11 août 2019

Archaic Bronze sold at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1270. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BC; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides well cast in relief on each side with two dragons confronted on a notched flange set atop a shield shape beneath an animal mask, each with coiled body, clawed foot and open jaws exposing protruding fangs below the backward-curved snout, reserved on a leiwen ground and... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2019

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

Lot 990. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with two taoie masks with rounded eyes separated by a notched flange, one mask is centered by a further flange, and the other by the handle, all below a band of triangular blades. A pair of posts with conical... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 988. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on three blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with twotaotie masks formed by pairs of addorsed birds, one mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by an inscription cast under the handle. A pair of capped posts decorated with whorls rise from the rim. The... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2019

A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century

Lot 985. A bronze ritual tripod wine vesse, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel has a deep body raised on three tall blade-shaped supports and is cast on the sides with three bow-string bands interrupted by the handle. The pair of posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with comma spirals. There is extensive malachite encrustation, Japanese Meiji-period wood... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 230. A famille-rose archaistic libation cup (jue), Jiaqing mark and period (1796-1820). Length 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the U-shaped body raised on three splayed triangular feet, flaring at the rim, one side with a broad rounded extension, the other with a channeled spout tapering to a point, set with two short posts with rounded finials, a small raised gilt fillet encircling the body, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 20.1cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, the exterior boldly cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes separated by flanges, one side set with a... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A moulded yellow-glazed archaistic tripod libation cup, jue, 18th-19th century

Lot 165. A moulded yellow-glazed archaistic tripod libation cup, jue, 18th-19th century; 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000 (USD 6,515 - USD 10,424). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. This vessel is supported on three elegant splayed legs, and is decorated with two stylised taotie masks either side of the beast-head handles between raised bow string bands, a pair of mushroom-capped posts rising from the rim. There is a four-character archaistic seal script mark below the mouth... [Lire la suite]
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]