08 décembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC)

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC). H. : 15 cm (6 in.) L. : 30 cm (11 3/4 in.) Estimate: €30,000 - €40,000 (US$33,899 - US$45,199). © Artcurial. Reposant sur un pied évasé incisé de dragons gui stylisés, la panse bombée rehaussée de pointes sur fond incisé de losanges, sous une frise de motifs géométriques losangés encadrant deux masques de taotie en relief, les anses arrondies ornées au sommet de têtes de bovins ; patine brun-vert avec petites... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3103. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 28cm. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 (USD 638,095 - 893,333). Sold price HKD 9,204,000 (USD 1,174,605). © Poly Auction. Provenance: A Kyoto Private Collection, Japan, before 1959Yamanaka & Co., Ltd., Japan. Literature: Seiichi Umehara, Nihon shucho shina kodo seika (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan),... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C.

Lot 3108. A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 (USD 765,714 - 1,020,952). Sold price HKD 10,030,000 (USD 1,280,019). © Poly Auction. Provenance: Kawai Sadajiro Collection, Kyoto, JapanDr. A.F Philips Collection, NetherlandSotheby’s London, 13 March 1978, lot 21An European Important Private Collection. Literature: 1. Zhou Fagao, Sandai Jijinwen Cunbu, Taiwan 1980, no. 6452.... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (you), late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 179. A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (you), late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). Height 13 1/8  in., 33.3 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sotheby's the elongated pear-shaped body raised on a tall hollow foot cast with a leiwen band, the neck of oval section, decorated with a pair of taotie masks on leiwen ground, each mask divided by a narrow flange in the center, the tall swing handle decorated... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze bell (bo), Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC)

Lot 191. An archaic bronze bell (bo), Western Zhou dynasty (c. 1046 – 256 BC). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.3 cm. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's of pointed oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask flanked by dragons, the creatures' bodies richly patterned in leiwen spirals, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 187. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 180,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's cast with a tall spreading foot supporting a globular body surmounted by a trumpet neck, the sides of the belly cast with three dissolved taotie masks, their horns, jaws, and other features abstractly rendered in low-relief hooked curls and the hemispherical eyes emerging in high... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual vessel (ding), Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 188. An archaic bronze ritual vessel (ding), Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate: 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's the deep U-shaped body supported on three columnar legs, the flattened everted rim set with two small upright loop handles, a band of kuilong encircling the vessel beneath the rim, their bodies comprised of hooked lines and leiwen and shown in 'split representation' centered by the face in profile with a... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 183. An archaic bronze ritual vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE); 13 5/8 in. high, 34.6 cm. Estimate: 650,000-850,000 USD. Lot sold 1,455,000 USD. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, superbly cast with a subtly rounded midsection set above a spreading foot and surmounted by a trumpet neck, recessed horizontal bands separating each section and four vertical notched flanges dividing the foot and midsection into quadrants, the foot and midsection each cast in high relief with two pairs of... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Very Rare Archaic Bronzes Lead Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

© Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON - Bonhams is delighted to offer an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art, for sale on 17 May 2018 at New Bond St, London. The highlights include rare works of art ranging from archaic bronzes, early ceramics and later porcelain, Buddhist stone sculptures, Buddhist and Daoist bronze figures to jade, Imperial silk textiles, Imperial lacquer wares and coromandel screens. Many of the objects boast important collection provenance, including from a Royal Collection, Lord Cunliffe,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art led by Shang Dynasty Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and cover

  Lot 583. An Extremely Rare and Important Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (You) Shang Dynasty, Yinxu Period. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.7 cm Estimate $1.5/2.5 million. Sold for $1,935,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week New York sale series continued today with the auction of Important Chinese Art. In front of a full crowd of collectors and admirers, 170 lots spanning millennia achieved $15.8 million in total – well in excess of its high estimate of $14.2 million, and with... [Lire la suite]