24 février 2020

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

Lot 65. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 20.3cm., 8in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body rising from three blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a long spout flanked by a pair of posts, cast around the body with  two raised filets and set to one side with a loop handle issuing from an animal mask, traces of a pictogram visible beneath the handle, the metal with a... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2020

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

Lot 61. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body rising from three tall blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a long channelled spout flanked by a pair of posts, the body cast with three  filets and set to one side with a simple loop handle, the metal patinated to a dark gunmetal grey with mottled malachite encrustation. ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

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

Lot 60. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the body of slender form with trumpet neck, the central bulb cast with taotie divided by vertical flanges and on a dense leiwen ground, all between raised filets encircling the body and a similarly cast taotie band at the spreading foot, covered overall with a mottled... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A spinach-green jade bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 59. A spinach-green jade bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a galleried rim, flanked by a pair of mask handles, the exterior carved in shallow relief with a band of lotus lappets, the domed cover with matching decoration, the stone of an olive-green tone with black flecks. Provenance: Sotheby’s London, 2nd December 1997,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A pale celadon-white jade carving of a ‘dragon carp', Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 58. A pale celadon-white jade carving of a ‘dragon carp', Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. carved leaping from a wave base, the large head with bulging eyes and jaw wide open to reveal its teeth, the stone of well-polished pale celadon tone, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Peter and Ann Law. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 november 2015, 11:00 AM