26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2018. A bronze ritual vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) wide with handles. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The heavily cast vessel has shallow sides that rise to an everted rim, and is cast on the exterior with abstract, hooked scrolls interrupted by the pair of upright U-shaped handles. The spreading foot is cast with quadrants of two different feather patterns. An... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 162. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 6 1/4 in., 16 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to a pronounced everted lip and resting on three tapering columnar legs, the swelling body finely cast below the rim with a narrow band of three pairs of hook- beaked birds trailing long quills against a fine leiwen ground,  below a pair of... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC

Lot 94. A rare archaic bronze ritual tripod vessel and cover (ding), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th century BC. Height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the body a deep U-shape rising to a slightly inverted neck, decorated with a single flat cast band of angular S-scrolls of dragon head profiles with a large pair of loop handles of rectangular section set to each side, the cover sharply angled between the top and... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

An important and massive inscribed archaic bronze food vessel, li, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, late 10th or 9th century BC

Lot 511. An important and massive inscribed archaic bronze food vessel, li, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, late 10th or 9th century BC; 13 1/4 by 11 3/4 in., 35 by 29.8 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 900,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,600 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the robustly cast body supported on three hollow and stocky cabriole legs rising to three round lobes, each cast with a low-relief taotie animal mask centered on a low flange and reserved against... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 904 . A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily cast vessel is raised on a spreading, molded foot encircled by two bow-string bands. The body is decorated with a band of pendant blades enclosing pairs of confronted dragons, and the shoulder is decorated with a band of flower-like... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual water vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 906. A bronze ritual water vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 14 ¼ in. (39.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The shallow body is flanked by a pair of upright U-shaped handles and decorated on the exterior with a band of scrolls, above a band of reversed Z-shapes with cusped ends on the pedestal foot. The interior has a later-added graph in the center and inscription to one... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 108. The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27 cm; 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. each standing on four paw feet issuing from animal masks cast in relief underneath the short foot ring, the contracted neck with a band of eight phoenixes with protruding eyes, beaks, curled crests and elongated tails between two bowstring bands, centered on two sides by... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A bronze wine vessel (zun), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

A bronze wine vessel (zun), Middle Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. of ‘S’-shaped profile, the rounded belly rising from a splayed foot with molded foot ring, surmounted by a wide trumpet-shaped mouth, cast with a narrow frieze above a single bow-string band of two pairs of backward-looking kui dragons with hooked crest and ‘S’-shaped bodies, bisected by two raised animal heads, with malachite green and cuprite reddish encrustation, a lengthy later added inscription to the base... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A bronze ritual tripod vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 22. A bronze ritual tripod vessel (ding), Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold 605,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. raised on three tubular legs with taotie and ring-lined terminals, the rounded body cast with taotie masks centered on raised flanges, the flat everted rim set with two upright loop handles, the sides crisply cast with a band of stylized dragon motifs interspersed by further raised flanges,... [Lire la suite]