07 juin 2020

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

Lot 3180. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised $20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The trumpet-shaped neck is undecorated while the middle section, which is set between double bow-string borders, is flat-cast with taotie masks formed by pairs of downward-facing birds with prominent pupils and quills stacked below the coiled tail. Four birds of similar type,... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2020

Two bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC from Anna Charlotte Rice Cooke Collection

'Portrait of Anna Rice Cooke (1853-1934)', oil on canvas painting by Frederic Yates (1854-1919), 1910, Honolulu Academy of Arts. Mrs. Cooke was born into a prominent missionary family in Hawaii, where she spent the majority of her life. She and her husband, Charles Montague Cooke, were well known amongst the societal elite in Hawaii, and were eventually responsible for the establishment of the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, now called the Honolulu Museum of Art. In the early 1880s, the Cookes built their family home on... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century

Lot 90. A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century; 153⁄8 in. (39.1 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (EUR 3,069 - EUR 5,115). © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: A European noble and private collectionSold at Christie's London, 1 October 2014, lot 361 (one of two). Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April 2020
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08 avril 2020

A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century

  Lot 89. A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century; 141⁄2 in. (37.3 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (EUR 3,069 - EUR 5,115). Price Realised: HKD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: A European noble and private collectionSold at Christie's London, 1 October 2014, lot 361 (one of two). Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April 2020
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06 avril 2020

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

Lot 2037. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 185,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in relief with blades filled with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow band of serpents, and the center section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges, which are repeated on the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 2011. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price Realized USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in crisp relief with four upright blades filled with the detached elements of inverted taotie masks rising from a narrow band of serpents. Both the center section and the tall, spreading foot are cast with two taotie masks,... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

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

Lot 3641. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 9½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel has a plain, trumpet-shaped neck above a center section bordered by double bow-string lines and cast with two taotie masks composed of fine tight scrolls and centered on narrow flanges above a scroll border and two further large, similarly cast taotie masks on the spreading... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 60. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the body of slender form with trumpet neck, the central bulb cast with taotie divided by vertical flanges and on a dense leiwen ground, all between raised filets encircling the body and a similarly cast taotie band at the spreading foot, covered overall with a mottled... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 153. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the tall slender form crisply cast, the trumpet neck with four narrow triangular blades enclosing two rows of angular scrolls within a band of small, fine leiwen with symmetrical taotie masks centered on notched flanges, the splayed foot with similar conforming decorations... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 145. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/8 in., 28.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and splayed foot cast with taotie masks on a leiwen ground divided by four raised flanges, the waisted section at the top of the foot encircled by a pair of bow-string bands interrupted by a T-shaped opening, the... [Lire la suite]