17 octobre 2020

A finely cast bronze bell, bo, Late Spring and Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC

Lot 1513. A finely cast bronze bell, bo, Late Spring and  Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bo is cast on each side with alternating bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents and bands of dense scrolls on either side of a field of smilar scrolls, all above a section of stylized dragon scroll. The top is surmounted by an inverted U-shaped handle supported on a pair of... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

Three bronze bells, zhong, Late Spring and  Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

Lot 1511. Three bronze bells, zhong, Late Spring and  Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.), 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.), 7 1/8 (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each is finely cast with bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents above a broad taotie band and surmounted by an inverted U-shaped handle cast with cowrie shells emerging from the mouths of recumbent mythical beasts, stand. Provenance: Acquired in Hong... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

An archaic bronze cross-shaped fitting, Zhou dynasty

Lot 10. An archaic bronze cross-shaped fitting, Zhou dynasty. 3.5cm, 1 3/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP (2,091 — 2,788 EUR). Lot sold 2,000 GBP (2,788 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. decorated to the centre with an animal mask, Japanese wood box; together with an archaic bronze bell, Japan, Kofun period, Japanese wood box. Quantity: 4.  Provenance: Cross-form fitting: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. The Soul of Japanese... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2010. A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, each side is cast in high relief with a taotie mask with buffalo horns below a square panel (striking area). The hollow, tapering shank opens into the base of the bell, and the interior wall is cast with a two-character inscription, wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

A very rare blue and white bell, Incised daming Xuande zhongxia yue nian zao, Tianqi (1621-1627)

Lot 13. A very rare blue and white bell, Incised daming Xuande zhongxia yue nian zao, Tianqi (1621-1627); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 16,730. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Applied above with a double dragon hanging loop and finely painted with double-phoenix roundels and clouds in spandrels, the rim with scrolling chrysanthemums, all under a fine glaze with a surface reminiscent of the texture of fine orange skin, glaze hairline. ... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2020

An unusual large bronze bell, nao, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC)

Lot 1262. An unusual large bronze bell, nao, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); 17 in. (43.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of lenticular section, each side cast in high relief with rows of pointed bosses alternating with rows of scrolls cast in thread relief set within a panel divided in the center by a bifurcated band, above a small thread-relief scroll panel flanked by two unusual 'dragons', the tubular... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2020

A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

Lot 172. A rare bronze bell (bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Height 16 1/2 in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 40,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's of pointed oval section, each side decorated with six horizontal panels enclosing three bosses cast in the form of coiled snakes, separated by narrow bands of interlaced dragon pattern and raised lines, with a central plain vertical panel, incorporating narrow vertical openings for tuning, the lower part of the bell with an... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2020

A rare large bronze bell, bo zhong, late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

Lot 1244. A rare large bronze bell, bo zhong, late Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC; 24¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high. Estimate 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of lenticular section, the bell is unusually cast in thread relief with with rows of interlaced, angular serpent scroll alternating with rows of raised bosses cast with whorl motifs flanking a plain panel on both sides. The dragon scroll is repeated in the gu panel below, on the flat top,... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A rare blue and white bell, Qianlong underglaze blue four-character seal mark beneath the handle and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 389. A rare blue and white bell, Qianlong underglaze blue four-character seal mark beneath the handle and of the period (1736-1795); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 481,250. © Christies Image Ltd 2012 The bell is decorated with delicately painted bands of leafy lotus scrolls, which are interspersed with bands of lanca characters and a band of emblems. It is further decorated with a narrow band of cranes in flight... [Lire la suite]