22 août 2022

Summer Sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection at Bonhams

© Bonhams 2001-2022 From 22 to 30 August, Bonhams presents "Summer sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection", an online sale featuring a wide array of Chinese works of art spanning more than 2000 years of Chinese history. Among the 69 lots are archaic ritual bronzes, pottery and porcelain, jades and other works of art, dating from the Shang dynasty to the Republic period. This collection was assembled by an Asian collector over the past three decades via international auction houses and renowned art dealers in New York,... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28 July 2022

  Lot 3003. A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessels, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); h. 20 cm, w. 17 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 inscribed with a six-character inscription; with 6 X-rays Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Note: Notable for its bowl-like body and three blade-like zoomorphic legs, the present lot represents an unusual group of ding. Inspired by pottery... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2022

An archaic bronze 'beast' ornament, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3134. An archaic bronze 'beast' ornament, Tang dynasty (618-907). L 15.2cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 180,000. Sold 180,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Mason Wong 2. Asian Art Gallery, New York, purchased from Mason Wong on 10-11 January 1991 3. Purchased from Asian Art Gallery, New York, on 15 March 1991 4. Doyle New York, 17 March 2009, lot 76 5. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2022

A small archaic bronze vase, Sui dynasty (581-618)

 Lot 3127. A small archaic bronze vase, Sui dynasty (581-618). H 14.3cm. Estimate HKD 120,000 - 180,000. Sold for 144,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Purchased from Ben Janssens Oriental Art.2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Exhibited: Ben Janssens Oriental Art at The European Fine Art Fair: Masstricht, Netherlands, March 13 - March 22, 2009, p. 61. Literature: Ben Janssens Oriental Art at The European Fine Art... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2022

A set of two archaic bronze stem cups, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3126. A set of two archaic bronze stem cups, Tang dynasty (618-907). H 6cm H 4cm. Estimate HKD 60,000 - 80,000. Sold for 72,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Purchased from Ben Janssens Oriental Art.2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection. Exhibited: Ben Janssens Oriental Art at The European Fine Art Fair: Masstricht, Netherlands, March 13 - March 22, 2009, p. 61. Literature: Ben Janssens Oriental Art at The European Fine Art Fair:... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2022

Zhou dynasty Bronzes sold at Sotheby's Paris, 16 June 2022

Lot 80. An archaic bronze wine vessel, lei, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC). H. 25 cm, 9 7/8 in. ; L. 29 cm, 11 3/8 in. Lot sold: 40,320 EUR (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a European private collection. Provenance: Galerie 41, Monaco, 2nd May 2006.  Note: The intricate pattern sensitively cast on this piece is extraordinary, showcasing the virtuosity of the casters from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2022

Shang dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's Paris, 16 June 2022

  Lot 82. An archaic bronze beaker, gu, Early Shang dynasty; H. 32 cm, 12 5/8 in. Lot sold: 10,080 EUR (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR). © Sotheby's the tripod goblet with a characteristic trumpet-shaped upper and rounded lower section with a flat base, decorated with taotie borders and broad scrolling ribbons standing out against plain recessed areas, organized as elongated scroll bands centred on a single eye, confronting each other to form a double-eyed mask... [Lire la suite]
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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]