14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 503. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tall slender waisted form, the trumpet neck flaring to a wide mouth, finely cast with four tapering blades extending to the rim, each containing a disjointed taotie mask above a narrow band of confronted serpent motifs, the central section cast with two... [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]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

 Lot 991. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The trumpet-shaped neck is finely cast with four scroll-filled blades, the center section with two taotie masks divided and separated by hooked flanges repeated on the spreading foot which is cast with four matching quadrants of downward-facing dragons. The interior of the foot is cast... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 989. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slender gu has a plain trumpet-shaped neck, the central and lower sections are cast with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, the masks in the center section divided by narrow flanges. The patina is of a mottled blue-green and grey color and there are... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 987. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The trumpet-shaped neck is cast with four cicada blades, the central and bottom sections with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, which are divided by four vertical ribbed flanges. There is extensive malachite encrustation, Japanese double wood box, the interior of one box... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A pair of wucai flaring vases, Gu, Shunzhi period (1664-1661)

Lot 40. A pair of wucai flaring vases, Gu, Shunzhi period (1664-1661). Each 54cm (21 1/4in) high. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 (€ 14,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each vase decorated in bright enamels and underglaze blue on the flared top section with a continuous scene of courtly ladies and scholarly gentlemen engaged in leisurely pursuits within a garden setting, a band of peonies to the mid section, and pomegranates to the lower section. Provenance: Christie's New York, 8 October 2013, lot 182. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2019

A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57.5cm (22 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 120,000 - 170,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly painted around the central globular body with alternating baskets and bowls containing flowers, the conical lower body with insects in flight amidst flowering plants above a band of prunus blossoms on a wave ground, the tall neck encircled by a wide bow-string band separating a band of composite floral... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2019

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC

Lot 530. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of slender form with wide trumpet mouth, crisply cast in low relief with four upright lappet blades emerging from a band of taotie masks, the faces with raised bosses for eyes centered and divided by notched flanges and reserved on a leiwen ground, above... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC)

Lot 531. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC); 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the columnar body supported on a tall splayed foot flaring to a wide trumpet mouth, encircled around the mid-section with three raised filets above a narrow band enclosing two taotie masks, each of the faces cast in broad relief with... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 351. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 5/8 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The flared trumpet-shaped neck with four upright blades flat cast with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow scroll band, the middle section with two taotiemasks divided and separated by notched flanges repeated on the spreading foot between four dragons with large... [Lire la suite]