21 septembre 2021

A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 150. A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 10,837 (€ 9,254). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a high foot cast with a band of diagonal lozenges enclosing t-shaped whorls and raised 'eyes' under a plain tapered body bisected at the waist with a horizontal band of simple taotie masks, the interior foot cast with a two-character pictogram; the vessel covered with a brown patina with some malachite... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period

Lot 149. An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period; 5in (12.7cm) high. Sold for US$ 12,112 (€ 10,342). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a narrow band of taotie masks composed from kui dragons separated by vertical flanges and 'eyes', the band repeated on the waist separating the ribbed body and flared, ribbed neck, the silvery body of the vessel with extensive malachite encrustation. Property from the Estate of Robert... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 37. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body encircled below the waisted neck and flared rim with a register of two simplified taotie masks, cast in low relief with bulging eyes and a central flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the tall splayed foot with a narrow band of diagonal scroll... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Zhi), Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 29. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8⅛ in., 20.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed pear-shaped body of oval section rising from a tall, slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, the waisted neck flanked by a pair of lug handles and decorated with borders of geometric motifs echoed on the foot, all below a frieze of cicadas encircling the rim, the domed cover with a scrollwork border against... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 28. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang dynasty. Height 6¾ in., 17.1 cm. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the slender elongated pear-shaped body supported on a tall spreading foot and rising to a flaring mouth, the body cast with two taotie masks in relief, all between double fillets encircling the neck and foot, the interior with an inscription Tianmin fu gui (Tianmin, father Gui), Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2021

Top six Jade from Roger Keverne Ltd sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 679. A rare archaistic white and russet jade vase, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 16.3cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 10,000 - £ 15,000. Sold for £ 50,250 (€ 58,464). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Crisply carved with four horizontal ribs around the body and neck, the body with a shallow-relief symmetrical design of C-scrollwork on both sides, the stone of white tone with minor cloudy-white and russet inclusions. Note: The luminous tone of the stone of the present piece is further accentuated by the archaistic... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2021

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 3103.  A  small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Takeuchi, Kyoto, 1989The Sze Yuan Tang CollectionSold at Christie’s New York, 16 September 2010, lot 806. Exhibited: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006. Christie’s. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty; 20.5cm high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams Slightly compressed and rising from an oval recessed foot, the wide body with waisted neck ending in a flared rim, decorated with bands of geometric borders with upward archaistic leaf lappets at the neck, flanked at the sides with a pair of narrow vertical looped handles, the domed cover further decorated with archaistic motifs ending in a... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2020

A rare archaistic pale green jade reticulated tripod cup, zhi, 17th-18th century

Lot 30. A rare archaistic pale green jade reticulated tripod cup, zhi, 17th-18th century; 8.8cm (3 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$ 150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (€ 119,465). Photo: Bonhams. Comprising three sections of openwork interlocking key-fret scrolls raised on three kneeling figures, decorated around the exterior with alternating spiral and 'S'-shaped motifs in relief, the stone of pale yellowish-green tone, wood stand. Provenance: An English private collection and thence by descent. The... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2020

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 102. Property From A Japanese Private Collection. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; 17.6cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of pear shape with flaring mouth rim, cast on either side with a band of confronting birds, the pedestal foot encircled by two narrow ribs, the cover decorated with a similar band of confronting birds and a loop handle, the dark greyish-black patina with... [Lire la suite]