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]
25 janvier 2020

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

Lot 144. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender form cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and spreading foot cast with taotie masks with protuberant eyes against a leiwen ground and divided by vertical flanges, the lower section encircled by a pair of bow string bands... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.2 cm. Estimate  60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 74,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender, waisted form, crisply cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of bowstrings interrupted by two cruciform and two vertical... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1222. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC; 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 123,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall, slender vessel is crisply cast in low relief on the trumpet-shaped neck with four blades filled with inverted masks above a narrow band of angular snakes, and on the center section and the spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges. Those on the foot are set... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1217. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall slender vessel is divided into three sections. The trumpet-shaped upper body is crisply cast with four upright cicada blades, and the central section and spreading foot are decorated with a dense leiwen and taotie-pattern band divided by four vertical ribbed flanges, and... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1214. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 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, all shown facing in... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1211. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel has a plain trumpet-shaped neck and spreading foot, and the bulbous mid-section is cast with two taotie masks with boss-like eyes divided and separated by slender notched flanges and set between raised bow-string borders. A two-character inscription is cast on the interior of the foot.... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

An unusual small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1122. An unusual small bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3/8 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 111,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is cast in relief on a plain ground with cicada blades on the trumpet-shaped upper section above a band of serpents, two taotie masks on the middle section, and two taotie masks below pairs of small dragons on the lower section.... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2019

A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu, Transitional period, circa 1620-1645

Lot 1935. A fine blue and white beaker vase, gu, Transitional period, circa 1620-1645; 16 1/4 in. (41.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christies Image Ltd 2013 Of cylindrical form, the upper register is well painted with peony, bamboo and roses growing amidst pierced rockwork and a pair of birds in flight. The middle register is decorated with pierced ornamental rockwork and the lower with alternating single and double-leaf motifs, wood... [Lire la suite]