26 octobre 2016
Grain Serving Vessel (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.), ca. 5th century B.C. Bronze. H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.7a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This vessel’s deeply reserved ornamentation was meant to be filled with colored inlay. The lid, when inverted, functions as a serving dish.
22 septembre 2013
A tall and exceptional bronze vessel 'dui'. China, late Eastern Zhou-dynasty (770-256 BC). Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Globular vessel, consisting of 2 identically arranged hemispheres, each with 2 loop handles and inscriptions. The upper and the lower bowl each supported by 3 scrolled legs in the shape of mythical creatures (partly rest.). The wall with a fine relief border depicting ornamental birds and oval cicada ornaments. H. 44,5 cm. Estimation : 12 000 € - The characteristic shpae of the... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2013
A very rare celadon jade vessel 'Dui'. China, Ming-dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier. Photo Auktionshaus Stahl Carved green brownish jade. Exceptional large and spheric vessel with cover in characteristic shape. The cover and the lower part each with 2 ring-handles and 3 plastical pommels in the shape of mythical beasts. At the wall a relief with spiral decoration and a central radial reserve with Chilong dragons.At the cover 6 additional sections in fretwork. H. 19,5 cm, diam. 25 cm. Estimation : 4 000... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2012
An Archaic Bronze Ritual Food Vessel (dui), Warring States Period, 4th century BC. Photo Sotheby's the rounded body with a short waisted neck rising to a flat everted rim and with a pair of small ring handles to either side, cast in relief with three rows of smooth bosses, all supported on three short cabriole legs, the patina a silvery gray-green with light patches of encrustation, Japanese wood box (2). Width 10 in., 25.5 cm - ESTIMATION 60,000-80,000 USD PROVENANCE: Old... [Lire la suite]