14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 37. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body encircled below the waisted neck and flared rim with a register of two simplified taotie masks, cast in low relief with bulging eyes and a central flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the tall splayed foot with a narrow band of diagonal scroll... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Liding), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 35. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Liding), Late Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8½ in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep bowl divided into three lobes each resting on a columnar leg tapering slightly toward the foot, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe of the body finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine creatures,... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 32. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty. Diameter 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides cast with a band of vertical ribs below a frieze of alternating mythical beast masks and whorls further separated by two horned mythical beast masks cast in high relief, the sides framed by a pair of D-form handles issuing from bovine masks and set with pendent tabs, all supported on a tall... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

Western Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1035. A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1046 - 771 BC); h. 24.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD  (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1978.Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 212 (USD8,125).  Literature: Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, Washington D.C., 1990, p. 82, fig. 112. Lot... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2021

A bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang - early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 195. A bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang - early Western Zhou dynasty. Diameter 8 ⅞ in., 22.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded body with an everted rim all raised on a tall splayed foot, the band below the rim cast with kuilong in profile against a leiwen ground and punctuated by three taotie masks in high relief, the body with a... [Lire la suite]