21 septembre 2021

A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 150. A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 10,837 (€ 9,254). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a high foot cast with a band of diagonal lozenges enclosing t-shaped whorls and raised 'eyes' under a plain tapered body bisected at the waist with a horizontal band of simple taotie masks, the interior foot cast with a two-character pictogram; the vessel covered with a brown patina with some malachite... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty

  Lot 5033. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty; across handles 28 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2012. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
01 mai 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th century BC

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th century BC; h. 14 cm. Estimate: 1,200,000- 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,394,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast with a deep 'U'-shaped body, the sides decorated with large taotie masks bisected by a vertical flange and flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by bovine heads and ending in hooked tabs, all supported on a tall pedestal foot decorated with a band of confronting sinewy dragons, the... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2021

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 15. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC. Est. £120,000-150,000. Courtesy Bonhams. Provenance: Major-General Sir Neill Malcolm (1869-1953), KCB, DSOCaptain Dugald Malcolm (1917-2000), CMG, CVO, TDSotheby's London, The Malcolm Collection: Ancient Bronzes, 29 March 1977, lot 17Hartman Rare Art, New YorkChristie's London, 10 December 1990, lot 2Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 324An important European private collection.  Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2020

Under the Hammer Highlights From Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art

Photo Bonhams. HONG KONG - Music has played many vital roles throughout Chinese history, be it ritual, spiritual, social of for leisure. Bonhams is delighted to present Hong Kong’s first-ever fine Chinese works of art thematic auction dedicated to music. The sale of Eternal Resonance: Music in Chinese Art, to be held on 1 December 2020, surveys a vast range of music-themed works spanning from the Bronze age to the present time. Discover our highlights from the auction, from an archaic bronze drum and ritual bells to bamboo... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 1508. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, ding, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is raised on three slender legs and tapers towards the everted rim and is cast with a band of plain, vertically arranged "quills" reserved on a leiwen ground filled with black matrix. One side of the interior is cast with a five-character inscription reading Bo X zuo bao yi, that... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

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

Lot 1505. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is cast below the rim with a narrow band of dragons centered on either side by an animal mask in relief and interrupted by handles that issue from animal heads and are cast on the sides with intaglio scrolls above the pendent, hooked tabs. The foot is encircled by a similar dragon band... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 113. A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; h. with handle upright 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in., h. 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elliptical form, well cast with a compressed pear-shaped body resting on a splayed foot, the neck bordered with a band enclosing scrollwork and a small animal head mask on each side of the body, interrupted by two... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later

Lot 3180. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised $149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The S-curved body is raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a band of four taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons confronted on narrow flanges, and is encircled below the everted rim with a band of four similar taotie masks, the... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5003. A rare bronze dagger, Ge, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 60,000 HKD (7,099 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. crisply cast in the form of an L-shaped double blade, each with a raised median ridge, the horizontal blade pierced with a circular aperture terminating in a drilled disc-shaped hilt, the vertical longer blade cast with a series of four rectangular slits along the hilt, the surface... [Lire la suite]