20 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 801. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Ding, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The deep bowl is raised on three legs issuing from taotie masks and is cast in relief with a band of taotie masks below with a pair of inverted U-shaped handles that rise from the rim. The interior is cast with a two-character inscription, Zu... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2019

A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC

Lot 1259. A large partially altered pale greyish-white jade ge-halberd blade, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 1200-1100 BC, together with an altered grey-green jade cong, Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, 3rd millenium BC. Blade 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long, cong 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) square. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With median ridge and softly beveled edges extending to the asymmetrical point, the edges of the blade sharply... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

Archaic Bronze sold at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1270. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BC; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides well cast in relief on each side with two dragons confronted on a notched flange set atop a shield shape beneath an animal mask, each with coiled body, clawed foot and open jaws exposing protruding fangs below the backward-curved snout, reserved on a leiwen ground and... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 993. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 317,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The body is cast with a band of narrow vertical ribs below a band of long-tailed birds confronted on a simplified mask and reserved on a leiwen ground, interrupted by two animal masks which surmount the handles cast in intaglio on the sides with scrolls and terminating below in... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel and a cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 992. A bronze ritual wine vessel and a cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The pear-shaped body, of oval section, is raised on a spreading pedestal foot. The arched handle terminates at either end with tapir heads attached by loops to lugs projecting from the body. The interior is cast with the inscription, You zuo lü ('You made [this you] for expedition... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

An unusual pair of large bronze mask-form horse fittings, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 11th century BC

Lot 228. An unusual pair of large bronze mask-form horse fittings, Early Western Zhou dynasty, circa 11th century BC; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high, 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) across. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Each cast in the form of a dragon head in profile with open jaws and projecting fangs, below a coiled snout, with pierced bulbous eye and large C-scroll ear, pierced with five sets of small pairs of attachment holes, with overall green... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

An unusual bronze cylindrical axle cap or fitting, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC 

Lot 1202. An unusual bronze cylindrical axle cap or fitting, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The top cast in high relief with a coiled bottle-horn dragon encircled by the raised outer rim, the sides cast in intaglio as if a continuation of the dragon's long body coiled around the sides and detailed with scales, with malachite and ferrous... [Lire la suite]
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]