23 février 2019

A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 352. A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The deep U-shaped body raised on three blade supports and crisply cast in thread relief with two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band, one confronted on a shallow flange, the other on the C-shaped handle, the rim rising to a peak opposite the long spout... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

An early bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang phase, 16th century BC 

Lot 347. An early bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang phase, 16th century BC; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Thinly cast and raised on three slender blade supports, with elliptical domed body below a band of cast decoration on the upper body, consisting of a taotie mask on one side and two abstract dragons on the reverse confronted on the thin loop handle, the rim... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1232. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on three blade-form supports, the deep sides cast with two taotie masks formed by two oblong eyes, scrolls and leiwen compartmentalized within raised borders, one mask centered on the C-scroll handle issuing from a bovine mask and cast beneath with two pictographs,... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2019

A clair-de-lune-glazed jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 159. A clair-de-lune-glazed jue, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). 12cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. © Sotheby’s the U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular feet to a widely flaring rim slightly extended to one end, set with two short posts with round finials, the body with a loop handle to one side, applied overall with a pale bluish glaze, the base with a four-character seal mark. Provenance: Collection of Robert Chang... [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]
28 octobre 2017

An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, jue, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 149. An Archaic bronze drinking vessel, jue, Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 19,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body raised on three slender blade legs, crisply cast in low relief with a pair of taotieanimal masks reserved on a leiwen ground and centered by a raised flange on one side and a loop handle on the other side, all set below a band of upright plantain leaves around the flaring rim... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty

Lot 146. A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty. length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly cast vessel, elegantly balanced on three thin tapered legs, rising to a flat-bottom hourglass body flaring at the rim to a sharp elliptical point opposite a long channeled spout flanked by two small nail-head posts on the rim, one side cast with a curved... [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]
05 août 2017

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th century BC 

Lot 1514. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th century BC, 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides cast in relief with twoleiwen-filled taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band and separated by narrow notched flanges, one mask centered on a flange, the other on the graph cast beneath the handle that issues from a bovine mask,... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 1502. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 7¾ in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Raised on three blade-shaped supports, the sides well cast with twotaotie masks flanked by inverted dragons and separated by notched flanges, one mask centered on a flange, the other centered on the inscription cast beneath the loop handle issuing from a bovine mask, with a band of... [Lire la suite]