 1990s. Bonhams. AUTUMN SALE OF CHINESE ART A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION, Hong Kong, 25 November – 16 December 2022

19 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze tripod ritual vessel, liding, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 302. An archaic bronze tripod ritual vessel, liding, Late Shang Dynasty; 23cm (9in) high. Inscribed fu ji 父己. With 1 X-ray. Sold for HK$191,250. © Bonhams 2001-2022 Provenance: Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman, 1980sHartman Rare Art, New York, 1990s. Note: Casting legs beneath a lobed body is a typical feature of liding from the mid Shang dynasty. Compare with a liding, mid Shang dynasty, in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco,... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze 'tiger' ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 107. An archaic bronze 'tiger' ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 44.8cm (17 3/4in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 121,125 (Est: HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of pear shape tapering to a flared slender neck with four small loose ring-handle pendants issuing from bird mask loops, elaborately cast with three broad bands of confronted feline beasts featuring curling horns and small panels of scale patterns on their flanks in profile, each... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2022

A massive archaic bronze vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)

Lot 105. A massive archaic bronze vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC); 72cm (28 3/8in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 3,153,000 (Est: HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 4,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The compressed pear-shaped body supported on a tall spreading foot, crisply cast on a leiwen ground with two undulating wave bands enclosing detached C-scrolls and O-shapes around the lower bulging body, below a smaller register of stylized dragons and another wave band at the... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2022

An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 103. An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 45cm (17 3/4in) high. Sold for HKD 318,000 (Est: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of slender waisted form, finely cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, the taotie on the splayed foot further enhanced with an openwork design, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of... [Lire la suite]