24 mai 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 20.1cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, the exterior boldly cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes separated by flanges, one side set with a... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2019

A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3443. A celadon and russet jade figure of a beast, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 10.3 cm, 4 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 350,000 HKD (45,084 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's depicted crouching on all fours and terminating in a long tapering tail curling upwards at the end, the muscular contours of the horned beast, possibly a stylised tiger, superbly rendered with rounded outlines, incised overall with double-line scrollwork, the prominent snout rendered... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3422. A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of trapezoidal form, with a flat butt end flaring outwards to a bevelled curved cutting edge, each of the long sides similarly bevelled and outlined with projections formed with teeth flanked by a pair of notches, the butt pierced with an aperture, the stone of a yellowish olive-green colour... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

  Lot 3412. An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with the face held high and looking almost upwards, the figure rendered kneeling with the body upright and the hands resting on the knees, portrayed with large eyes, a broad nose and a prominent chin, flanked by a pair of large ears, the arms, back and thighs... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3401. An archaic jade ceremonial blade, Ge, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 23 cm, 9 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,125,000 HKD (144,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. with bevelled edges tapering to an upward curving tip, centred with a raised ridge along the base of the offset tang to the sharp tip, pierced with an aperture, the stone of a mottled caramel-brown colour. Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo.Roger Keverne, London, 2004. ... [Lire la suite]