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. © 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 the form of coiled dragons,... [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]

25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

The Ringling Presents Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celestial horse, Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century CE. Bronze, 44 7/8 x 34 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (113.98 x 87.63 x 36.83 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2002.45. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Ringling Museum Sarasota, FL. - Demonstrating a continuing interest and commitment to the study of Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presentsEternal Offerings, which showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia’s Asian art collection... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Bronze Bells, China, Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring & Autumn period, 770-476 BC

Bronze Bells, China, Early Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring & Autumn period, 770-476 BC. Height: 48-38 cm. Metallurgical Test report & X-ray, CIRAM. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. These ancient ritual bells, were mallet struck instruments, which were suspended downwards from a frame. The hanger is elaborately shaped in the form of two back to back mythical dragons. The body is decorated with three rows of high relief nodules, which probably had an acoustic function. Bronzes such as these... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2016

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

Mythical animal, Chu State, Eastern Zhou, Spring and Autumn period, 770-476 BCE. Excavated in Xujialing, Xichuan county, Henan Province, in 1990.Bronze inlaid with malachite, height 48 cm. Institute of Archeology and Cultural Relics, Henan Province. This fantastical animal, which is one of a pair, may have served as a drum stand. It is composed of a tiger's body and a dragon's head, on which six small dragons writhe. On its back stands another animal, a dragon emerging from its mouth. The body is inlaid with... [Lire la suite]