02 août 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1510. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of pear shape and elliptical section, raised on a spreading foot encircled by two bow-string bands, the sides cast with a raised band of angular leiwen spirals between borders of circles, with an animal mask cast in high relief on each side and two loops at the... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC

Lot 8. The Zhong Zhi Fu Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Lot sold 437,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded body resting on a high splayed foot terminating with a straight foot ring, cast below the gently everted rim with a border of four pairs of confronted kui dragons with raised eyes, hooked jaws and flag-like tops, bisected by an animal-mask in high relief on two sides and interrupted by... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1507. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 9 in. (23 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 230,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The sides cast with a 'diamond and boss' band between borders of circles, below four pairs of quilled dragons centered on either a small mask on two sides or the bovine heads that surmount the C-scroll handles that terminate in hooked tabs and are cast with taotie masks, with a... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

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

Lot 5. The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. 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... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 10. The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body resting on a high foot ring encircled by two bowstring bands, decorated on each side of the neck with a taotie mask centered by a shallow flange and flanked by two kui dragons all between two further bowstring bands, the surface with dark silver patina, a... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1506. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of pear shape and oval section, the neck encircled by a band of diamond pattern formed by angular leiwen spirals between narrow borders of D-shaped scales or feathers repeated on the tall foot, with dark grey patina and areas of malachite encrustation.  ... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1505. A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 10¼ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 578,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With plain, broad trumpet-shaped neck, the rounded middle section cast in relief on each side with a large taotie mask with large oblong eyes and flanked by hooked scrolls, the masks divided and separated by flanges repeated on the spreading foot between two pairs of... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 1504. A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high.Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 290,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of broad pear shape and oval section, each side cast with a taotiemask separated and divided by a notched flange that continues up into the upper band of birds with backward-turned heads and curled tails below a band of triangular blades filled with simplified... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 1502. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 7¾ in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides well cast with twotaotie masks flanked by inverted dragons and separated by notched flanges, one mask centered on a flange, the other centered on the inscription cast beneath the loop handle issuing from a bovine mask, with a band of... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC

Lot 1501. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 482,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The trumpet-form neck crisply cast with four blades filled with inverted taotie masks and scrolls rising from a band of angular snakes, with two taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges on the center section and on the spreading foot, those on... [Lire la suite]