04 septembre 2021

Western Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1035. A bronze chariot fitting, Western Zhou dynasty (1046 - 771 BC); h. 24.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD  (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), acquired prior to 1978.Christie's New York, 18th March 2009, lot 212 (USD8,125).  Literature: Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIA, Washington D.C., 1990, p. 82, fig. 112. Lot... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2021

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 3103.  A  small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Takeuchi, Kyoto, 1989The Sze Yuan Tang CollectionSold at Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 806. Exhibited: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006. Christie’s. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2020

Masterpieces of Ancient Chinese Jades: The Ju-yi Scholarʼs Studio Collection sold at China Guardian 2020 Autumn Auctions

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28 mai 2020

A group of three archaic jade ornaments, Western Zhou dynasty (1047-772 BC)

Lot 5014. A group of three archaic jade ornaments, Western Zhou dynasty (1047-772 BC); 5.6, 7.2 and 8.4 cm, 2 1/4 , 2 3/4  and 3 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Sold for 225,000 HKD (26,622 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. each of tapering form and worked in low relief around the sides with varying motifs, including one with zoomorphic scrollwork, two of the ornaments pierced with apertures for suspension. Provenance: An important Asian collection, acquired in the 1980s or... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 663. An extremely rare set of seven archaic bronze ritual bells (zhong), Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Height of tallest 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each bell of pointed oval section with the two sides rising up in an arc, set on each side with rows of evenly distributed bosses, divided by two horizontal bands of stylized bird motifs and one vertical band enclosing a nine-character inscription... [Lire la suite]