31 mars 2022

A rare bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel and cover, he, Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 714. A rare bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel and cover, he, Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 12 1⁄4 in. (31.1 cm.) high. Price realised USD 107,100 (Estimate USD 100,000 – USD 150,000). © Christie's 2022 The pear-shaped body is subtly lobed and cast with a double-line border above the three legs. The neck is cast with taotie masks between the top of the handle and the diagonally upright spout. The domed cover is cast below the... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2022

A bronze ewer, he, Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Lot 168. A bronze ewer, he, Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC), length 26.5 cm. Sold: CHF160,000 (Est: CHF60,000 - CHF80,000). © Koller Bronze with russet and green patina, copper inlays in the shape of dragons and geometric patterns and small turquoise inlays. Chain between cover and handle is lost. Minor restorations. Provenance: G. F. Reber collection, Lugano. Purchased with Yamanaka 1927 (Original invoice is at the Central Archive of German and International Art trade, Cologne). Note: A... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2022

A rare archaic bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9)

Lot 834. A rare archaic bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); h. 22.6 cm, w. 28 cm. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD (Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong, early 2000s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
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]
14 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, he, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 5064. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, he, Spring and Autumn period  (771-476 BC); h. 20.5 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Muwen Tang collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
17 octobre 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

 Lot 1509. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod pouring vessel, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 11 ½ in. (29.1 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is cast in relief with three bands of confronted birds, the body of one inverted, bordered by narrow, copper-inlaid bands of continuous scrolls, and is supported on three legs, each in the form of a bird with spread wings perched on the shoulders of a crouching humanoid... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2020

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover, he, Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover, he, Eastern Zhou dynasty; 25.6cm high. Estimate HK$450,000 - 650,000. Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 71,519). Courtesy Bonhams Cast on three straight feet flattened at the ends and issuing from raised animal head finials, the vessel of a compressed globular form with two raised horizontal ribs featuring three bands of frieze decorated with archaistic scrolls and kui dragons in relief, one side showing a slender 'S'-shaped mythical beast spout, the shoulders... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC

Lot 2025. A copper-inlaid bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, he, Warring States period, 5th-4th century BC; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high, 9 in. (23 cm.) across. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The compressed globular body is raised on three slender, waisted supports and is cast around the sides with three raised bands inlaid in copper, the one on the shoulder interrupted by a bird-form spout with backward-curved tail that... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover (he), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 96. A rare archaic bronze ritual ewer and cover (he), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of compressed globular form, supported by three sturdy conical legs, the body cast with a frieze of an undulating wave pattern surmounting rows of softly rounded ribs, a small loop handle emerging from a bovine mask at the side coaxial with a cylindrical spout, the... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

Treasure trove of Asian art to be sold by Hindman auction house

 © 2019 Hindman LCC. CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman LLC today announced the sale of Asian Works of Art, featuring property from the collections of Jane Davis Doggett and The Halim Time and Glass Museum, in addition to Chinese paintings from the estate of Mr. Julius Sih. Items from these collections, alongside numerous exceptional pieces of Chinese bronze and metalwork, will be sold at auction Monday, March 25, and will be on view in Chicago Thursday, March 21 through Monday, March 25. Several outstanding archaic... [Lire la suite]