04 mars 2019

A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 1604. A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection, Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.Christie's New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1126. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Bidwell on the porch of their home at 16 Ridgewood... [Lire la suite]

28 février 2019

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC

Lot 505. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC; Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the thin walls of the four-sided vessel cast on each side in raised relief with a central panel of a taotie animal mask with protruding eyes and centered on a raised notched flange, set between a top register containing a pair of confronting long-tailed birds, and a pair... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

An extremely rare and important archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, (fangjia), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 507. An extremely rare and important archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, (fangjia), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC; 12 1/8 by 8 by 7 3/8 in., 30.7 by 20.4 by 18.8 cm. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Lot sold 8,104,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the robustly cast body of square section with a bombé S-profile curving up to a flared rim set with a pair of pyramidal-shaped finials, all four sides crisply cast in low-relief, one main side cast with a loop handle issuing out from the... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A small burnished black pottery jar, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 701. A small burnished black pottery jar, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, 13th-12th century BC; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar is raised on a spreading foot encircled by two bow-string bands, and the deep body is scored with a band of dogtooth pattern applied on two sides with small rectangular, pseudo handles below the edge of the groove-encircled shoulder and the flared mouth.  ... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A well-cast bronze tripod ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1234. A well-cast bronze tripod ritual food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep body raised on three columnar supports cast in intaglio with blades pendent from a scroll band, the sides crisply cast in relief with three taotie masks centered on and separated by prominent notched flanges, reserved on a band of leiwen, all with extensive... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1232. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on three blade-form supports, the deep sides cast with two taotie masks formed by two oblong eyes, scrolls and leiwen compartmentalized within raised borders, one mask centered on the C-scroll handle issuing from a bovine mask and cast beneath with two pictographs,... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1231. A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 1/8in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The waisted bulbous body cast in low relief with three pairs of dragons separated by flanges and confronted on taotie masks cast in high relief, above a band of pendent blades, each enclosing a cicada reserved on a leiwen ground similar to that of the band above,... [Lire la suite]
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]
06 octobre 2018

A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3109. A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 20cm. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 153,143 - 229,714). Sold price HKD 1,770,000 (USD 225,886). © Poly Auction. The body of the bronze ding is in deep U-shape,supported on three columnar legs, the flattened everted rim set with two small upright loop handles, a band of kuilong encircling the vessel beneath the rim, their bodies comprised of hooked lines and leiwen and shown in 'split representation'... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2018

Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3112. Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 21.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 (USD 319,048 - 510,476). Sold price HKD 2,950,000 (USD 376,476). © Poly Auction. The tri-lobed body cast in low relief with three taotie masks with large rounded eyes positioned above. Each of the three slightly tapering columnar legs and flanked by descending dragons, all reserved against the leiwen ground, the decoration enhanced by black inlay, with a pair of bail handles rising... [Lire la suite]