18 juin 2023

Gong (wine vessel) with the Inscription: “Si Mu Xin”, Late Shang (13th century–1046 BCE)

Gong (wine vessel) with the Inscription: “Si Mu Xin”, Late Shang (13th century–1046 BCE). Whole height 36.0 cm, Length 46.5 cm. Unearthed from the tomb of Fu Hao at Xiaotun, Anyang, 1976. © Henan Museum
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13 janvier 2023

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Sotheby's, CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 2 November 2022

Lot 464. A pair of celadon jade figure of mythical beasts, Ming dynasty or earlier; l. 9.7 cm. Lot sold: 277,200 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 486. A celadon jade figure of Xuanwu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); h. 10.7 cm. Lot sold: 113,400 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.   Lot 468. An archaistic celadon and russet jade 'chilong' rhyton, gong, Ming dynasty... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2022

A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 118. A fine and rare imperial white jade archaistic 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20.2cm (8in) high. (2). Sold for HKD 2,775,000 (Est: HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 In imitation of an archaistic bronze gong, finely carved with stylised phoenix panels on both sides, standing on a slightly splayed foot, carved below the lipped rim with a phoenix head suspending a loose ring, the faceted handle well carved with a... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

Shang dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 12. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Lot Sold: 20,000 USD. (Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's stoutly cast, the body of deep U-form shape raised on three tapering blade supports, the sides with two taotie masks formed of detached scrolled reserves enclosing leiwen and two rectangular protuberant eyes; one centered by a narrow notched flange, the other by the bovine mask loop handle, surmounted by a band of upright... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2021

An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 725. The Luboshez Gong. An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000,000 - USD 6,000,000. Price realised USD 8,604,000. © Christie's 2021  The deep vessel and conformingly shaped cover are finely cast as a fierce tiger at the front and an owl at the back, their heads at either end of the cover above their bodies that decorate the sides of... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2020

A very large bronze archaistic vessel, gong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 2039. A very large bronze archaistic vessel, gong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 20 in. (51 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 443,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The shape of this unusual, hollow vessel was inspired by late Shang dynasty bronze gong or animal-form zun. The upper body is of rounded ewer shape and cast in high relief on two sides with pairs of confronted phoenixes below an elephant and two birds on the neck, at the... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2019

Artcurial will present a selection of nearly 200 lots at its Asian art auction

PARIS.- On 10 June, Artcurial will host an auction dedicated to Asian art. Comprising nearly 200 lots and several private collections, the sale will take us on a voyage throughout the Asian continent including several sections representing Japanese art followed by Chinese art, concluding with South-Eastern Asian art, in particular with pieces from India, Thailand, and Cambodia. Chinese and Japanese art Chinese art will be represented by several outstanding pieces such as a large Doucai porcelain dish, a legacy... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 168. A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The box is shaped as the abdomen of an ox with feet tucked underneath, the cover in the form of an ox head and its upper body. The body of the ox is adorned with swirl motifs interspersed with flame scrolls inlaid with silver and gold, box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2018

Magnificent imperial white jade vessel leads the Hong Kong fine Chinese ceramics and works of art sale

Lot 27. A magnificent Imperial white jade 'phoenix' vessel, gong, Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.8cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€ 870,000 - 1,300,000). Sold for HK$ 11,140,000 (€ 1,219,432) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Hong Kong - Bonhams Hong Kong is privileged to offer for its forthcoming Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale on Tuesday 29 May in Hong Kong, a carefully curated auction of 63 lots, representing the breadth and depth of China's cultural heritage from the... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2017

Early Bronzes at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Dragon-Shaped Gong, Shang Dynasty, 16th - 11th century BC © Shanxi Provincial Museum This Shang dynasty gong is shaped, as usual, like a dragon with bottle horns; its body, however, is elongated compared to other examples. The object is a wine container, made beautiful by the bronze-caster's art. A close up of the dragon's head, and rubbings of the reliefs on the dragon's body, are shown at left. The top of the dragons's body is a lid, that is lifted by the raised knob that can be seen in the photo. This knob could also be... [Lire la suite]