17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 1507. A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 8 in. (20.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading zi X (Son X) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Note: The rare decoration of whorl... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2020

A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 1506. A rare bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Mid-Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vessel is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading fu gui (Father Gui) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Note: The rare decoration of... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2020

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

Lot 1503. A pair of bronze ritual tripod wine vessels, jue, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 7 5/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Each is raised on tall, graceful, blade-shaped legs and cast with a band of taotie masks formed by confronted dragons with bird-form tails, one mask centered by a flange, the other by the handle and a single clan sign, cast on the body beneath the handle., cloth... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A rare clair-de-lune-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3102. A rare clair-de-lune-glazed archaistic vessel, jue, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 11.8 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 562,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's in the form of an archaic bronze tripod wine vessel, the U-shaped body rising from three tall splayed fluted legs to a widely flared rim, surmounted by a pair of capped finials, applied to one side with a loop handle, covered overall in a pale sea-green tone, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2020

Chinese Archaic Bronzes from the Franco Marinotti Collection at Bonhams, 14 May 2015

Coming from a small city in Italy, the extraordinary journey of Franco Marinotti (1891-1966) began in a textile company near Milan (the Filatura Cascami Seta) at the beginning of the 20th century, where he made his way up to the prominent position of managing the Warsaw and Moscow branches. This enriching experience and strong commercial relationships developed in Russia allowed him to launch his own company in 1921, the CICE - Compagnia Industriale Commercio Estero, and have continuous business... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A fine archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 193. A fine archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Late dynasty (1600-1100 BC); 19.5cm high. Estimate HK$300,000 - 400,000. Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€ 44,483). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on three blade-shaped feet, the exterior finely cast in low relief on each side with a taotie mask divided by low vertical flanges, with a pictogram cast beneath the curved handle, surmounted by a pair of capped posts with whorl motifs between the spout and tip, the vessel encrusted overall with an attractive rich... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2020

A green jade dragon-shaped slit ring, jue, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 6. A green jade dragon-shaped slit ring, jue, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 BC); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) wide. Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 375,000 (€ 44,587). Photo: Bonhams. Depicting a dragon chasing after its tail, the flattened body with a series of curvilinear grooves and ridged teeth, the pale green stone with calcification. Bonhams. THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE JADES, Hong Kong, 5 April 2016
04 avril 2020

A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC

Lot 2033. A small bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early Shang dynasty, Erligang period, circa 1600-1500 BC; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of lenticular section, the lower body has a rounded profile and a flat bottom raised on three slender blade-shaped supports that have a median ridge and curve slightly outwards at the ends. The mid-section is cast with three bow-string bands on one... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2021. A bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, jue, Early to Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast in relief around the upper body with a narrow band of two taotie masks, one centered on a single graph cast below the loop handle, which is surmounted by a bovine mask. A pair of... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

An unusual bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 2017. An unusual bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, late Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three tall blade-form supports, and the sides are finely cast with two taotie masks formed by pairs of addorsed birds facing and separated by narrow flanges. One mask is flanked by small descending birds and centered on a further flange,... [Lire la suite]