04 juin 2018

A large bronze tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 459. A large bronze tripod incense burner, Ding, Late Ming dynasty; incense burner h. 47 cm, 18 1/2  in., overall h. 70 cm, 27 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,000,000 HKD (382,350 USD) to an Asian Private. Courtesy Sotheby's. supported on three waisted columnar legs decorated with animal masks and flanges, the deep rounded body decorated with a band of taotie masks and flanges below a pair of upright handles, fitted with... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 2910. A bronze 'lion' censer and cover, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is cast in the form of a lotus bloom raised on beaded stem on five slender foliate cabriole legs. The cover is surmounted by a lion with its jaws agape and seated on its haunches, with its raised right paw placed on a ball.   Note: In China, the earliest record in... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 904 . A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily cast vessel is raised on a spreading, molded foot encircled by two bow-string bands. The body is decorated with a band of pendant blades enclosing pairs of confronted dragons, and the shoulder is decorated with a band of flower-like... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Gisèle Croës at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Bronze drum stand with three coiled dragons, Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC). Bronze with green and brown patina. Ht. 36,5 cm (14 1/2 in.)- Wd. 53 cm (21 in.) . Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Bell, Bo. Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BC) - Early 7th century. Ht. 42 cm (16 1/2 in). Photo Studio Roger Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen Bronze Mask. Early Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC). Bronze with green patina, malachite crystallization. Wd. 29.5 cm (11 5/8... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 102. The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 581,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body rising to an everted rim, finely cast on each side with a taotie motif with prominent eyes, C-shaped horns and detached body, flanked by descending kui dragons beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 108. The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27 cm; 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. each standing on four paw feet issuing from animal masks cast in relief underneath the short foot ring, the contracted neck with a band of eight phoenixes with protruding eyes, beaks, curled crests and elongated tails between two bowstring bands, centered on two sides by... [Lire la suite]