31 mars 2022

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

Lot 712. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3⁄4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Price realised USD 22,680 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with a band of stylized dragons below a band of cruciform motifs all on a leiwen ground. The posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with whorl motifs. An inscription, nan (son) is cast... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
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]
08 octobre 2020

A pair of bronze ritual tripod wine vessels, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 1503. A pair of bronze ritual tripod wine vessels, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 5/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Each is raised on tall, graceful, blade-shaped legs and cast with a band of taotie masks formed by confronted dragons with bird-form tails, one mask centered by a flange, the other by the handle and a single clan sign, cast on the body beneath the handle., cloth... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, Mid-Shang dynasty, 13th century BC

Lot 1502. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jia, Mid-Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Raised on three thick, blade-shaped legs, the vessel is flat-cast on the body and the base of the neck with bands of taotie masks formed by birds with quills, rounded eyes, hooked beaks and scroll-filled bodies centered on narrow flanges, the decoration enhanced by a black matrix in... [Lire la suite]

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]