12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.

Lot 1114. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.; 7 ¼ in. (18 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 492,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The well-cast tripod vessel of compressed form is decorated in high relief on each lobe with a large taotie mask with buffalo horns below the everted rim set with a pair of bail handles. A four-character inscription is cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2018

A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.

Lot 1111. A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.; 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The body is crisply cast in high relief on each side with a pair of coiled dragons with protruding fangs confronted on a notched flange, and reserved on a leiwen ground. The vessel is flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by animal masks and with a tab cast... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fanding, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.

Lot 1109. A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fanding, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.; 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Unsold.© Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The deep body of rectangular form is raised on four columnar legs cast in intaglio with triangles pendent from a scroll band. The body is cast in relief on each side with a taotiemask below a band of kui dragons, all reserved on leiwen grounds and centered by notched... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

Christie's announces highlights from its Asian Art Week series of auctions

Qianlong's precious vessel: The Zuo Bao Yo Gui. A highly important and ectremely rare bronze ritual four legged food vessel. Eearly Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Estimate: $4,000,000-6,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 7-14. This season presents eight distinct auctions featuring over 900 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from Chinese archaic bronzes through contemporary... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 102. The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 581,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body rising to an everted rim, finely cast on each side with a taotie motif with prominent eyes, C-shaped horns and detached body, flanked by descending kui dragons beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC

Lot 8. The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 437,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded body resting on a high splayed foot terminating with a straight foot ring, cast below the gently everted rim with a border of four pairs of confronted kui dragons with raised eyes, hooked jaws and flag-like tops, bisected by an animal-mask in high relief on two sides and interrupted by... [Lire la suite]