17 octobre 2020

A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th c. BC

Lot 1509. A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and  Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each vessel and cover is cast with bands of hooked scrolls and horizontal grooves. Each vessel is flanked by handles surmounted by dragon heads with large horns, and supported on three mask and paw feet. Each cover is cast inside the... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

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

Lot 1505. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is cast below the rim with a narrow band of dragons centered on either side by an animal mask in relief and interrupted by handles that issue from animal heads and are cast on the sides with intaglio scrolls above the pendent, hooked tabs. The foot is encircled by a similar dragon band... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later

Lot 3180. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate $60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised $149,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The S-curved body is raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a band of four taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons confronted on narrow flanges, and is encircled below the everted rim with a band of four similar taotie masks, the... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, gui, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC)

Lot 196. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, gui, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC); 23.8cm wide. Estimate HK$500,000 - 800,000. Sold for HK$ 625,000 (€ 74,139). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on three blade-shaped feet, the exterior finely cast in low relief on each side with a taotie mask divided by low vertical flanges, with a pictogram cast beneath the curved handle, surmounted by a pair of capped posts with whorl motifs between the spout and tip, the vessel encrusted... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2020

A white jade ceremonial blade, gui, Shang Dynasty or later

Lot 9. A white jade ceremonial blade, gui, Shang Dynasty or later; 21.1cm (8 1/4in) long. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 2,680,000 (€ 318,653). Photo: Bonhams. With sides flared towards the cutting edge, decorated on one side with an incised taotie mask and a bird on the other, below a large hole drilled above six concentric ridges, the top of the butt end carved with a pair of square notches at each side, each notch detailed with cicadas and drilled with two smaller holes, the... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2020

A spinach-green jade incense burner and cover, gui, 18th-19th century

Lot 39. A spinach-green jade incense burner and cover, gui, 18th-19th century; 16.4cm (6 1/2in) wide. Estimate HK$ 60,000-80,000. Sold for HK$ 125,000 (€ 14,933). Photo: Bonhams. The deep rounded body raised on a spreading foot, with a pair of archaic mythical beast mask handles on each side, intricately carved in shallow relief with taotie masks amidst ruyi scrolls, and six evenly-spaced short vertical flanges below the mouth rim, the domed cover with a further band... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 56. A rare archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; 24.8cm (9 3/4in) wide. Estimate £ 8,000-12,000. Sold for £ 27,500 (€ 31,469). Courtesy Bonhams.  The compressed globular vessel with flaring rim raised on a tall stepped foot, cast with a narrow band containing four sets of intricate taotie masks formed with raised eyes and asymmetric scrolls, bisected by animal masks to each side and flanked by a pair of loop handles with pendants issuing from ox heads, the foot... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2020

A small cloisonné enamel archaistic platformed vessel and cover, gui, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 4021. A small cloisonné enamel archaistic platformed vessel and cover, gui, Qianlong cast four-character mark within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The vessel is of compressed globular form, colourfully decorated with a pair of taotie masks between two friezes of kui dragons. The sides applied with a pair of loop... [Lire la suite]