19 juillet 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 59. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, Yu, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm; Diameter 9 3/4  in., 24.8 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded body with an everted rim all raised on a tall splayed foot, a frieze below the rim decorated with stylized dragon motifs, bi-sectioned by three raised taotie masks, similarly on the foot but without the... [Lire la suite]

12 janvier 2019

A large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1240. A large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 782,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The deep rounded sides crisply cast in high relief with four large taotie masks centered on and separated by notched flanges, which also divide and separate confronted birds on the pedestal foot, the pairs of similar birds below the everted rim similarly... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC)

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, gui, China, early Western Zhou dynasty (1027-770 BC). H. : 15 cm (6 in.) L. : 30 cm (11 3/4 in.) Estimate: €30,000 - €40,000 (US$33,899 - US$45,199). © Artcurial. Reposant sur un pied évasé incisé de dragons gui stylisés, la panse bombée rehaussée de pointes sur fond incisé de losanges, sous une frise de motifs géométriques losangés encadrant deux masques de taotie en relief, les anses arrondies ornées au sommet de têtes de bovins ; patine brun-vert avec petites... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.

Lot 1111. A finely cast bronze ritual food vessel, gui, early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century B.C.; 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The body is crisply cast in high relief on each side with a pair of coiled dragons with protruding fangs confronted on a notched flange, and reserved on a leiwen ground. The vessel is flanked by a pair of loop handles surmounted by animal masks and with a tab cast... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Very Rare Archaic Bronzes Lead Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

© Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON - Bonhams is delighted to offer an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art, for sale on 17 May 2018 at New Bond St, London. The highlights include rare works of art ranging from archaic bronzes, early ceramics and later porcelain, Buddhist stone sculptures, Buddhist and Daoist bronze figures to jade, Imperial silk textiles, Imperial lacquer wares and coromandel screens. Many of the objects boast important collection provenance, including from a Royal Collection, Lord Cunliffe,... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC.

Lot 903. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th Century BC; 11 ¾ in. (30.5 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of eight dissolved taotie with raised, oblong eyes. The upper body is decorated with a band of birds with crests and long tails centered on two sides by a small animal mask cast in relief, and... [Lire la suite]

13 février 2018

A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 904. A rare large bronze ritual food vessel, yu, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 15 ¼ in. (37.7 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 287,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl-shaped vessel is flanked by a pair of projecting, inverted U-shaped handles. The exterior is decorated with a narrow band of whorls alternating with stylized dragons, and the foot is cast with a band of threetaotie masks. The bottom of the interior is... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 102. The Tian Shi Bi Xin Gui. An important bronze ritual food vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD. Lot sold 581,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. the rounded body rising to an everted rim, finely cast on each side with a taotie motif with prominent eyes, C-shaped horns and detached body, flanked by descending kui dragons beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2018

The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 108. The Lu Hou Gui. An important pair of bronze ritual food vessels, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27 cm; 10 1/4 in., 26 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 USD. Lot sold 1,025,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. each standing on four paw feet issuing from animal masks cast in relief underneath the short foot ring, the contracted neck with a band of eight phoenixes with protruding eyes, beaks, curled crests and elongated tails between two bowstring bands, centered on two sides by... [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]