24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover (he), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 96. A rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover (he), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of compressed globular form, supported by three sturdy conical legs, the body cast with a frieze of an undulating wave pattern surmounting rows of softly rounded ribs, a small loop handle emerging from a bovine mask at the side coaxial with a cylindrical spout, the... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (yu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 95. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (yu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 410,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep U-shaped body with rounded sides rising to an everted rim, cast with a wide band of evenly spaced projecting bosses enclosed within a diamond trellis ground composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of confronting dragons on a leiwen ground alternately... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC

Lot 94. A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC. Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the body a deep U-shape rising to a slightly inverted neck, decorated with a single flat cast band of angular S-scrolls of dragon head profiles with a large pair of loop handles of rectangular section set to each side, the cover sharply angled between the top and... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 1217. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall slender vessel is divided into three sections. The trumpet-shaped upper body is crisply cast with four upright cicada blades, and the central section and spreading foot are decorated with a dense leiwen and taotie-pattern band divided by four vertical ribbed flanges, and... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 123. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high. Estimate: £18,000 - £20,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams. The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, the exterior boldly cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes separated by flanges, one side set with a loop handle issuing from... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 206. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC). Width across handles 27.5 cm, 10¾ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep U-shaped sides flaring slightly at the mouth, flanked by a pair of loop handles issuing from bovine masks and terminating in a pendent tab, cast around the body with a large band featuring a pair of prominent confronted kui dragons and centered on a raised mask forming a... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 204. An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Width 30.4 cm, 12 in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from three cabriole legs issuing from animal-masks to a tapering rim, set with upright loop handles, the body decorated with two registers of interlocking zoomorphic geometric scrolls, the domed cover cast with three recumbent buffaloes and centered on a loose ring handle. ... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

An Archaic Bronze Tripod Steamer, Yan, Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-1046 BC

Lot 3142. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Steamer, Yan, Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-1046 BC. H 42.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 3,000,000 (USD 191,180 - 382,359). Sold price: HKD 3,127,000 (USD 398,546). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: A Private Japanese Collection, with original woodbox and inscription. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019
20 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 801. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep bowl is raised on three legs issuing from taotie masks and is cast in relief with a band of taotie masks below with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles that rise from the rim. The interior is cast with a two-character inscription, Zu... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 504. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on three tapering columnar supports, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine animals to the sides, all... [Lire la suite]