26 août 2017

Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E.

Roman Bronze Lion with Eyes Inlaid in Silver, 1st century B.C.E.-1st century C.E. Bronze and silver, W. 14.2 cm. © Miho Museum This bronze figure has a wildly disheveled mane and its legs arranged in a very life-like manner, creating a powerful, extremely realistic image of a lion. Here the lion is shown crouching low, as it targets its prey, emitting a low growl, walking slowly with head turned slightly to the right. The fangs and eyes created with silver inlay add a bit of low piercing light to his face. The Fuller... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2017

Christie's announces Asian Art Week: A series of auctions, viewings, and events

Lot 907. The Ya Yi Fangding. A Highly Important and Rare Bronze Rectangular Ritual Food Vessel, late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC, 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 8-15. This season presents seven distinct sales featuring over 800 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC 

Lot 1529. A rare bronze tuning key, qin zhen yao, Warring States Period, 3rd century BC, 2 5/8 in. (6.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Cast at the top with a seated mythical beast grasping in its front claws two snakes which encircle the faceted shaft, with allover milky green patina, wood stand. Provenance: Count Antoine Seilern (1901-1978) Collection, England.Wolfgang Burchard, London, prior to 1982.Christie's, London, 17... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC 

Lot 1528. A finely cast bronze bell, bo zhong, Warring States Period, 5th century BC, 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 125,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 194,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of lenticular form, each side with a plain central panel flanked by alternating rows of coiled serpent bosses and interlaced dragon scroll, all within raised borders, the dragon scroll repeated in a shaped configuration below and again on the flat top below the handle formed by two confronted... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2017

A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC 

Lot 1518. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC, 9½ in. (24 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 326,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 With deep rounded sides flaring very slightly towards the flat everted rim, finely flat-cast with a band of three taotie masks with convex pupils flanked by pairs of addorsed birds with backward-turned heads and curled tails, all reserved on a leiwen ground, raised on a slightly... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

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

Lot 1517. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 626,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three columnar supports, the body lobed above each leg and cast in relief with three taotie masks centered on a flange and reserved on a leiwen ground, below a narrow band of cicadas also on a leiwen ground and arranged in threes confronted on... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2017

A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC 

Lot 1516. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC, 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 182,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports, the S-curved body cast with a band of elongated taotie masks centered on narrow flanges below a band of upright scroll-filled blades repeated on the sides of the waisted posts that rise from the rim, the tops of the posts with a... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1515. A rare bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jiao, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three tall curved blade-form legs, the body cast in relief with two taotie masks, one divided by the loop handle, the other divided by a narrow vertical flange, all beneath a band of upright blades at the flared mouth, with an inscription cast on the interior at... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

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

Lot 1514. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th century BC, 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides cast in relief with twoleiwen-filled taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band and separated by narrow notched flanges, one mask centered on a flange, the other on the graph cast beneath the handle that issues from a bovine mask,... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A large bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 1511. A large bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC, 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Raised on four flat legs cast as compressed dragons with clawed feet, the sides horizontally ribbed below a band of angular scroll flat-cast below the rim, the loop handle formed by the arched body of a horned dragon biting the rim in its jaws, with a fifteen-character... [Lire la suite]