20 septembre 2019

A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 820. A rare large mottled brown and greenish-beige jade bird-form pendant, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 2 ½ in. (5.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The pendant is possibly repurposed from a cong and is carved as a bird in flight with outspread wings and tail decorated in intaglio lines. The beak has a bull-nose perforation for suspension. The greenish-beige jade has some brown inclusions... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2019

A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 806. A very rare miniature bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 495,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The pear-shaped body of oval section is raised on a foot encircled by a band of stylized dragons and is finely cast on each side with a large taotie mask formed by a pair of dragons confronted on a flange, their raised, hooked tails positioned above... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 16. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body rising from a high spreading foot to an angled shoulder and broad flaring mouth, the shoulders cast in high relief with three bovine masks set against a stylised bird band, all above three large taotie masks with boss 'eyes' divided by vertical flanges, the foot and neck... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

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

 Lot 991. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high. Estimate $10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The trumpet-shaped neck is finely cast with four scroll-filled blades, the center section with two taotie masks divided and separated by hooked flanges repeated on the spreading foot which is cast with four matching quadrants of downward-facing dragons. The interior of the foot is cast... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 990. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with two taoie masks with rounded eyes separated by a notched flange, one mask is centered by a further flange, and the other by the handle, all below a band of triangular blades. A pair of posts with conical... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 989. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slender gu has a plain trumpet-shaped neck, the central and lower sections are cast with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, the masks in the center section divided by narrow flanges. The patina is of a mottled blue-green and grey color and there are... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 988. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on three blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with twotaotie masks formed by pairs of addorsed birds, one mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by an inscription cast under the handle. A pair of capped posts decorated with whorls rise from the rim. The... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 987. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The trumpet-shaped neck is cast with four cicada blades, the central and bottom sections with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, which are divided by four vertical ribbed flanges. There is extensive malachite encrustation, Japanese double wood box, the interior of one box... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 59. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm; Diameter 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded body with an everted rim all raised on a tall splayed foot, a frieze below the rim decorated with stylized dragon motifs, bi-sectioned by three raised taotie masks, similarly on the foot but without the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]