19 mars 2021

A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

 Lot 501. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's 2021  The trumpet neck of the slender vessel is decorated with four elongated blades crisply cast in relief with a dissolved taotie mask on a leiwen ground that rise from a narrow band of four kui dragons with hooked beaks and upturned tails. The... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 503. A bronze ritual wine vessel, pou, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's 2021  The bulbous body is flat cast around the sides with a wide frieze of three large taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons with large eyes, scroll-filled bodies and raised tails confronted on a narrow flange, each mask bordered by slender descending dragons, below a band of nine dragons... [Lire la suite]