12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 33. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty. Width 13½ in., 34.2 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 151,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed globular body raised on three mask-and-paw legs beneath a waisted circular foot, cast with recessed horizontal bands between borders of stylized birds at the rim and abstract cicada-lappets at the foot, set to each side with D-form handles issuing from large horned-animal masks and suspending tabs... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2021

An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC)

Lot 27. An important archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Ding), Western Zhou dynasty, probably King Xuan period (c. 827- c. 782 BC). Diameter 12⅞ in., 32.9 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 1,835,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well cast with the deep rounded body supported on three cabriole legs, the lipped rim set with a pair of upright loop handles, the exterior decorated with a band of horizontal concentric lappets, the interior cast with a... [Lire la suite]
06 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, li, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 5016. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, li, Western Zhou dynasty; 14.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 HKD. Lot sold: 52,920 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 412 (GBP 6,250). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021  
05 novembre 2020

Jade from a Princely Collection sold at Christie's London, 3 November 2020

Christie’s is delighted to bring to the market this exquisite group of archaic jades from the Baron and Baroness von Oertzen Collection, all of which were acquired by current owner from the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in London, 4 November 2008.The late Baroness Irene von Oertzen (1908-2007) and her husband Baron Klaus-Detlof von Oertzen (1894 - 1991), were passionate collectors of Chinese art, and together they amassed a remarkable collection of great scope and quality, particularly with regards to Chinese jade... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty; 20.5cm high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams Slightly compressed and rising from an oval recessed foot, the wide body with waisted neck ending in a flared rim, decorated with bands of geometric borders with upward archaistic leaf lappets at the neck, flanked at the sides with a pair of narrow vertical looped handles, the domed cover further decorated with archaistic motifs ending in a... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

Three bronze graduated bells, ling or niuzhong, Western Zhou dynasty, circa 8th century BC

Lot 2020. Three bronze graduated bells, ling or niuzhong, Western Zhou dynasty, circa 8th century BC; 5¼, 5 7/8 and 7¼ in. (13.3, 15, and 18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 55,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The clapperless bells are in graduated sizes, and each is of lenticular section and has an arched lower rim on two sides. The sides are cast in thread relief with a panel of conforming outline that encloses two addorsed dragons with... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2015. A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three columnar supports and is crisply cast in relief on the sides with three taotie masks positioned between the legs, and centered on and separated by flanges. The horns of the masks are formed by dragons, and the masks are on... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 1246. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on three narrow blade-form supports, the deep bulbous body cast around the shoulder with three bands of leiwen beneath the slightly everted rim, flanked by a pair of tall bail handles, with milky green malachite encrustation, zitan stand and cover with Yuan dynasty jade... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

Gui vessel, China, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1100-771 BC

Gui vessel, China, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1100-771 BC. Bronze. H 24 cm. © Eric Pouillot This vessel was intended to preserve cooked rice, millet and sorghum. It rests on three small feet in the shape of a 'taotié' which can be found in the round on the handles. A similar model is kept in the collection of the Cernuschi Museum, Paris, inventory n° MC.99. ERIC POUILLOT, Stand 26c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020
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21 novembre 2019

Archaic jades from the Michael Gulbenkian Collection sold at Sotheby's, London, 06 Nov 2019

Lot 212. Two celadon jade 'bird' plaques, Shang dynasty - Western Zhou dynasty. Length 9.3 and 9.2 cm, 3⅝ and 3⅝ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of flat elongated triangular section with angular head and a pointed beak, carved with large eyes and parallel lines delineating wings, the stone of yellowish-green tone with areas of calcification. Note: For a very similar bird pendant dated to the Western Zhou Dynasty, see J.... [Lire la suite]