07 avril 2019

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3038. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 3,200,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 407,584 - 484,006). Lot sold HKD 3,776,000 (USD 480,949). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo Jufukaku Kobijutsu, 19 March 2011. Literature: 1. Man Minghui, The Bronze Age, Wenwu, 2015, p.90-33, no.702. Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou Qingtongqi Mingwen Ji Tuxiang Jicheng Xubian, 2016, vol.1, p. 91, no. 94. Poly Auction Hong... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 663. An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Height of tallest 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each bell of pointed oval section with the two sides rising up in an arc, set on each side with rows of evenly distributed bosses, divided by two horizontal bands of stylized bird motifs and one vertical band enclosing a nine-character inscription... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2019

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC

Lot 530. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of slender form with wide trumpet mouth, crisply cast in low relief with four upright lappet blades emerging from a band of taotie masks, the faces with raised bosses for eyes centered and divided by notched flanges and reserved on a leiwen ground, above... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC)

Lot 531. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC); 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the columnar body supported on a tall splayed foot flaring to a wide trumpet mouth, encircled around the mid-section with three raised filets above a narrow band enclosing two taotie masks, each of the faces cast in broad relief with... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC

Lot 505. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC; Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the thin walls of the four-sided vessel cast on each side in raised relief with a central panel of a taotie animal mask with protruding eyes and centered on a raised notched flange, set between a top register containing a pair of confronting long-tailed birds, and a pair... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A large archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, jia, Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 504. A large archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, jia, Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC. Overall height 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 276,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. supported on three tall blade legs, the cylindrical vessel rising to a flared mouth set with two upright posts capped with mushroom finials decorated with sun-whorls, the body crisply cast with two horizontal registers, each finely cast with pairs of low-relief taotie animal... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

An important and massive inscribed archaic bronze food vessel, li, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, late 10th or 9th century BC

Lot 511. An important and massive inscribed archaic bronze food vessel, li, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, late 10th or 9th century BC; 13 1/4 by 11 3/4 in., 35 by 29.8 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,600 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the robustly cast body supported on three hollow and stocky cabriole legs rising to three round lobes, each cast with a low-relief taotie animal mask centered on a low flange and reserved against... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

An extremely rare and important archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, (fangjia), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 507. An extremely rare and important archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, (fangjia), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC; 12 1/8 by 8 by 7 3/8 in., 30.7 by 20.4 by 18.8 cm. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Lot sold 8,104,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the robustly cast body of square section with a bombé S-profile curving up to a flared rim set with a pair of pyramidal-shaped finials, all four sides crisply cast in low-relief, one main side cast with a loop handle issuing out from the... [Lire la suite]