14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

Three bronze socketed Ge halberd blades, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou

Lot 1201. Three bronze socketed Ge halberd blades, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou; 10, 8 3/8 and 9½ in. (25.5, 21.2 and 24 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Each tapering blade with a median ridge on both sides that continues over the tubular socket to the tang, one cast on both sides in intaglio with a taotie mask, the other two with a single pictograph, possibly a clan sign, all with malachite encrustation.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A bronze tripod wine vessel (jia), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 20. A bronze tripod wine vessel (jia), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 12th-11th century BC. Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the tri-lobed body resting on three columnar legs, simply decorated with double bow-string bands framing each section, further decorated by a single bow-string band around the base of the trumpet-shaped neck interrupted by a loop handle issuing from a bovine head, a three-character inscription... [Lire la suite]