21 septembre 2021

An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE

Lot 154. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE; 7 1/4in (18.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,462 (€ 3,810). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Casted with a pair of upright loop handles, supported on three waisted legs, the body and cover decorated with scrolls of stylistic mythical beasts, the shallow domed cover cast with three loops. Provenance: Joseph Rodin, NY, by repute. Note: For another example from the Musee Cernuschi, Paris, see Christian... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 150. A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 10,837 (€ 9,254). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a high foot cast with a band of diagonal lozenges enclosing t-shaped whorls and raised 'eyes' under a plain tapered body bisected at the waist with a horizontal band of simple taotie masks, the interior foot cast with a two-character pictogram; the vessel covered with a brown patina with some malachite... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period

Lot 149. An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period; 5in (12.7cm) high. Sold for US$ 12,112 (€ 10,342). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a narrow band of taotie masks composed from kui dragons separated by vertical flanges and 'eyes', the band repeated on the waist separating the ribbed body and flared, ribbed neck, the silvery body of the vessel with extensive malachite encrustation. Property from the Estate of Robert... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

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

  Lot 39. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 100,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of tapered oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask formed of interlinked dragons, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large hemispherical bosses cast in... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 37. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty. Diameter 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 supported on a tall splayed foot, the wide U-shaped body rising to an everted rim, the central body boldly cast with a wide band of studded bosses arranged in lozenge panels composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of kuilong with bulging eyes against... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

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

Lot 37. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body encircled below the waisted neck and flared rim with a register of two simplified taotie masks, cast in low relief with bulging eyes and a central flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the tall splayed foot with a narrow band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

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

Lot 36. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Late Shang dynasty. Height 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 201,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 robustly cast of cylindrical form, the waisted vessel with flared pedestal foot and wide trumpet mouth, punctuated by four evenly spaced prominent vertical flanges that extend past the rim, crisply cast in relief with a pair of large taotie masks and confronting... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Liding), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 35. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Liding), Late Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8½ in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. Lot sold: 252,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep bowl divided into three lobes each resting on a columnar leg tapering slightly toward the foot, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe of the body finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked... [Lire la suite]