13 décembre 2022

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

Lot 103. An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 45cm (17 3/4in) high. Sold for HKD 318,000 (Est: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of slender waisted form, finely cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, the taotie on the splayed foot further enhanced with an openwork design, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2022

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

Lot 152. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 29.7 cm. Lot sold: 882,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of slender waisted form supported on a tall footring, cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of zoomorphic masks centred by notched flanges against a leiwen ground, the registers divided by double bowstrings with two cruciform motifs, all below a tall trumpet neck decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2022

Three New Masterpieces Enter the Permanent Collection of Kimbell Art Museum

"Gu Wine Vessel", Possibly Henan province, China; Late Shang dynasty, c. 12th century BC. Bronze; h. 12 3/4 in. (32.7 cm). Acquired in 2022. Kimbell Art Museum. On its 50th anniversary, the Kimbell Art Museum has acquired three artworks that demonstrate the institution’s dedication to collecting and exhibiting objects that speak to the transcendent power of art: a bronze vessel from China’s Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1050 BC); a larger-than- life-sized sculpture, The Mountain (La Montagne), designed by... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 260. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu), Late Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Height 11½ in., 29.3 cm. Lot sold: 12,600 USD (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast to the interior of the foot with a clan pictogram reading Jiu guan. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Dagny Carter (d. 1970), acquired in 1931.Collection of Mrs. G.G. Scranton, acquired between 1932-1939.American Private Collection. Note: A... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2022

A blue and white 'chrysantemums' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 605. A blue and white 'chrysantemums' vase, gu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur : 45 cm. (17 3⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 9,450 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The R.J.S. Collection. Provenance: Acquired on the French art market, Paris, 25 February 1983. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 6 july 2022
28 juillet 2022

A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 602. A wucai 'figural' vase, gu, Transitional period, 17th century. Hauteur : 40,5 cm. (16 in.). Price Realised EUR 7,560 (Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The R.J.S. Collection. Provenance: Acquired on the French art market, Paris, 3 June 1981. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 6 july 2022

25 juillet 2022

A flambé-glazed vase, gu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3336. A flambé-glazed vase, gu, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). H 36.5cm. Sold for HKD 1,140,000 (Estimate HKD 800,000 - 1,200,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Marchant, London 2. Collection of M. H. Hall, no. 553 3. Collection of E. T. Hall 4. Christie's London, 7 June 2004, lot 133 5. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, no. EK388. Poly Auction. Colours Beyond Landscapes: Important Chinese Art... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2022

A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3621. A white jade barbed vase, Gu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 22 cm. Lot sold 882,000 HKD (Estimate : 1,000,000 - 1,200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the De An Tang Collection. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 29th April 1996, lot 698. Exhibited: A Romance with Jade: From the De An Tang Collection, Yongshougong, Palace Museum, Beijing, 2004, cat. no. 126. Note: Deceptively simple in its refined form and design, the present vase displays the technical... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2022

A miniature clair-de-lune-glazed vase, Gu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 6. A miniature clair-de-lune-glazed vase, Gu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). Height 11.3 cm., 4½ in. Lot sold 27,720 GBP (Estimate : 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a four-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]