18 avril 2022

A black stone slit disc (Jue), Neolithic period-Shang dynasty

Lot 226. A black stone slit disc (Jue), Neolithic period-Shang dynasty; Diameter 2⅛ in., 5.4 cm. Lot sold: 1,134 USD (Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Speed Art Museum. Provenance: - Christie's New York, 1st June 1990, lot 3 (part lot).  - Collection of William H. and Sophia H. Harrison. - Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 2000 (acc. no. 2000.13.25). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2022

A calcified jade slit disc (Jue), Neolithic period-Shang dynasty

Lot 225. A calcified jade slit disc (Jue), Neolithic period-Shang dynasty; Diameter 1⅛ in., 2.9 cm. Lot sold: 2,016 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Speed Art Museum. Provenance: - Christie's New York, 1st June 1990, lot 3 (part lot).  - Collection of William H. and Sophia H. Harrison. - Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 2000 (acc. no. 2000.13.24). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2022

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

Lot 712. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 3⁄4 in. (22.2 cm.) high. Price realised USD 22,680 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022 The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports and is flat-cast on the sides with a band of stylized dragons below a band of cruciform motifs all on a leiwen ground. The posts that rise from the rim have conical caps cast with whorl motifs. An inscription, nan (son) is cast... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 3. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty. Height 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a two-character inscription beneath the handle reading Fu Wu. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Toeg. Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1963, lot 180. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.2.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty

Lot 4. Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD. Lot sold: 10,710 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of H.K. Burnet. Sotheby's London, 3rd April 1941, lot 229. Collection of Professor D.M.S. Watson FSA (1886-1973). Sotheby's London, 19th October 1965, lots 18 and 19. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.9. Sotheby's. A Journey... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

Shang dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 12. A bronze tripod ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC. Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Lot Sold: 20,000 USD. (Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's stoutly cast, the body of deep U-form shape raised on three tapering blade supports, the sides with two taotie masks formed of detached scrolled reserves enclosing leiwen and two rectangular protuberant eyes; one centered by a narrow notched flange, the other by the bovine mask loop handle, surmounted by a band of upright... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2021

Two blue and white archaistic wine vessels and stands, jue, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2903. Two blue and white archaistic wine vessels and stands, jue, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period (1736-1795); The larger, 5 3⁄8 in.(13.5 cm) high overall. Price realised HKD 2,125,000 (Estimate HKD 500,000-HKD 700,000). © Christie's 2021 Each jue is decorated to the exterior in vibrant shades of cobalt blue depicting cranes in flight admist scrolling clouds. The body is supported on three feet decorated with floral scrolls. Both stands are similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2021

Selected Libation Cups and Works of Art from The H.G. Beasley Collection at Alastair Gibson Auctions, 18 november 2021

The Collection of H. G. Beasley (1881 – 1939) Harry Geoffrey Beasley was born on the 18th of December 1881 in East Plumstead, Kent, the son of Charles Beasley, a wealthy business man and owner of the North Kent Brewery, Plumstead. The business was a successful Victorian family enterprise, brewing its own beers and bottling imported beers such as Guinness Stout from Dublin. It held two Royal warrants: H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES and H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH and was eventually taken over by Courage in the 1960’s. Harry, one of... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou

    Lot 153. An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou; 7in (17.8cm) across, cloth wrap, wood box. Sold for US$ 24,062 (€ 20,546). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of deep bowl form with an everted rim and high waisted foot, the central band cast with short pointed bosses each set into a leiwen patterned ground below narrow frieze of leiwen and zoomorphs under the flared rim and more widely spaced taotie masks at the waisted foot, malachite and earthen... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]