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]
14 septembre 2018

A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1116. A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular body is raised on the backs of three squatting, bird-like mythological creatures with feathered wings, scaly bodies, ornate horns and front claws clasped in front of the chest, and the sides are crisply cast in relief with two registers of intricate, interlocking... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2016

Altomani & Sons at TEFAF 2016

He (wine vessel), China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770 BC-221 AD. Bronze, 26 x 24 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Pietro Bracci (Rome 1700-1773), A wild seahorse restrained by a Triton, model for the Trevi Fountain. Circa 1759. Terracotta, 37 x 31 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Literature: Sherman E. Lee, 'A bozzetto attributed to Bernini', in Art Quarterly, 1951, pp. 66-71 Altomani & Sons (stand 177). Director(s):Giancarlo Ciaroni , Anna Maria Altomani, Andrea... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2014

Bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, in the form of a winged animal, China, Eastern Zhou, Warring States period, 475 - 221 BC

Bronze ritual pouring vessel, he, in the form of a winged animal, China, Eastern Zhou, Warring States period, 475 - 221 BC. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd. Length: 12 inches, 30.5 cm. Height: 11 ½ inches, 29.2 cm This rare and impressive pouring vessel, he, was used in ritual ceremonies for heating liquids such as water or beer. Although many extant he have animalistic elements in their decorative scheme – mostly in the spout and the handle – it is extremely rare to find examples cast as a complete animal, showing... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2014

A creamy white crackle glazed, soft paste ewer and cover, He, 18th century

A creamy white crackle glazed, soft paste ewer and cover, He, 18th century. Photo Bonhams. Of archaistic form, the compressed globular body set on three cabriole feet with relief decorated panels, the upright loop handle with stylised beast heads on a stippled ground, the S-shaped spout of similar form, a circular loop handle to the opposing side, the body encircled by two simulated rope twist bands in relief, enclosing incised linear archaistic motifs and bordered by further incised bands of scrolling design, the cover with... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2010

Qianlong mark and period blue and white ewer (he) & narcissus bowl

A blue and white ewer (he). Qianlong mark and period. photo Sotheby's of archaistic he form, painted in underglaze-blue around the sides with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' amidst lotus flowers - height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 6,000—8,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD PROVENANCE: Warren Cox, New York, 1969. A rare blue and white narcissus bowl. Qianlong seal mark and period. photo Sotheby's supported on four angled feet of ruyi outline, the sides painted with intertwined flower scrolls encircling a central... [Lire la suite]