06 avril 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2038. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and has a flat-cast band of two taotie masks with rounded eyes on the sides. One mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by a blank space beneath the strap handle. A pair of D-shaped posts with... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2020

A rare large bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 2034. A rare large bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three tapering blade supports and is flat-cast on the body and the base of the flared neck with bands of taotie masks with rounded eyes centered on narrow flanges. A loop handle projects from one side, and a pair of capped... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC

Lot 2033. A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, the lower body has a rounded profile and a flat bottom raised on three slender blade-shaped supports that have a median ridge and curve slightly outwards at the ends. The mid-section is cast with three bow-string bands on one... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 2025. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high, 9 in. (23 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The compressed globular body is raised on three slender, waisted supports and is cast around the sides with three raised bands inlaid in copper, the one on the shoulder interrupted by a bird-form spout with backward-curved tail that... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2021. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast in relief around the upper body with a narrow band of two taotie masks, one centered on a single graph cast below the loop handle, which is surmounted by a bovine mask. A pair of... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1221. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three tapering blade supports and is cast on the body and base of the flared neck with bands of taotie masks with raised eyes centered on slender flanges. A loop handle projects from one side, and a pair of capped posts cast with comma motifs rise from the rim. The bronze... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A very rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1219. A very rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 231,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three blade supports and is finely cast on the sides with two taotie masks with long down-curved horns that curl up at the ends and are reserved on a leiwen band, below a band of small and large blades that enclose hooked scrolls... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 1215. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 99,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Raised on three blade-shaped supports the deep body is cast with two taotie masks separated by narrow flanges and reserved on a leiwen band, below a band of small triangular blades and longer blades on the underside of the spout and tail. One mask is centered on a flange, the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1121. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep body is raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports, and is cast with a taotie mask band formed by two pairs of bottle-horn dragons separated by flanges. One pair is divided by another flange and the other pair by a two-character inscription cast beneath the handle... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 13. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty; 26.2cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 28,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the central bulb cast in low relief with two large taotie masks each with ram horns, bulging eyes and curling jaws revealing a pair of teeth reserved on a leiwen ground, the wide flaring trumpet neck and tall spreading foot each decorated with raised lines, the interior with a seven character... [Lire la suite]