29 mars 2022

A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period

Lot 105. A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period. Width 22⅞ in., 58 cm. Lot sold: 69,300 USD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: A.G. Langlois, Jersey, 8th November 1965, lot 291.Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.7.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 20. ... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

A rare inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn period

Lot 6. A rare inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn. Width 14⅛ in., 36 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD. Lot sold: 567,000 USD. © Sothebys. the interior cast with a twenty-seven-character inscription reading wei bayue chuji gengshen Dai Shu Zhen zizuo fending qi wannian wujiang zizi sunsun yongbaoyongzhi. Provenance: Collection of Fang Huanjing. Collection of Fei Nianci (1855-1905). Collection of Liu... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2021

Ding ware from The Songde Tang Collection sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3 december 2021

Lot 2836. A carved Ding lotus-form bowl and cover, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 3 1⁄8 in. (8.1 cm.) diam., box. Price realised HKD 150,000 (Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. The domed cover with a broad rim is moulded as a lotus leaf surmounted by a stalk-form finial. The bowl is carved with vertical ribs simulating petals. Both the cover and bowl are applied to the exterior with a transparent glaze of ivory tone. Provenance: An old Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2021

Early Chinese Art from the Eberhardt Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 November 2021

Lot 101. A pale celadon jade cong, Neolithic period, first half of the 2nd millennium BC; h. 15.5 cm, inner d. 6.8 cm. Lot sold: 2,016,000 HKD (Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Julius Eberhardt (1936-2012), Vienna, acquired in 1994. Literature: Regina Krahl, Sammlung Julius Eberhardt/Collection Julius Eberhardt, Hong Kong, n.d. (1999), cat. no. 33. Note: Originating from the Liangzhu culture in the Yangtze River Delta, jade cong stand... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2021

A small Ding jar and a cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 828. A small Ding jar and a cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's 2021 The compressed globular body is raised from a short foot and is covered with a glaze of ivory tone. The flat cover, possibly Ding ware, is surmounted by a flat finial. Provenance: Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden.Sotheby's London, 5 November 2008, lot 512. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2021

An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE

Lot 154. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Vessel and Cover, Ding, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BCE; 7 1/4in (18.2cm) high. Sold for US$ 4,462 (€ 3,810). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Casted with a pair of upright loop handles, supported on three waisted legs, the body and cover decorated with scrolls of stylistic mythical beasts, the shallow domed cover cast with three loops. Provenance: Joseph Rodin, NY, by repute. Note: For another example from the Musee Cernuschi, Paris, see Christian... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2021

An important inscribed archaic ritual archaic food vessel (Ding), Late Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 31. An important inscribed archaic ritual bronze food vessel (Ding), Late Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,200,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,472,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded body supported on three cylindrical legs, the lipped rim with two large upright loop handles, the body cast with three large taotie masks with bulging eyes intersected by vertical flanges, all against a fine leiwen ground,... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC)

Lot 27. An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC). Diameter 12⅞ in., 32.9 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,835,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast with the deep rounded body supported on three cabriole legs, the lipped rim set with a pair of upright loop handles, the exterior decorated with a band of horizontal concentric lappets, the interior cast with a... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2021

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

Lot 5074. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 26.8 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Wong & Sons Art Gallery, New York, 3rd July 1993 (USD10,000). Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
05 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty

Lot 5005. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty; with two X-rays, h. 18.5 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Lam & Co Antiquities, Hong Kong, 2011. Bonhams. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021