26 octobre 2016

Grain Serving Vessel (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.), ca. 5th century B.C.

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)

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]
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16 février 2013

A very rare celadon jade vessel 'Dui'. China, Ming-dynasty (1368-1644) or earlier

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]
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04 septembre 2012

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Food Vessel (dui), Warring States Period, 4th century BC

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]