12 janvier 2019

A rare and finely cast large ritual bronze wine vessel, pou, Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1239. A rare and finely cast large ritual bronze wine vessel, pou, Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 1,022,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on a tall, slightly splayed foot crisply cast with addorsed dragons centered around short flanges and masks cast in low relief, the lower register of the body cast with three large taotie masks with bulging eyes beneath a plain, narrow band and a wider band of... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1235. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 35,000 - USD 45,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply cast on the spreading foot and narrow waist with two taotie masks centered and divided by four notched flanges, the two sections separated by two bow-string bands interrupted by three reticulated cross-shaped apertures, beneath a narrow band ofleiwen and four tall upright... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

$4.3 million Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva leads Chinese Works of Art Auctions

A Rare Painted Limestone Figure of a Standing Bodhisattva from the Tang dynasty that fetched $4.3 million – far surpassing its high estimate of $2.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week sale series began today in New York, with nearly 200 works sold across two auctions of important Chinese works of art for an overall total of US$20.2 million / HK$158.6 million.  The day began with an auction dedicated to a selection of magnificent Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the collection of Stephen... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

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

Lot 187. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 180,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's cast with a tall spreading foot supporting a globular body surmounted by a trumpet neck, the sides of the belly cast with three dissolved taotie masks, their horns, jaws, and other features abstractly rendered in low-relief hooked curls and the hemispherical eyes emerging in high... [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]
22 mars 2018

Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art led by Shang Dynasty Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and cover

  Lot 583. An Extremely Rare and Important Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (You) Shang Dynasty, Yinxu Period. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.7 cm Estimate $1.5/2.5 million. Sold for $1,935,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week New York sale series continued today with the auction of Important Chinese Art. In front of a full crowd of collectors and admirers, 170 lots spanning millennia achieved $15.8 million in total – well in excess of its high estimate of $14.2 million, and with... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2018

J.J. Lally & Co at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

An Ancient Chinese Jade ‘Phoenix’ Stem Cup, Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 9). Height 4 ½ inches (11.3 cm). An Archaic Jade Ceremonial Dagger-Axe (Ge), Shang Dynasty, circa 13th-11th Century B.C. Length 10 1⁄8 inches (25.7 cm). © J.J. Lally & Co. the thin blade with lightly beveled edges and shallow medial ridge curving gently to the point which is set off center, the tang pierced with a hole for hafting and cut with serrated teeth at the butt end, the stone... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC)

Lot 8030. A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC); 12 1/4in (31.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 100,000 (€ 57,000 - 81,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 The slender vessel cast at the flaring trumpet-form neck with four blades each enclosing attenuated cicada forms with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief above a fine leiwen ground and extending from an unusual horizontal band of raised eye-centered cusped quatrfoils, the central knop... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2018

Sotheby's celebrates Asia Week New York with blockbuster sale series

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled its Asia Week New York schedule of auctions and selling exhibitions. Beginning over three thousand years ago in the Shang Dynasty in China and continuing through to the 20th century in India, the 1,300+ lots of Chinese Works of Art, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, and Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, demonstrate the depth and diversity of the Asian Art field. Following a selection of highlight exhibitions around the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty

Lot 146. A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty. length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly cast vessel, elegantly balanced on three thin tapered legs, rising to a flat-bottom hourglass body flaring at the rim to a sharp elliptical point opposite a long channeled spout flanked by two small nail-head posts on the rim, one side cast with a curved... [Lire la suite]