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]
23 février 2019

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

Lot 348. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The trumpet-shaped neck flat cast with a band of upright blades rising from a narrow band of spirals, above two taotie masks with small boss eyes centered on narrow flanges on the rounded center section, the spreading foot cast with a narrow band of S-shaped serpents above a wide... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1235. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply cast on the spreading foot and narrow waist with two taotie masks centered and divided by four notched flanges, the two sections separated by two bow-string bands interrupted by three reticulated cross-shaped apertures, beneath a narrow band ofleiwen and four tall upright... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2018

A blue and white beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century

Lot 411. A blue and white beaker vase, gu, Qing dynasty, 18th – 19th century; 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. of gu-form, the bulging middle section painted with stylised dragons, the neck and foot collared with pendent plantains, wood stand. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018
06 octobre 2018

An Archaic Bronze ‘Taotie’ Wine Vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3102. An Archaic Bronze ‘Taotie’ Wine Vessel, Gu, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 27.7cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,571 - 102,095). Sold price HKD 944,000 (USD 120,472). © Poly Auction. The slender middle section rising from a flaring foot to a trumpet neck, crisply cast around the central bulb with stylised taotie masks centred and divided by notched flanges, the neck with four upright triangular blades decorated with dissolved taotie masks in relief against a leiwen... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘Moon palace’ beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 14. A wucai ‘Moon palace’ beaker vase, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000(USD 7,728 - USD 10,304). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018