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]
09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2021

Shang Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1048. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, Gu, Late Shang dynasty (581-907); h. 30.7cm. Estimate: 380,000 - 480,000 HKD. Unsold. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2012. Lot 1056. An archaic bronze ritual water vessel, Yu, Late Shang dynasty (581-907); d. 26.2 cm, h. 18 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 120,000 HKD. Unsold. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2012. Lot 1058. A pair of... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2021

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 428. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late Shang Dynasty; 17cm (6 3/4in) high. Sold for £ 40,250 (€ 46,773). © Bonhams The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three spreading 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 studs evenly spaced within a diamond pattern, one side set with a loop handle, a pictogram under the handle, Japanese wood box.   ... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2021

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty, 1600-1046 BC

Lot 3044. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). H 20.5cm. Estimate No Reserve Price. Sold Price: HKD 204,000 (USD 26,154). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Collection of Shang Chengzuo (1902-1991). Literature: 1. Shang Chengzuo, Shi er jia ji jin tu lu [Catalogue of Twelve Families of Ancient Chinese Bronzes], 1935, no. 162. Luo Zhenyu, San dai ji jin wen cun [Bronze Inscription of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vol. 15, 1937,... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2021

Paire de coupes en forme de Jue archaisants, Chine, Dehua, Dynastie Qing, ca 17°-18° siècles

Lot 71. Paire de coupes en forme de Jue archaisants, Chine, Dehua, Dynastie Qing, ca 17°-18° siècles. Porcelaine monochrome « blanc de Chine ». H. H. 5,4 et 6,8 cm. Est: €400- €600. Sold: 2 300 €. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.20372 Acquis à Hong Kong en 1968) Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Collections de la Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (1ère vente). Lundi 22 Mars 2021 14:00. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel Tél. :... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late Shang Dynasty

Lot 1001. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late Shang Dynasty; h. 19.3 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Dr. L. Carrington Goodrich (1894-1986), former Dean Long Professor Emeritus of Chinese and founder of the East Asian Studies department at Columbia University, New York. Christie's London, 6th November 2012, lot 160. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan,... [Lire la suite]