26 mars 2020

A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2010. A small bronze bell, nao, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th century BC; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, each side is cast in high relief with a taotie mask with buffalo horns below a square panel (striking area). The hollow, tapering shank opens into the base of the bell, and the interior wall is cast with a two-character inscription, wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2020

An unusual large bronze bell, nao, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC)

Lot 1262. An unusual large bronze bell, nao, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); 17 in. (43.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of lenticular section, each side cast in high relief with rows of pointed bosses alternating with rows of scrolls cast in thread relief set within a panel divided in the center by a bifurcated band, above a small thread-relief scroll panel flanked by two unusual 'dragons', the tubular... [Lire la suite]
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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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09 septembre 2016

Gisèle Croës - Art d'Extrême Orient à la Biennale des Antiquaires 2016

Archaic bronze vessel, Gu - Shang dynasty (1600-­-1050 BC), Anyang culture (1300-­-1050 BC), 12th-11th Century BC. Bronze with green patina, malachite encrustation - Ht 31 cm (12 1/4 in.) Pictogram inside the foot - X-ray ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen Bronze bell, Nao - Late Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1050 BC). Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite encrustation - Ht 57,4 cm (22 10/16 in.). Microanalysis ASA - Provenance: Swiss private collection. ©studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

Sélection de bronzes antiques vendues chez Christie's, Art d'Asie, les 21 et 22 juin 2016

Lot 376. Deux rares et importants vases rituels en bronze, gu, Chine, fin de la dynastie Shang, XIIIème-XIème siècle av.JC. Estimation €60,000 - €80,000 ($68,062 - $90,749). Prix réalisé €199,500 ($58,567). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each of slender form, the trumpet-shaped neck is finely cast with four blades of cicada type above a narrow band of four angular snakes with hooked tails. The center section is decorated with two taotie masks divided and separated by narrow flanges, the... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2016

Gisèle Croës s.a. at Asia Week New York 2016

Bronze bell, Nao, Late Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1050 BC). Bronze with green and blue patina, malachite and azurite incrustation. Height 57,4 cm (22 10/16 in.) - Width 37 cm (14 1/2 in.) © Gisèle Croës Volcanic Stone Head of Buddha Shakyamuniva. Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century. Height: 15 inches (38 cm). Photo: Studio Roger Asselberghs - Frédéric Dehaen. © Gisèle Croës Bronze Bow-Shaped Fitting. Shang Dynasty (1600-1050 B.C.), 13th-10th century B.C. Length: 14 1/4 inches... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2013

Petite cloche rituelle en bronze, nao, Fin des Shang-Début de la Dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux

Petite cloche rituelle en bronze, nao, Fin des Shang-Début de la Dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux. Photo Sotheby's avec deux petites cloches miniatures en bronze, ling, de la dynastie Shang. Haut. 11,9 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 EUR. LOT SOLD. 59,100 EUR  Provenance: The pair of miniature bells, ling:Reputedly excavated at Anyang.Formerly in the collection of Liang Shangchun, Beijing. Literature: Liang Shangchun, Yanku jijin tulu, vol. II,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2012

Christie's presents an exceptional sale of fine Chinese ceramics and works of art at Asian Art Week

Lot 2112. A Rare Molded and Gilt-Decorated Turquoise-Ground Vase, Hu, Qianlong molded and gilded seal mark and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate: $300,000-500,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. NEW YORK, NY.- On March 22 and 23, Christie's New York will present Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, which comprises over 650 works across a myriad categories and tastes, including jades, bronzes, sculpture, paintings and furniture. Highlighting the sale is a very rare and... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2009

"Silk and Bamboo: Music and Art of China" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Seated Musician, Tang dynasty (618–906), China. Marble. H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm), W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm), D. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2006 (2006.156) The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present an exhibition celebrating the musical heritage of China – one of the oldest continuously documented traditions with roots reaching back more than 8,000 years – beginning September 5. Featuring some 60 objects and illustrations – drawn largely from the Museum's collections of Asian art and musical instruments –... [Lire la suite]