11 août 2019

Archaic Bronze sold at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1270. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BC; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides well cast in relief on each side with two dragons confronted on a notched flange set atop a shield shape beneath an animal mask, each with coiled body, clawed foot and open jaws exposing protruding fangs below the backward-curved snout, reserved on a leiwen ground and... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 14. A bronze gui, Western Zhou dynasty; 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body supported on a high foot and rising to a flared mouth, cast with a narrow triple band of leiwen centred on stylised confronting dragons forming taotie masks, the loop handles cast with swirl patterns springing from bottle horned bovine masks. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, 1953. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 993. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 317,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The body is cast with a band of narrow vertical ribs below a band of long-tailed birds confronted on a simplified mask and reserved on a leiwen ground, interrupted by two animal masks which surmount the handles cast in intaglio on the sides with scrolls and terminating below in... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 37. A rare polychrome enamelled incense burner, gui, Late Ming Dynasty; 16cm (6 1/4in) wide. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Of compressed globular shape, finely enamelled in tones of red, green, turquoise and yellow around the exterior with a continuous scene of egrets, kingfishers, and a pair of mandarin ducks in a lotus pond, flanked by a pair of mythical-beast-head handles.  Note: Compare with a related polychrome-enamelled incense burner, dated 1620, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

A pair of bronze ritual vessels and covers, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC)

Lot 513. A pair of bronze ritual vessels and covers, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC). L.: 33 cm. (13 in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 43,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Reposant sur trois pieds surmontés par des masques de chimères reliés par une frise de pétales stylisées, la panse globulaire rehaussée de deux anses en forme de têtes de chimères et ornée d'une frise de deux masques de chimères et de volutes stylisées, ce décor repris sur le couvercle ;... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2018

A partial gilt bronze censer, Gui, 17th century

Lot 199. A partial gilt bronze censer, Gui, 17th century. l. : 22 cm (8 3/4 in.). Estimation 5 000 - 7 000 €. Vendu 10 400 €. © Artcurial Dans le style de Hu Wenming, à décor d'animaux fabuleux au centre sur fond de flots, d'une frise de dragons stylisés près du col et de fleurs au pied, marque d'atelier de la province de Yunjian à la base ; usures. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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08 décembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC)

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC). H. : 15 cm (6 in.) L. : 30 cm (11 3/4 in.) Estimate: €30,000 - €40,000 (US$33,899 - US$45,199). © Artcurial. Reposant sur un pied évasé incisé de dragons gui stylisés, la panse bombée rehaussée de pointes sur fond incisé de losanges, sous une frise de motifs géométriques losangés encadrant deux masques de taotie en relief, les anses arrondies ornées au sommet de têtes de bovins ; patine brun-vert avec petites... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2018

Sotheby's Paris Art d'Asie led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls, Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period

PARIS - Sotheby's Paris sales are renowned for the quality and selection of objects offered. The december sale is led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls bearing Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period.  Further highlights include a selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) whose important collection of early Ming blue and white porcelains was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.   Lot... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2. A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold Lot Sold 112,500 HKD (14,385 USD). © Sotheby's. the compressed body surmounted by a pair of mythical animal heads issuing loop handles, chased in relief with a band of auspicious emblems, the base incised with Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi (made by Hu Wenming of Yunjian) within a... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]