22 août 2021

Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC)

Lot 1038. Three ritual bone fragments, Late Shang dynasty, Anyang phase (c. 1250-1050 BC); the largest 6.6 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 27,720 HKD. C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co, New York, September 1967.Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987).Christie's New York, 6th April 2010, lot 255 (part lot). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

05 mai 2021

Two jade ornaments, Eastern Zhou–Western Han dynasty

Lot 34. Two jade ornaments, Eastern Zhou–Western Han dynasty; 5.1 and 4.9 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 1,008,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the first of a hollow tapering form and incised on each side with double-line interlocking scrollwork, the other with a shaped tapering form and worked on two sides with taotie masks and scrollwork, the flat top surmounted by a rounded finial. Property from the Kuan Yi Ju Collection. Provenance: C.T. Loo & Co., New York... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2020

An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5047. An archaic bronze dagger-axe, Ge, Late Shang dynasty; 27.2 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Sold for 162,500 HKD (19,227 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the blade cast with a subtle median ridge with hafting holes on the hilt and blade, the hilt in the form of a bird's head with the beak forming the curved edge, cast with channels intended for inlay, encrusted with a green patina with some speckles of brown cuprite. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 187. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 180,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's cast with a tall spreading foot supporting a globular body surmounted by a trumpet neck, the sides of the belly cast with three dissolved taotie masks, their horns, jaws, and other features abstractly rendered in low-relief hooked curls and the hemispherical eyes emerging in high... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]