07 avril 2019

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C.

Lot 3038. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Fangding, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1046-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 3,200,000 - 3,800,000 (USD 407,584 - 484,006). Lot sold HKD 3,776,000 (USD 480,949). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo Jufukaku Kobijutsu, 19 March 2011. Literature: 1. Man Minghui, The Bronze Age, Wenwu, 2015, p.90-33, no.702. Wu Zhenfeng, Shang Zhou Qingtongqi Mingwen Ji Tuxiang Jicheng Xubian, 2016, vol.1, p. 91, no. 94. Poly Auction Hong... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3112. Ritual Vessel, Liding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 21.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - 4,000,000 (USD 319,048 - 510,476). Sold price HKD 2,950,000 (USD 376,476). © Poly Auction. The tri-lobed body cast in low relief with three taotie masks with large rounded eyes positioned above. Each of the three slightly tapering columnar legs and flanked by descending dragons, all reserved against the leiwen ground, the decoration enhanced by black inlay, with a pair of bail handles rising... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C.

Lot 3108. A Rare Archaic Bronze Ritual Vessel, Zun, Late Shang Dynasty to Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-771 B.C. H 31cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 8,000,000 (USD 765,714 - 1,020,952). Sold price HKD 10,030,000 (USD 1,280,019). © Poly Auction. Provenance: Kawai Sadajiro Collection, Kyoto, JapanDr. A.F Philips Collection, NetherlandSotheby’s London, 13 March 1978, lot 21An European Important Private Collection. Literature: 1. Zhou Fagao, Sandai Jijinwen Cunbu, Taiwan 1980, no. 6452.... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual vessel (ding), Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 188. An archaic bronze ritual vessel (ding), Late Shang–Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate: 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's the deep U-shaped body supported on three columnar legs, the flattened everted rim set with two small upright loop handles, a band of kuilong encircling the vessel beneath the rim, their bodies comprised of hooked lines and leiwen and shown in 'split representation' centered by the face in profile with a... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 183. An archaic bronze ritual vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE); 13 5/8 in. high, 34.6 cm. Estimate: 650,000-850,000 USD. Lot sold 1,455,000 USD. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, superbly cast with a subtly rounded midsection set above a spreading foot and surmounted by a trumpet neck, recessed horizontal bands separating each section and four vertical notched flanges dividing the foot and midsection into quadrants, the foot and midsection each cast in high relief with two pairs of... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)

Lot 1. A rare grey and green jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE). Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 300,000 (€22,000 - 32,000). Sold for HK$ 4,660,000 (€502,452). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical square section, each side divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and finely incised details, the opaque stone of rich pale grey tone suffused with dark olive-green inclusions. 11.1cm (4 1/4in) high Provenance: The Sze Yuan Tang... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture

Lot 5. A rare black jade ritual vessel, cong, Neolithic Period, Liangzhu Culture; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$400,000 - 600,000 (US$51,000 - 77,000). Sold for HK$ 1,375,000 (€158,018). Photo: Bonhams The thick-walled vessel of slightly tapering square-sectioned tubular form, the sides divided into five registers, each carved with a stylised mask formed by raised bands and incised details, the opaque stone of rich black colour suffused with silvery-white flecks.  ... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

Hermann Historica concludes its Spring Auction with one of the best results in its entire history

Lot Nr. 4553. An Illyrian helmet, type 3A, variant 3, 2nd half of the 6th – 5th century B.C. Sold for: 21000 Euros. © 2011 - 2016 Hermann Historica oHG MUNICH.- Approximately 6,300 lots from all specialist areas represented by the auction house – antiquities, arms and armour, works of art, hunting antiques, orders and collectibles from all fields of history and military history – came under the hammer in the 72nd Auction of Hermann Historica oHG in Munich. Included among the lots were three complete... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Chinese Works of Art December Auction Series

A ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ Lobed Bowl Northern Song Dynasty Diameter 21.6 cm Est. HK$300,000 – 500,000 / US$38,800 – 65,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong December series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 3 and 4 December 2015. The series will feature a dedicated sale of Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn, and the Chinese Art sale, encompassing Song ceramics, classical Chinese furniture and carefully curated private collections from Hong Kong and Europe.  ... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2015

A rare aubergine-glazed ritual vessel, jue, Qianlong seal mark and period

A rare aubergine-glazed ritual vessel, jue, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the vessel with a pair of thin capped posts surmounting the deep 'U'-shaped body, on three cylindrical legs, covered in a thick aubergine coloured glaze, the exterior base with an incised seal mark - 11.9cm., 4 3/4 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 nov. 2015, 11:00 AM