24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (yu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 95. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (yu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 410,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep U-shaped body with rounded sides rising to an everted rim, cast with a wide band of evenly spaced projecting bosses enclosed within a diamond trellis ground composed of elongated leiwen, surmounted by a narrow band of confronting dragons on a leiwen ground alternately... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 1227. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 9½ in. (24.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body, of S-curved profile, is raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a taotie band, and is cast in low relief with a band of vertical ribs below a band of alternating 'star' and whorl motifs centered on two sides by a small mask cast in relief, and interrupted on the other... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1223. A rare bronze ritual food vessel, yu, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body has an S-profile and is finely cast with three large taotie masks flanked by dragons descending beside the notched flanges that separate the masks and continue up onto the waisted neck and flared mouth rim where they separate panels of three pairs of dragons confronted on a small animal... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1212. A bronze ritual food vessel, liding, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 5 15/16 in. (15 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vessel is raised on three supports leading up into each deep lobe of the body, which is cast in relief with three taotie masks below the flared rim surmounted by a pair of bail handles. The bronze has a mottled milky-green patina. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2 December 1985,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 504. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel (liding), Late Shang-Western Zhou dynasty. Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 150,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep bowl divided into three lobes resting on three tapering columnar supports, the everted rim set with a pair of plain loop handles, each lobe finely cast with a taotie mask with protruding eyes and horns, flanked by descending serpentine animals to the sides, all... [Lire la suite]
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]

02 août 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 993. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate $40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 317,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The body is cast with a band of narrow vertical ribs below a band of long-tailed birds confronted on a simplified mask and reserved on a leiwen ground, interrupted by two animal masks which surmount the handles cast in intaglio on the sides with scrolls and terminating below in... [Lire la suite]
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]