01 avril 2022

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 718. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; The vessel 6 1⁄4 in. (16 cm.) high. Price realised USD 163,800 (Estimate USD 60,000 – USD 80,000). © Christie's 2022 The bulbous body is cast on either side with a small ram's-head in relief between double lines, and the swing handle terminates at either side with an animal-head. The plain cover is cast with a circular finial. The interior of the vessel and cover are both cast with an... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2022

A silver and gold-inlaid bronze vessel, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 176. A silver and gold-inlaid bronze vessel, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); height 35 cm (incl. handle). Sold for CHF 97 900 (Estimate CHF 80 000 / 120 000 - € 74 770 / 112 150). © Koller Twisted handle. Provenance: Auktionshaus Kendzia, Hamburg, 2004 (written evidence available). Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China. Zürich, 30 November 2021
15 mai 2021

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1050-771 B.C.

Lot 3416. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 B.C.). H 24.5cm. Estimate HKD 700,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 89,744 - 128,205). Sold Price: HKD 840,000 (USD 107,692). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: A Taiwanese private collection. Literature: Wu Zhenfeng, Shang zhou qing tong qi ming wen ji tu xiang ji cheng [Compendium of Inscriptions and Images of Bronzes from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vol. 24, Shanghai, 2012, p. 190, no.... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2021

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 15. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC. Est. £120,000-150,000. Courtesy Bonhams. Provenance: Major-General Sir Neill Malcolm (1869-1953), KCB, DSOCaptain Dugald Malcolm (1917-2000), CMG, CVO, TDSotheby's London, The Malcolm Collection: Ancient Bronzes, 29 March 1977, lot 17Hartman Rare Art, New YorkChristie's London, 10 December 1990, lot 2Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 324An important European private collection.  Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2020

A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 113. A rare archaic bronze 'Tapir' ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; h. with handle upright 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in., h. 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 6,175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of elliptical form, well cast with a compressed pear-shaped body resting on a splayed foot, the neck bordered with a band enclosing scrollwork and a small animal head mask on each side of the body, interrupted by two... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC

Lot 166. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (you), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC. Height 9 1/2 in., 23.4 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 146,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of rounded elliptical section, supported on a broad, thinly cast and slightly splayed footrim, the body decorated with a frieze of two paired birds with long hooked tails in relief on a leiwen ground confronted on a high-relief bovine mask, with two loops on the... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1129. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 183,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped vessel, which is of oval section, is raised on a spreading foot and is cast on each side with a band of dragon scroll formed by two dragons with backward-turned heads and centered by a mask cast in high relief. The swing handle is cast with... [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]
02 août 2019

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

Lot 992. A bronze ritual wine vessel and a cover, You, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The pear-shaped body, of oval section, is raised on a spreading pedestal foot. The arched handle terminates at either end with tapir heads attached by loops to lugs projecting from the body. The interior is cast with the inscription, You zuo lü ('You made [this you] for expedition... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 252. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 30.2cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 80,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a straight flanged rim, cast in low and medium relief with dragon taotie bands divided by taotie masks and vertical flanges variously inlaid in gold and silver, set at the shoulder with two loop handles suspending a... [Lire la suite]