01 avril 2022

A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 717. A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 1⁄8 in. (28.1 cm.) wide across handles, cloth box. Price realised USD 226,800 (Estimate USD 200,000 – USD 300,000). © Christie's 2022 The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of kui dragons centered on narrow flanges. The body is decorated with a diamond-and-boss pattern below a band with panels of diamond frets centered on two sides by a small... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 104. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Width across handles 9¼ in., 23.8 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.5.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 8. Note: The cast vertical bands of decoration seen on... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

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

Lot 15. A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Lot Sold: 125,000 USD. (Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2022

A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 815. A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); w. 38cm. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD (Estimate: 500,000-700,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Note: Elevated on three legs and decorated with horizontal grooves, this vessel represents one of the archetypal examples of gui produced during the late Western Zhou period (c. 1046-771 BC). Among the gui with comparable motifs, however, the... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 38. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang dynasty. Diameter 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 supported on a tall splayed foot, the wide U-shaped body rising to an everted rim, the central body boldly cast with a wide band of studded bosses arranged in lozenge panels composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of kuilong with bulging eyes against... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 33. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty. Width 13½ in., 34.2 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 151,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed globular body raised on three mask-and-paw legs beneath a waisted circular foot, cast with recessed horizontal bands between borders of stylized birds at the rim and abstract cicada-lappets at the foot, set to each side with D-form handles issuing from large horned-animal masks and suspending tabs... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 32. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (Gui), Late Shang - Early Western Zhou dynasty. Diameter 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep rounded sides cast with a band of vertical ribs below a frieze of alternating mythical beast masks and whorls further separated by two horned mythical beast masks cast in high relief, the sides framed by a pair of D-form handles issuing from bovine masks and set with pendent tabs, all supported on a tall... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

Eastern Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1045. A copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); h. 22.5 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 2012. Lot 1062. A pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels and covers, Gui, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); w. 26.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD. (C)... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty

  Lot 5033. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty; across handles 28 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 403,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2012. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
01 mai 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th century BC

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th century BC; h. 14 cm. Estimate: 1,200,000- 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold: 2,394,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast with a deep 'U'-shaped body, the sides decorated with large taotie masks bisected by a vertical flange and flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by bovine heads and ending in hooked tabs, all supported on a tall pedestal foot decorated with a band of confronting sinewy dragons, the... [Lire la suite]