17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 1507. A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 8 in. (20.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading zi X (Son X) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Note: The rare decoration of whorl... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 1506. A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading fu gui (Father Gui) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Note: The rare decoration of... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A small bronze 'recumbent buffalo' fitting, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century B.C.

Lot 884. A small bronze 'recumbent buffalo' fitting, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century B.C.; 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. With a partially flattened body, the head raised and turned to one side, with two attachment straps on the reverse, metal stand. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 24 February 1954.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2020

A rare bronze chariot-pole fitting, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century B.C.

Lot 882. A rare bronze chariot-pole fitting, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century B.C.; 4 ½ x 6 1/8 in. (11.4 x 15.7 cm.). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The L-shaped, tubular finial terminating in a deer-like head with upright horns with overlapping hooked projections and a loop below the chin, possibly to secure a bell, metal stand. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 23 November 1982.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. ... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2017

'Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes' at Art Institute of Chicago

Bell (nao), Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BC). China, probably Hunan province. Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection. © The Art Institute of Chicago.  CHICAGO - Chinese bronzes of the second and first millennia BC are some of the most distinctive achievements in the history of art. Exquisitely ornamented, these vessels were made to carry sacrificial offerings, to use in burial, or to commemorate family in public ceremonies. When they were found by emperors centuries later, these spiritually significant objects were... [Lire la suite]