17 avril 2019

A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 3413. A Russet Jade 'Dragon' Pendant, Late Shang – early Western Zhou dynasty; 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (48,304 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's  the flat stone cut and worked in the form of a stylised dragon in profile, its body incised with square scrolls terminating in a curled tail, the head turned to one side and detailed with almond-shaped eyes, scrolled horns and an upturned snout, perforated with a small aperture, the stone of... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2016

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 12. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 310,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of cylindrical form, boldly cast around the slightly bulging waist with two taotie masks with rounded eyes and ‘C’-shaped horns, the splayed foot decorated with further taotie masks with rectangular slit pupils, upright horns and hooked jaws, below two bow-string bands interrupted by two... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 2908, An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang – Early Western Zhou dynasty. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD (254,749 - 324,226 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on straight legs, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine animals to the sides, all against a dense leiwen ground, the... [Lire la suite]