08 avril 2022

Archaic bronze food vessel shatters estimate in $2.2 million Chinese & Himalayan Works of Art Auction

Lot 1216. An Archaic Bronze Rectangular Food Vessel, Fangding, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 7/8 x width 6 3/8 x depth 5 1/8 in, 22.5 x 16.2 x 13 cm. Price Realized: $487,500 (Estimate $150,000 - $200,000).  CHICAGO, IL.- The sale of an extremely rare archaic bronze food vessel in Hindman Auctions’ March 29th Chinese and Himalayan Works of Art auction capped off a successful three days of Asian Art sales. The auction achieved over $2.24 million, doubling its presale estimate. Also headlining the... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2022

An archaic bronze sword, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 137. An archaic bronze sword, Warring States period  (475-221 BC). Length 15⅞ in., 40.4 cm. Lot sold: 5,670 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Harry Geoffrey Beasley (1881-1939), probably acquired 1st October 1929 (according to label). Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. H.2.24. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2022

A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period

Lot 105. A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period. Width 22⅞ in., 58 cm. Lot sold: 69,300 USD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: A.G. Langlois, Jersey, 8th November 1965, lot 291.Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.7.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 20. ... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 3. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty. Height 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a two-character inscription beneath the handle reading Fu Wu. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Toeg. Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1963, lot 180. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.2.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 104. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Width across handles 9¼ in., 23.8 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.5.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 8. Note: The cast vertical bands of decoration seen on... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 103. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975), (by repute). Maître Maurice Rheims, Commissaire-Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th June 1956, lot 103. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.5.12.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 40. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 32,760 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Christie's London, 24th June 1968, lot 168. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.38.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 27. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze pouring vessel (Yi), Late Western Zhou dynasty

 Lot 39. An inscribed archaic bronze pouring vessel (Yi), Late Western Zhou dynasty. Length 13⅞ in., 35.1 cm. Lot sold: 100,800 USD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD). © Sothebys. the interior cast with a sixteen-character inscription reading bo X X zuo X qi wannian zizi sunsun yongbaoyongxiang. Provenance: Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 15th June 1964, lot 52 (part lot). Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no.... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A rare inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn period

Lot 6. A rare inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn. Width 14⅛ in., 36 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD. Lot sold: 567,000 USD. © Sothebys. the interior cast with a twenty-seven-character inscription reading wei bayue chuji gengshen Dai Shu Zhen zizuo fending qi wannian wujiang zizi sunsun yongbaoyongzhi. Provenance: Collection of Fang Huanjing. Collection of Fei Nianci (1855-1905). Collection of Liu... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 2. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 6¾ in., 17 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD © Sothebys. the interior cast with a three-character inscription reading XFu Yi. Provenance: Collection of Alfred Schoenlicht (d. 1955). Sotheby's London, 13th December 1955, lot 95. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.3.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]