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]
24 avril 2020

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 102. Property From A Japanese Private Collection. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; 17.6cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of pear shape with flaring mouth rim, cast on either side with a band of confronting birds, the pedestal foot encircled by two narrow ribs, the cover decorated with a similar band of confronting birds and a loop handle, the dark greyish-black patina with... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 56. A rare archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; 24.8cm (9 3/4in) wide. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 27,500 (€ 31,469). Courtesy Bonhams.  The compressed globular vessel with flaring rim raised on a tall stepped foot, cast with a narrow band containing four sets of intricate taotie masks formed with raised eyes and asymmetric scrolls, bisected by animal masks to each side and flanked by a pair of loop handles with pendants issuing from ox heads, the foot... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2020

A fine bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC

Lot 153. A fine bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the trilobed body supported on three columnar legs, each lobe centered with a taotie mask with protruding eyes, reserved on a dense leiwen ground, the lipped rim set with two upright loop handles, a later added two-character... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2020

A fine bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC

Lot 154. A fine bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th - 10th century BC. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped sides flaring slightly at the mouth, cast with a taotie mask with large C-shaped horns and a bovine head in high relief on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and terminating in a hooked... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

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

Lot 1247. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep body of slight S-profile raised on a slightly spreading foot encircled by a band of alternating stars and whorls reserved on a leiwen ground, a similar band repeated below the everted rim centered on two sides with a small animal mask above a bow-string border, the pair of... [Lire la suite]