13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1317. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic tripod vessel, ding, 18th century or earlier; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The rounded body inlaid with a band of archaistic bird scroll, with dragon scroll on the bail handles and a mask at the top of each leg, the base of the interior cast with a sixteen-character pseudo inscription, with areas of malachite 'encrustation'. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 3127. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. Raised on three tapering columnar legs, the swelling body finely cast near the top with a narrow band of six low-relief stylised kui dragons, below a pair of upright loop handles rising from the everted rim, with a twelve-character pictogram cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC

Lot 998. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 9½ in. (24 cm.) across handles. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall cabriole legs and has a pair of angular square-shaped, upright handles flat-cast with an S-shaped scroll pattern. The sides are cast with two wide bands of tight interlaced dragon-scroll pattern separated by a rope-twist border. The pattern is... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th century BC

Lot 1006. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th century BC; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide. Estimate $25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on three tall supports and is flat-cast around the sides with two rows of overlapping 'feathers' below a bow-string border and a band of horizontal scales. A pair of bail handles rises from the flat, everted rim. An inscription is cast below the rim on the interior, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 986. A large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep, rounded body is raised on three columnar supports and is flat-cast on the exterior with a band of three taotie masks below the inward-canted rim from which rise two bail handles. The interior is cast with an inscription consisting of an animal oriented above a... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A fine rare Ding turtle-form tea grinder, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century 

Lot 2902. A fine rare Ding turtle-form tea grinder, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 3 in. (9.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,221 - USD 76,831). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vessel is naturalistically modelled as a turtle with a small curled tail and a short protruding head, the back incised with a honeycomb pattern, glazed in a semi-translucent greenish-white glaze stopping neatly in a circle above the base, revealing the fine, beige biscuit body, box. ... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2019

An inscribed Ding bowl, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 2901. An inscribed Ding bowl, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,416 - USD 64,026). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The bowl with curved sides is supported on a thick foot ring, applied inside and out with a lustrous, milky-white glaze. The base is incised through the glaze with the character guan, ‘official’. The foot is unglazed, revealing the fine white body, box. The result of C-Link Research & Development Limited... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 69. A large cloisonné enamel archaistic tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming Dynasty; 37.5cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The globular body supported on three cylindrical legs, the flanged rim chased with a key-fret band and flanked at the sides by a pair of upright bracket handles, decorated in red, blue, yellow and white enamels with stylised archaistic taotie masks on the body and lotus scrolls on the legs against a... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2019

A rare Ding slip-decorated 'lotus' bottle vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 201. A rare Ding slip-decorated 'lotus' bottle vase, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,560 - USD 26,080). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The pear-shaped body is decorated with large dark brown lotus blossoms amongst leafy tendrils, all below stylized petals to the trumpet-shaped neck with white combed decoration. Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding 'fish' basin, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 206. A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding 'fish' basin, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 800,000 - GBP 1,200,000 (USD 1,044,000 - USD 1,566,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The large basin is sturdily potted with rounded sides and supported on a low foot ring. The exterior has horizontal flutes radiating around the bowl, moulded to imitate lotus petals that are arranged into three registers. The upper register has overlapping petals directly... [Lire la suite]