09 novembre 2020

A rare bronze inscribed ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century BC

Lot 3. A rare bronze inscribed ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang-early Western Zhou Dynasty, 12th-10th century; 20cm (7 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 15,000 - £ 20,000. Sold for £ 81,312 (€ 90,122). Courtesy Bonhams. The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising to a pointed rim opposite a long channelled spout, flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, all supported on three narrow tapered legs, the exterior intricately cast in low relief with two registers of... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

Archaic Bronze sold at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1270. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BC; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides well cast in relief on each side with two dragons confronted on a notched flange set atop a shield shape beneath an animal mask, each with coiled body, clawed foot and open jaws exposing protruding fangs below the backward-curved snout, reserved on a leiwen ground and... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A large archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, jia, Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 504. A large archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, jia, Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC. Overall height 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 276,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. supported on three tall blade legs, the cylindrical vessel rising to a flared mouth set with two upright posts capped with mushroom finials decorated with sun-whorls, the body crisply cast with two horizontal registers, each finely cast with pairs of low-relief taotie animal... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2013

A bronze tripod wine vessel (jia), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 20. A bronze tripod wine vessel (jia), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 12th-11th century BC. Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the tri-lobed body resting on three columnar legs, simply decorated with double bow-string bands framing each section, further decorated by a single bow-string band around the base of the trumpet-shaped neck interrupted by a loop handle issuing from a bovine head, a three-character inscription... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2012

An unusual Chinese celadon porcelain Tripod Wine Vessel, Jue. Ming Dynasty, 16th century

An unusual Chinese celadon porcelain Tripod Wine Vessel, Jue. Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Photo Gibson Antiques After an archaistic bronze form, the three legged vessel finely moulded covered in a greenish-blue glaze. Height: 13.5cm - Price 6 000 € A closely related example is illustrated by the Oriental Ceramics Society, Oriental Green wares: Pottery & Porcelain from the Ming and Far East, British Museum, 1997, no 48. Another excavated vessel is illustrated in Gems of... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago : Tripod Wine Vessel (Jia), Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 B.C.), 12th/11th c. B.C

Tripod Wine Vessel (Jia), Shang dynasty (c. 1600-c. 1050 B.C.), 12th/11th c. B.C. Bronze. 51.5 x 23.5 cm (20 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.). Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1926.1599. The Art Institute of Chicago The tautly elegant form and precise casting of animal imagery date this ritual vessel to the Shang, China's earliest dynasty to be verified by archaeological excavations. The Shang royal family commissioned such vessels for ceremonies of ancestor worship and later buried them in tombs. Cast from a mold assembly of finely carved,... [Lire la suite]
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