21 juin 2022

Zhou dynasty Bronzes sold at Sotheby's Paris, 16 June 2022

Lot 80. An archaic bronze wine vessel, lei, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC). H. 25 cm, 9 7/8 in. ; L. 29 cm, 11 3/8 in. Lot sold: 40,320 EUR (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 EUR). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a European private collection. Provenance: Galerie 41, Monaco, 2nd May 2006.  Note: The intricate pattern sensitively cast on this piece is extraordinary, showcasing the virtuosity of the casters from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-256... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 144. A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Diameter 2½ in., 6.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Property of a Lady. Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 46. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.17.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 40. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 32,760 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Christie's London, 24th June 1968, lot 168. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.38.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 27. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 34. A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Length 1⅝ in., 4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. © Sothebys. wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.16.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
14 novembre 2021

A yellow and russet jade tubular bead, Eastern Zhou Dynasty

Lot 204. A yellow and russet jade tubular bead, Eastern Zhou Dynasty; 5.5cm (2 1/4in) long. Sold for £ 85,250 (€ 99,701). (Estimate £ 2,000 - £3,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The expertly-hollowed cylinder carved around the exterior with five bands of raised concave ribs, the stone of pale yellow-white tone with dark-brown-russet patches. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (Frank Caro), New YorkMrs Gret Hasler (1895-1971), Winterthur, Switzerland, acquired from the above on 12 April 1954, and thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]
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07 octobre 2021

A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period

  Lot 102. A bronze vessel and cover (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period; Diameter 9¾ in., 24.7 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 17,640 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides resting on a short straight foot and set with a pair of beast-mask handles each suspending a loose ring, surmounted by a domed cover with four dragon-form finials that serve as legs when the lid is turned over, decorated overall with bands of stylized interlocking dragon heads and hooked scrolls... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

  Lot 39. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 100,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of tapered oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask formed of interlinked dragons, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large hemispherical bosses cast in... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2021

A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 2100. A celadon and russet jade disc, bi, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC); d. 21 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Eclectic. Hong Kong, 14 July 2021
06 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, pan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period (771–476 BC)

  Lot 5012. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, pan, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period (771–476 BC); 45.5 cm, with Japanese wood box and four X-rays. Estimate: 160,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2010. Note: The interior is later inscribed in the Eastern Han dynasty with the characters zhongping sannian, the third year of Zhongping, corresponding to A.D. 186. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2020

Bronze from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

  Lot 10. A rare bronze tripod pouring vessel and a cover, Xiaoliuding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th - 7th century B.C.; 4 7/8 in. (12.4cm.) wide across handles. Estimate GBP 250,000 - GBP 350,000. Price realised GBP 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The pouring vessel is cast with rounded sides supported by three cabriole legs. The body is decorated in flat relief with frieze scales in two horizontal bands, all below a border of... [Lire la suite]