04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2013

A bronze tripod pouring vessel with cover (liu ding), Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC

A bronze tripod pouring vessel with cover (liu ding), Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. the flat cover well cast in relief with a pair of symmetrically entwined serpent-dragons with their heads emerging at opposite sides near the rim, encircling the centrally positioned tiger-form handle, aligned with two crouching monkeys, the underside of the cover with three small serpent-dragon masks cast in relief to serve as stops to hold the cover in place, the rounded sides supported... [Lire la suite]