21 février 2014

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, early,Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Photo Sotheby's the elegantly curved slender vessel rising from a high splayed foot and surmounted by a trumpet-like mouth, the underside of the zhi decorated in thread relief with a turtle motif, cast inside the vessel with a two-character inscription, the surface with a light malachite encrustation, with fitted stand (2). Height 6 3/4 in., 17 cm. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD Provenance: Private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2014

The Ji Zu Yi Zun. A Magnificent And Important Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC.

The Ji Zu Yi Zun. A Magnificent And Important Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form with four heavy notched flanges on the sides, boldly cast around the slightly bulging waist with two taotie masks with rounded eyes, ‘C’-shaped horns, fangs and clawed arms, the splayed foot decorated with further taotie masks with rectangular slit pupils, upright horns and hooked jaws above the molded foot ring, the flaring neck with four upright blades filled with... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2014

The Fu Ding Jue. A bronze ritual wine vessel, late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

The Fu Ding Jue. A bronze ritual wine vessel, late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Photo Sotheby's the deep ‘U’-shaped body rising from three blade-like legs, decorated in relief with a band of four stylized dragons with raised central eyes and thread-like bodies, reserved on a leiwen ground, interrupted on one side by a loop handle issuing from a bovine head, the rim set with a pair of posts adorned by mushroom caps with sunken whorl patterns, a three-character inscription underneath the handle, the surface with... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2014

The Rong Fu Jue. A bronze ritual wine vessel. Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC.

The Rong Fu Jue. A bronze ritual wine vessel. Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Photo Sotheby's The deep 'U'-shaped body supported on three splayed blade-like legs, decorated on each side with a frieze of taotie mask with prominent eyes on a fine leiwen ground, below a band of scale motifs between two borders of circles, centered by a vertical flange and a loop handle issuing from a bovine head, the long spout and pointed tail forming the rim, surmounted by a pair of posts capped by conical tops with sunken whorl... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2014

A bronze scroll weight, Ming Dynasty

A bronze scroll weight, Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Cast as a recumbent mythical beast with goat-head and lion paws and tail, the back highlighted with a row of circular bosses along the spine, the curly mane and tail finely detailed and showing traces of gilt. 7.5cm (3in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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18 février 2014

A bronze qilin form mirror stand, Ming Dynasty

A bronze qilin form mirror stand, Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The recumbent horned beast with its head raised and turned to the rear, bearing a crescent form receptacle on its back, with a scrolling cloud panel to the front, the body incised to simulate the hide, cast in relief with flame motifs to the haunches. 18.5cm (7.1/4in) long. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,100 - 9,700) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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18 février 2014

A bronze recumbent hound form scroll weight, Ming Dynasty

A bronze recumbent hound form scroll weight, Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Modelled with the head raised, fore paws resting together and tail flicked over the right haunch, wearing a collar with bell attachment. 7.6cm (3in) long. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€970 - 1,500) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
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18 février 2014

A bronze circular incense burner, Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century

A bronze circular incense burner, Xuande six-character mark, 17th-18th century. Photo Bonhams. Standing on a gently splayed circular foot, the compressed globular form decorated with mythical beast-head-handles below the flaring mouth, all covered in a rich, dark muted patina. 14cm (5½in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
18 février 2014

A bronze barrel-shaped incense burner, Xuande six-character mark, Ming Dynasty

A bronze barrel-shaped incense burner, Xuande six-character mark, Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The compressed globular form standing on three small feet and decorated with two raised bands of circular bosses at the rim and base, enclosing two mythical beast-shaped handles. 19cm (7½in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600) Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS. 4 Mar 2014, San Francisco - www.bonhams.com
04 février 2014

Archaic Bronzes and the Wu Dacheng Jijintu Scroll at Sotheby's, 18th march 2014

A Selection of Archaic Bronzes. Photo Sotheby's NEW YORK - Sotheby’s is delighted to present a group of significant archaic bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, together with a handscroll of rubbings taken from actual bronzes that were once in the collection of the celebrated collector Wu Dacheng (1835-1902). It is very rare for such a scroll to appear at auction, and several of the bronzes came from famous Chinese collectors of the 18th-19th centuries. These bronzes have been recorded in various... [Lire la suite]


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