30 octobre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC)

Lot 1. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty (11th-10th century BC). 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,880 - USD 157,320). Price realised GBP 608,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bulbous body is cast on each side with a small ram's-head boss and the loose over-head handle terminates at either side with an animal-head. There is a three-character inscription cast to the interior of the base and in reverse to the interior of the cover... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1510. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of pear shape and elliptical section, raised on a spreading foot encircled by two bow-string bands, the sides cast with a raised band of angular leiwen spirals between borders of circles, with an animal mask cast in high relief on each side and two loops at the... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

The Ringling Presents Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celestial horse, Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century CE. Bronze, 44 7/8 x 34 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (113.98 x 87.63 x 36.83 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2002.45. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Ringling Museum Sarasota, FL. - Demonstrating a continuing interest and commitment to the study of Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presentsEternal Offerings, which showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia’s Asian art collection... [Lire la suite]
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]
14 septembre 2016

Sakamoto Gorō single-owner sale achieves $2.5 million, 100% sold

A Magnificent Sancai-Glazed Ewer, Tang Dynasty. Estimate: $500,000 - 700,000. Sold for: $874,000 (£656,304). Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week at Sotheby’s New York began with the white-glove sale of ‘Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō: Early Chinese Art.’ Totaling $2,501,500, far above the pre-sale estimate of $1.3/1.9 million, bidders in the room, on the telephone, and online chased works of art collected and revered by the celebrated Asian Art dealer and collector, Sakamoto Gorō... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2015

A rare bronze double-owl-form  ritual food vessel (you), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

A rare bronze double-owl-form  ritual food vessel (you), Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Price Realized $125,000 . Photo Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline, the domed fitted cover cast on each side with a pair of large round protuberant eyes centered on a sharp hooked beak, the heads further adorned with... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2015

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

     A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Price Realized $370,000. Photo Sotheby's the compressed pear-shaped body well-cast in low relief with two taotie animal masks, set between a narrow band of two pairs of confronting kui dragons centered by an animal mask and two raised fillets encircling the splayed oval pedestal foot, the swing handle attached to two loops handles cast with four... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2013

An archaic bronze vessel, you. Early Western Zhou period

An archaic bronze vessel, you. Early Western Zhou period. Photo Bonhams. Of ovoid form rising from a splayed foot, the low slung belly tapering inward to projecting loops onto which pivot a horned ram-headed curved handle; the heads repeated on the front and back rim of the vessel and on the cover, where they are set between small wide flanges at either end; the vessel and lid covered in and out with a malachite encrusted patina, partially removed on the cover to highlight the four character inscription reading: 'make this... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2012

'Looted' Chinese antiques pulled from Bonhams auction to "avoid any possible offence"

A fine and rare Imperial white jade archaistic disc, bi, with the original box Jiaqing. Photo Bonhams BEIJING (AFP).- Two Chinese antiques have been withdrawn from auction in Britain, the auctioneer said, after the proposed sale sparked fury in China amid claims they were looted from Beijing in the 19th century.  Bonhams issued an apology as it confirmed the two jade carvings would not be sold after the owner withdrew them from a planned auction on Thursday to "avoid any possible offence". The planned sale had sparked a... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2012

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline separated by a pair of ring handles, the domed fitted cover cast on each side with a pair of large round domed eyes centered on a sharp hooked beak, the heads further adorned with two pairs of C-shaped ears, all below a... [Lire la suite]