25 octobre 2020

A group of three jade carvings, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC), Western Zhou dynasty or later

Lot 230. A group of three jade carvings; white jade human-form pendant (middle): Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC), two small jade figural carvings: Western Zhou dynasty or later; The largest: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) high, boxes (3). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. The Juyi Studio Collection. Provenance: E Yuan Tang Chinese Art, Taipei, acquired in 1985 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]

07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 14. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, not including handle. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 3 April 1934.The Hermann... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 2. A Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price realised GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tri-lobed body raised on three columnar legs, cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground, a two-character inscription to the interior side. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 5 June 1935.The... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A small Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 1. A small Chinese bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on three supports leading up into each deep lobe of the body, cast to each side with the eyes of a stylised taotie mask decorated with C-scrolls all below the everted rim with a pair of upright handles, the surface with areas of malachite encrustation. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 1. A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). Price realised GBP 77,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is cast with horizontal grooves between a double band of stylised scale patterns to the rim and a lappet band to the foot and is flanked by two animal-head C-form handles. The vessel is supported on three claw-form feet with animal... [Lire la suite]