24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC

Lot 94. A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC. Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the body a deep U-shape rising to a slightly inverted neck, decorated with a single flat cast band of angular S-scrolls of dragon head profiles with a large pair of loop handles of rectangular section set to each side, the cover sharply angled between the top and... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, late Spring and Autumn period, 5th century BC

Lot 1237. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, late Spring and Autumn period, 5th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three cabriole supports and is flat-cast on the sides with two bands of different width of a repeated interlocking scroll pattern filled with leiwen, and separated by a rope-twist band. There are three rings on the cover, which is decorated with two... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1230. A large bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall cabriole legs and has a pair of angular U-shaped, upright handles flat-cast with leiwen. The sides are flat-cast with a wide band of tight interlaced dragon- scroll pattern separated by a rope-twist border from a similar narrow band and... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A massive ritual bronze tripod food vessel, ding, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC)

Lot 1228. A massive ritual bronze tripod food vessel, ding, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) across handles. Estimate 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 291,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall feet issuing from elaborate stylized taotie masks. The vessel is cast with two continuous bands of geometric scroll separated by a bow-string band. The thick, everted bail handles are cast with a series of scroll patterns in... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1216. A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 135,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides are raised on three columnar supports, and are cast in low relief with a wide band of snakes reserved on a leiwen ground, below a pair of bail handles rising from the rim. The interior is cast with a graph. The bronze surface has a dark silvery-grey... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1130. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period, 5th century BC & A grey pottery ding and cover, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); Bronze ding 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high; pottery ding 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, globular body is raised on three cabriole legs and has two upright handles decorated with bands of angular... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2019

An exceedingly rare Ding ‘Mandarin duck and lotus’ incense burner and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3059. An exceedingly rare Ding ‘Mandarin duck and lotus’ incense burner and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 7/8 in. (32.8 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The incense burner is elaborately modelled with an inverted dome-shaped stand moulded with lotus petals enclosing leafy foliage, above a band of cartouches each containing a lion mask, supported on detached ruyi-shaped feet, rising... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2019

A very rare large Ding carved 'fish' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3058. A very rare large Ding carved 'fish' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 in. (33 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is sturdily potted with tall rounded sides rising from a short foot ring, the interior is carved with a large carp swimming in a pond and the exterior is carved with four rows of overlapping petals. The vessel is covered overall with an ivory-coloured glaze with the mouth... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 204. An archaic bronze ritual vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC). Width 30.4 cm, 12 in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from three cabriole legs issuing from animal-masks to a tapering rim, set with upright loop handles, the body decorated with two registers of interlocking zoomorphic geometric scrolls, the domed cover cast with three recumbent buffaloes and centered on a loose ring handle. ... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2019

A large carved Ding 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

  Lot 87. A large carved Ding 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,275 - USD 25,700). Price realised GBP 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The large bowl with rounded sides is carved to the interior with two large lotus blossoms amongst leafy sprays, all covered under an ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Collection of Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s thence by descent within the... [Lire la suite]