06 octobre 2018

A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C.

Lot 3109. A Bronze Tripod Vessel, Ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 B.C. H 20cm. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 153,143 - 229,714). Sold price HKD 1,770,000 (USD 225,886). © Poly Auction. The body of the bronze ding is in deep U-shape,supported on three columnar legs, the flattened everted rim set with two small upright loop handles, a band of kuilong encircling the vessel beneath the rim, their bodies comprised of hooked lines and leiwen and shown in 'split representation'... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2018

Tomasso Brothers unveils a new Renaissance bronze discovery

North-Italian, first half 16th century, Figure of a Grieving Youth, bronze, 32.3 cm (12¾ in) high. © Tomasso Brothers LONDON.- Tomasso Brothers Fine Art will unveil an exciting new discovery by the gallery, an Italian Renaissance bronze Figure of a Grieving Youth, at TEFAF Fall New York 2018. This exceptional sculpture joins a superb 18th century carved limewood relief by the renowned French master of the genre, Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent (1753-1835), and a rare early portrait of dogs by the Dutch still... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1104. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tri-lobed body is raised on three slender, columnar legs, and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes flanked by a pair of descending dragons and reserved on a leiwen ground below a narrow band of leiwen. A pair of bail handles rise... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

Atsuyoshi for the Maruki Company, A Bronze Sculpture of a Bear, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century

Lot 19. Atsuyoshi for the Maruki Company, A Bronze Sculpture of a Bear, Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century. Height 9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm). Estimate $10,000 - 15,000. Sold for US$ 21,250 (€ 18,179). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically cast with with dark brown patination, the seated bear looking down at a crab held in its left forepaw, signed on the base with cast characters Atsuyoshi 厚義 within a rectangular reserve and with a seal-style mark Maruki shachū... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 1115. A rare bronze ritual faceted wine vessel, fanghu, early Warring States period, 5th century BC; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The fanghu is raised on four tiger-form supports and is flanked by a pair of tiger-form handles. It is decorated with rectangular panels of scrolls divided by rope-twist bands.  Provenance: The Prince Kung (1880-1936) Collection.The American Art... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century B.C.

Lot 1110. A rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late  Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century B.C.; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 237,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The rounded body is raised on three columnar legs cast in intaglio with triangles pendent from a scroll band and is cast in relief around the sides with three large taotiemasks centered and divided by notched flanges, reserved on a fine leiwen ground and below a pair... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.

Lot 1114. A very rare bronze ritual tripod food vessel, li, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century B.C.; 7 ¼ in. (18 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 492,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The well-cast tripod vessel of compressed form is decorated in high relief on each lobe with a large taotie mask with buffalo horns below the everted rim set with a pair of bail handles. A four-character inscription is cast on the side of the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.

Lot 1111. A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.; 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The body is crisply cast in high relief on each side with a pair of coiled dragons with protruding fangs confronted on a notched flange, and reserved on a leiwen ground. The vessel is flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by animal masks and with a tab cast... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fanding, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.

Lot 1109. A rare bronze ritual rectangular food vessel, fanding, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.; 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Unsold.© Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The deep body of rectangular form is raised on four columnar legs cast in intaglio with triangles pendent from a scroll band. The body is cast in relief on each side with a taotiemask below a band of kui dragons, all reserved on leiwen grounds and centered by notched... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century

Lot 1106. A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century; 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 972,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vessel of tapering rectangular shape is finely flat-cast on each side with a largetaotie mask between a pair of birds confronted on a 'forehead shield' taotie above and a pair of addorsed dragons below, all reserved on a leiwen ground.... [Lire la suite]