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]

30 janvier 2018

Archaic bronze sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 sept. 2010

Lot 270. A fine archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 standing on three cylindrical legs with steeply rounded sides divided into three lobes, each lobe cast in raised relief with a taotie mask formed from raised bosses for eyes and hooked scrolls accented with intaglio lines reserved on a fine leiwen ground, the lipped rim with... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2017

A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark

Lot 8117. A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark; 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is decorated in repousse on each side in a central band with various mythical sea creatures including winged dragons and horses rising from waves, all in relief, finely chased and gilt against a dark ground, between bands of... [Lire la suite]
25 octobre 2017

The Michael Michaels Collection of Early Chinese Art at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

  Lot 160. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). 13 in (33 cm) high. Estimate 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 105,600 - USD 158,400). Price realised GBP 248,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Michael Michaels (Born: Magdeburg, Germany 1907 - Died: London, England 1986) In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, Michael Michaels fled to Britain as a penniless refugee. His first job was working in a raincoat factory owned by the Hammerson... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]