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]
29 juillet 2017

A fine white-glazed moulded archaistic vessel, jue, Jiaqing incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820) 

Lot 4153. A fine white-glazed moulded archaistic vessel, jue, Jiaqing incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1796-1820), 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 596,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The rounded cup is raised on three high splayed legs. The broad pouring lip is applied with two lifting posts, moulded with a frieze of archaistic geometric scrollwork and key-pattern, all under an even translucent white glaze with a faint bluish... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A fine and rare carved jadeite archaistic wine cup, jue, late Qing dynasty-early 20th century 

Lot 4276. A fine and rare carved jadeite archaistic wine cup, jue, late Qing dynasty-early 20th century, 6 3/8 in. (16.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,200,000. Price realised HKD 9,020,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The vessel has a wide cupped mouth flanked by two posts in the form of a loop hanging ruyi-cloud shaped loose rings. It is set with a double archaistic dragon handle on the wide side and an mythical-beast head handle hanging loose ring on the narrow side. Intricately... [Lire la suite]