01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 988. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on three blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with twotaotie masks formed by pairs of addorsed birds, one mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by an inscription cast under the handle. A pair of capped posts decorated with whorls rise from the rim. The... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 987. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The trumpet-shaped neck is cast with four cicada blades, the central and bottom sections with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, which are divided by four vertical ribbed flanges. There is extensive malachite encrustation, Japanese double wood box, the interior of one box... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century

Lot 985. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel has a deep body raised on three tall blade-shaped supports and is cast on the sides with three bow-string bands interrupted by the handle. The pair of posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with comma spirals. There is extensive malachite encrustation, Japanese Meiji-period wood... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

An unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Liding, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang Period, circa 1500 BC

Lot 984. An unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessel, Liding, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang Period, circa 1500 BC; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate $15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on three tapering hollow supports positioned below each deep lobe. The lower body is cast in thread relief with a double zigzag band, and a scroll band is cast below the flared rim from which rises a pair of bail handles. The vessel has a mottled grey and... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2018

A magnificent and important bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang- early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th century BC)

Lot 40. A magnificent and important bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang- early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th century BC); 12 ¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 400,000  Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 The bulbous mid-section and the spreading lower body of the vase are boldly cast withtaotie masks interspersed with thick vertical flanges. Upright blades decorate the wide flaring cylindrical neck, also separated by flanges which protrude... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual water vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 906. A bronze ritual water vessel, pan, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 14 ¼ in. (39.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The shallow body is flanked by a pair of upright U-shaped handles and decorated on the exterior with a band of scrolls, above a band of reversed Z-shapes with cusped ends on the pedestal foot. The interior has a later-added graph in the center and inscription to one... [Lire la suite]