17 décembre 2017

A small annular 'yuan' and a 'huan' disc of creamy white and gray-green jade, China, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 142. A small annular 'yuan' and a 'huan' disc of creamy white and gray-green jade, China, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). D. 8,7 cm. Estimate 1500/2500 €. Lot sold 4.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Traces of age and calcification on one disc Provenance: Property from an important German private collection, acquired from Axel Vervoordt, Antwerp, 19 Jan 1995 Note: Cf. Yang Boda, Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection, 1994, nos. 20, 26, and 35, pp. 56, 62, and 75 as well as Loehr, Max, Ancient... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2017

A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 38. A Celadon Jade Bi-disc with Dragon Design, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Starting price 25.000 EUR. © Hermann Historica GmbH A Hetian celadon jade highlighted with attractive dark patches and russet veins, both sides densely detailed with double-head dragon design, slightly blemished. It is a typical jade piece for Imperial House in late Western Zhou Dynasty. Diameter 17.9 cm, thickness 0.7 cm.  Hermann Historica GmbH. Jade, weighted by aeons of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

An Unusual grey pottery 'Pou' vessel, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 3. An Unusual grey pottery 'Pou' vessel, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC), 10 3/8 in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 9,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the compressed globular body incised with twelve pairs of hooked leiwen reserved against an impressed vertical cord ground, below four protruding lug handles and a circle-punched band interrupted by four bosses around the broad shoulders similarly repeated around the slightly flared tall... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A rare bronze figure of a buffalo, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 72. A rare bronze figure of a buffalo, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Length 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000. Lot sold 732,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the stocky animal cast standing four square with its head turned to the right, the body with a pattern of recessed F-shaped motifs, with spirals to the hind and forelegs, the short tail curled over the near flank, the head with its mouth open, with two long grooved horns and a diamond motif on the forehead, the... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, and a bronze ritual wine ladle, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 810. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, and a bronze ritual wine ladle, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The you is cast in high relief around the shoulder with two taotie masks flanked by two long-tailed birds, their tails terminating at loops to which are attached the animal head-surmounted ends of the arched handle. The cover is also cast with a band of birds flanking simplified masks between raised tabs at the... [Lire la suite]