03 décembre 2022

Archaic Bronze sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 30 November 2022

Lot 13. A bronze food vessel, gui, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC); 14.3cm (5 3/4in) high; 24.5cm (9 1/2in) wide. (2). Sold for HKD 255,000 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The rounded body raised on a hollow pedestal foot terminating in a straight footrim, cast below the gently everted rim with a border filled with fire and four-petal leaves patterns bisected by animal-masks in high relief on two sides, interrupted on the other sides by two loop... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2022

Bronze square tripod, Early Shang Dynasty (about 1600 BC - 1400 BC)

Bronze square tripod, Early Shang Dynasty (about 1600 BC - 1400 BC)0 The overall height is 86.5 cm, and the mouth length is 61 cm. Unearthed in Zhangzhai South Street, Zhengzhou, Henan in 1974. Henan Museum Collection. The mouth of the tripod is rectangular, with a pair of arched ears on the top, a deep abdomen, a slightly introverted abdominal wall, a flat bottom, and four hollow cylindrical feet with upper thickness and lower thickness. A set of single-line animal face patterns is cast on each of the four sides and four... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate £60,000-£80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles with similar design, all... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 257. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty. Height 9⅞ in., 25 cm. Lot sold: 37,800 USD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast to the interior with a three-character inscription reading Ran fu ding. Property from the Estate of Richard Rubin. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, Inc., New York, 5th June 1984. Note: The clan sign on the present ding is extremely rare. Only one other example bearing the same... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2022

A small carved Ding 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 708. A small carved Ding 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); Diamètre : 15,3 cm. (6 in.). Price Realised EUR 4,410 (Estimate EUR 800 - EUR 1,200). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: Previously from a European private collection. Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
22 août 2022

Summer Sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection at Bonhams

© Bonhams 2001-2022 From 22 to 30 August, Bonhams presents "Summer sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection", an online sale featuring a wide array of Chinese works of art spanning more than 2000 years of Chinese history. Among the 69 lots are archaic ritual bronzes, pottery and porcelain, jades and other works of art, dating from the Shang dynasty to the Republic period. This collection was assembled by an Asian collector over the past three decades via international auction houses and renowned art dealers in New York,... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28 July 2022

  Lot 3003. A pair of inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessels, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); h. 20 cm, w. 17 cm. Lot sold: 1,512,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 inscribed with a six-character inscription; with 6 X-rays Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Note: Notable for its bowl-like body and three blade-like zoomorphic legs, the present lot represents an unusual group of ding. Inspired by pottery... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2022

Shang dynasty archaic bronzes sold at Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022

Lot 3001. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 20.8 cm, w. 17 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast beneath the handle with a two-character inscription reading Fu Yi ('Father Yi'). Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong. Note: Father Yi (Fu Yi) should be the father of the patron, for whom the vessel was dedicated. Compare a similar example without... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2022

A finely carved and incised Ding 'fish' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 16. A finely carved and incised Ding 'fish' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diamètre : 19,3 cm. (7 5⁄8 in.). Price realised: EUR 17,640 (Estimate EUR 8,000 – EUR 12,000). © Christie's 2022 De forme circulaire à l'aile polylobée et reposant sur un petit pied droit, elle est ornée au centre d'un décor incisé représentant un poisson nageant parmi des plantes aquatiques. Provenance: Previously from a European private collection.Christie's London, 5 November 2019,... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2022

A small parcel-gilt bronze tripod ritual vessel and cover, ding, Han Dynasty (246 B.C.-220)

Lot 3166. A small parcel-gilt bronze tripod ritual vessel and cover, ding, Han Dynasty (246 B.C.-220). H 5.5cm 180g. Estimate HKD 50,000 - 80,000. Sold for 180,000 HKD. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: An American private collection. Literature: Michael C. Teller IV, Chinese Antiques: Bronze Gold Silver Earthenware Ceramic, New York, 1980, p.48. Poly Auction. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 14 Jul 2022