15 mars 2022

A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 144. A greenish-yellow jade ring (Huan), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Diameter 2½ in., 6.5 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,300 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Property of a Lady. Sotheby's London, 11th July 1967, lot 46. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.17.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022

15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 40. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 32,760 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Christie's London, 24th June 1968, lot 168. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.8.38.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 27. ... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 34. A pale green jade ornament, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Length 1⅝ in., 4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,048 USD. © Sothebys. wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.3.16.  Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
11 février 2022

A bronze ewer, he, Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 168. A bronze ewer, he, Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC), length 26.5 cm. Sold: CHF160,000 (Est: CHF60,000 - CHF80,000). © Koller Bronze with russet and green patina, copper inlays in the shape of dragons and geometric patterns and small turquoise inlays. Chain between cover and handle is lost. Minor restorations. Provenance: G. F. Reber collection, Lugano. Purchased with Yamanaka 1927 (Original invoice is at the Central Archive of German and International Art trade, Cologne). Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period

  Lot 39. An archaic bronze bell (Bo), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn period. Height 10¾ in., 27.2 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 100,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of tapered oval section, each side cast with four principal registers, the broad lowest register cast in low relief with a taotie mask formed of interlinked dragons, the upper three registers divided by a central vertical panel and each bearing six large hemispherical bosses cast in... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2021

Mythical animal, Chu State, Eastern Zhou, Spring and Autumn period, 770 - 476 BCE

Mythical animal. Excavated in Xujialing, Xichuan county, Henan Province, in 1990, Chu State, Eastern Zhou, Spring and Autumn period, 770 - 476 BCE. Bronze inlaid with malachite, height 48 cm, Institute of Archeology and Cultural Relics, Henan Province. © The Israel Museum Detail: head. Mythical animal. Excavated in Xujialing, Xichuan county, Henan Province, in 1990, Chu State, Eastern Zhou, Spring and Autumn period, 770 - 476 BCE. Bronze inlaid with malachite, height 48 cm, Institute of Archeology and Cultural Relics, Henan... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A large bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC

Lot 1230. A large bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall cabriole legs and has a pair of angular U-shaped, upright handles flat-cast with leiwen. The sides are flat-cast with a wide band of tight interlaced dragon- scroll pattern separated by a rope-twist border from a similar narrow band and... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

Zhou Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 12 September 2019

Johan Carl Kempe (8 December 1884 – 8 July 1967) at the Stockholm Olympics, 1912. Photo Swedish Olympic Committee. Formed by Dr. Johan Carl Kempe, a prominent collector of Chinese art, the sale is comprised of exquisite gold and silver objects from Ancient China, ranging in date from the Spring and Autumn Period (late 6th – early 5th century B.C) to the Qing period. The collection is particularly strong in gold and silver works dating from the Tang period, the zenith for works produced in this material. The... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A very rare bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Spring and Autumn period, 7th century BC

Lot 1005. A very rare bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Spring and Autumn period, 7th century BC; 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long. Estimate $250,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on four intricate, openwork legs surmounted by coiled birds, and the sides are horizontally grooved between upper and lower bands of angular interlaced dragon scroll. The handle is cast with elongated scroll designs between dragon head terminals at either end, the head at the rim... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC

Lot 998. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel and cover, Ding, Spring and Autumn period, 6th century BC; 9½ in. (24 cm.) across handles. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall cabriole legs and has a pair of angular square-shaped, upright handles flat-cast with an S-shaped scroll pattern. The sides are cast with two wide bands of tight interlaced dragon-scroll pattern separated by a rope-twist border. The pattern is... [Lire la suite]