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 Photo Bonhams BEIJING (AFP).- Two Chinese antiques have been withdrawn from auction in Britain, the auctioneer said, after the proposed sale sparked fury in China amid claims they were looted from Beijing in the 19th century.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]
01 septembre 2012

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (you). Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (you). Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's well-cast of oval section, the slightly compressed pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot and encircled by a band of pairs of crested birds confronted by taotie masks all on a leiwen ground, the band interrupted on each side by a loop supporting the Ushaped bail handle with bovine-mask terminals cast with further bird motifs and lozengeshaped bosses, the fitted and domed cover with a... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2012

Vase rituel archaïque couvert en bronze à patine verte de forme You. Période des Zhous occidentaux

Vase rituel archaïque couvert en bronze à patine verte de forme You. Période des Zhous occidentaux  Photo Aguttes - Paris décoré en léger relief de masques de taoties; l'amorce de la prise formée de têtes de boeufs stylisés H 28 cm. Lot 83 Estimation : 8 000 / 10 000 € Aguttes - Paris. Expert: Vincent L'Herrou. Mercredi 23 mai 2012. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 4. Tel.  +33 (0)1 47 45 55 55.
24 septembre 2011

A Selection of the Rende Zhai (House of Benevolent Learning) Collection of Archaistic Vessels

The Rende Zhai (House of Benevolent Learning) Collection of ceramics and works of art was carefully assembled by Dr. Olaf K. Skinsnes (1917-1997) from 1949 through the 1970s. Dr. Skinsnes was born in Henan in 1917 to parents who were medical missionaries, and after having been raised in China, moved to his parents' original home in the midwestern United States to attend university. It was during this time that he became increasingly dismayed at his fellow American's limited knowledge of China. Dr. Skinsnes not only deeply loved China,... [Lire la suite]


14 août 2009

Salon du Collectionneur : Vase rituel de forme You. Chine, début de la dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux

Vase rituel de forme You. Chine, début de la dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux, 11ème-10ème siècle avant J.C. Bronze à patine verte et bleue. Hauteur : 35,5 cm avec l'anse. Vase rituel destiné à la conservation des boissons fermentées de forme balustre, reposant sur un pied annulaire s’évasant vers l’extérieur et surmonté d’un couvercle. La section médiane du vase et le couvercle sont ornés d’une frise similaire décorée sur un fond de leiwen de deux oiseaux à longues queues représentés de profils, s’affrontant au niveau d’une... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A rare archaic ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, you. Western Zhou Dynasty

A rare archaic ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, you. Western Zhou Dynasty The compressed pear-shaped body supported on a ribbed splayed foot, surmounted by a tapering cover with a rectangular finial and flanked by a pair of upright handles decorated with cicadas, the grooved overhandle cast with bovine terminals, the neck and cover each cast with a border comprising a mythical-beast head flanked by phoenix reserved on a leiwen ground, box. 28.5cm (11¼in) high. (3). Sold for £26,400 Provenance: An American... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2009

Chinese Bronze from the Asia Society collection : You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.)

Wine Vessel: You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.), about late 11th - early 10th century B.C.E. Bronze. H. 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm)including handle; W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)across handle attachments. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.101a,b Wine buckets with wide proportions and lateral swing handles were introduced around the late 12th century B.C.E. and were often paired with zun. Early Western Zhou examples are often sparsely decorated, relying for their effect on their elegant... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2009

Chinese Bronze from the Asia Society collection : You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.)

Wine Vessel: You, North China; Western Zhou period (1050-770 B.C.E.), about late 11th century B.C.E., Bronze, H. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm)including handle; W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)across flanges. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art. 1979.100a,b The tall proportions of this you hark back to earlier Shang versions, but the heavy, hooked flanges and mannered rendering of the masks betray its early Western Zhou date. The masks on the belly of the vessel and the lid are particularly compelling, combining both... [Lire la suite]
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