12 septembre 2021

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

Lot 30. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fanglei), Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 13⅞ in., 35.2 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 of rectangular section with wide shoulders tapering towards the tall, splayed foot, the straight neck decorated with two bow-string bands, supporting a high-domed trapezoidal cover of conforming outline surmounted by a similarly shaped finial atop a square-sectioned post, the base of the... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Zhi), Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 29. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8⅛ in., 20.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed pear-shaped body of oval section rising from a tall, slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of lug handles and decorated with borders of geometric motifs echoed on the foot, all below a frieze of cicadas encircling the rim, the domed cover with a scrollwork border... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3103. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, You, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. Or Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 28cm. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 (USD 638,095 - 893,333). Sold price HKD 9,204,000 (USD 1,174,605). © Poly Auction. Provenance: A Kyoto Private Collection, Japan, before 1959Yamanaka & Co., Ltd., Japan. Literature: Seiichi Umehara, Nihon shucho shina kodo seika (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Japan),... [Lire la suite]