27 novembre 2022

Three New Masterpieces Enter the Permanent Collection of Kimbell Art Museum

"Gu Wine Vessel", Possibly Henan province, China; Late Shang dynasty, c. 12th century BC. Bronze; h. 12 3/4 in. (32.7 cm). Acquired in 2022. Kimbell Art Museum. On its 50th anniversary, the Kimbell Art Museum has acquired three artworks that demonstrate the institution’s dedication to collecting and exhibiting objects that speak to the transcendent power of art: a bronze vessel from China’s Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1050 BC); a larger-than- life-sized sculpture, The Mountain (La Montagne), designed by... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2022

Summer Sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection at Bonhams

© Bonhams 2001-2022 From 22 to 30 August, Bonhams presents "Summer sale of Chinese Art: A Private Asian Collection", an online sale featuring a wide array of Chinese works of art spanning more than 2000 years of Chinese history. Among the 69 lots are archaic ritual bronzes, pottery and porcelain, jades and other works of art, dating from the Shang dynasty to the Republic period. This collection was assembled by an Asian collector over the past three decades via international auction houses and renowned art dealers in New York,... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2022

A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 717. A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 1⁄8 in. (28.1 cm.) wide across handles, cloth box. Price realised USD 226,800 (Estimate USD 200,000 – USD 300,000). © Christie's 2022 The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of kui dragons centered on narrow flanges. The body is decorated with a diamond-and-boss pattern below a band with panels of diamond frets centered on two sides by a small... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2022

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

  Lot 713. A superbly cast bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 3⁄4 in. (19.7 cm.) high, hardwood stand, Japanese double wood box. Price realised USD 819,000 (Estimate USD 100,000 – USD 150,000). © Christie's 2022 The lobed body is raised on three undecorated legs and is cast in relief with three large taotie masks divided by flanges reserved on a leiwen ground, all beneath a cicada border. The interior is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2022

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

Lot 712. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3⁄4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Price realised USD 22,680 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with a band of stylized dragons below a band of cruciform motifs all on a leiwen ground. The posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with whorl motifs. An inscription, nan (son) is cast... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 3. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty. Height 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a two-character inscription beneath the handle reading Fu Wu. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Toeg. Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1963, lot 180. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.2.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

An important and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fang Yi), Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th Century BC

Lot 38. An important and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fang Yi), Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th Century BC. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate:400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sothebys. the interior of the cover cast with a single pictogram reading De. Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975), (by repute). Maître Maurice Rheims, Commissaire-Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th/7th June 1956, lot 105 Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty

Lot 4. Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD. Lot sold: 10,710 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of H.K. Burnet. Sotheby's London, 3rd April 1941, lot 229. Collection of Professor D.M.S. Watson FSA (1886-1973). Sotheby's London, 19th October 1965, lots 18 and 19. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.9. Sotheby's. A Journey... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

Shang dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 12. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Lot Sold: 20,000 USD. (Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's stoutly cast, the body of deep U-form shape raised on three tapering blade supports, the sides with two taotie masks formed of detached scrolled reserves enclosing leiwen and two rectangular protuberant eyes; one centered by a narrow notched flange, the other by the bovine mask loop handle, surmounted by a band of upright... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 38. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty. Diameter 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 supported on a tall splayed foot, the wide U-shaped body rising to an everted rim, the central body boldly cast with a wide band of studded bosses arranged in lozenge panels composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of kuilong with bulging eyes against... [Lire la suite]