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]

17 septembre 2018

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1104. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tri-lobed body is raised on three slender, columnar legs, and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes flanked by a pair of descending dragons and reserved on a leiwen ground below a narrow band of leiwen. A pair of bail handles rise... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A rare set of three small bronze bells, nao, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 1107. A rare set of three small bronze bells, nao, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 6 ¼ in. (15.6 cm.) high (largest). Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bells of graduated size are of lenticular section and cast on each side in relief with ataotie mask below a square panel, and the hollow, tapering shank is cast with a single clan sign, plexi stand. (inscription on the largest nao) Provenance: Dr. Bruno... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century B.C.

Lot 1110. A rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late  Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century B.C.; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The rounded body is raised on three columnar legs cast in intaglio with triangles pendent from a scroll band and is cast in relief around the sides with three large taotiemasks centered and divided by notched flanges, reserved on a fine leiwen ground and below a pair... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century

Lot 1106. A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century; 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 972,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vessel of tapering rectangular shape is finely flat-cast on each side with a largetaotie mask between a pair of birds confronted on a 'forehead shield' taotie above and a pair of addorsed dragons below, all reserved on a leiwen ground.... [Lire la suite]