17 octobre 2020

A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and Autumn period, 8th-7th c. BC

Lot 1509. A pair of bronze ritual food vessels and covers, gui, Late Western Zhou dynasty-Early Spring and  Autumn period, 8th-7th century BC; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each vessel and cover is cast with bands of hooked scrolls and horizontal grooves. Each vessel is flanked by handles surmounted by dragon heads with large horns, and supported on three mask and paw feet. Each cover is cast inside the... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States Period, 5th century BC

Lot 2072. A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States Period, 5th century BC; 14 11/16 in. (37.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The large and heavily cast vessel of globular form raised on cabriole legs, flanked at the shoulder by upright rectangular loop handles, the domed cover surmounted by a raised disc, the central body and cover cast with a dense design of stylised... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

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

Lot 1241. A very rare bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 302,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on a tall, splayed pedestal foot cast around the sides with four taotie masks framed by the pendent blades of the long handles which issue from bovine masks with pronounced horns and interrupt a band of alternating whorls and descending dragons... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 161. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Width 14 in., 35.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slightly compressed ovoid form, cast with four horizontal ribs below a band of intertwined stylized dragons, a large pair of horned animal masks issuing loop handles with pendent tabs to each side, the design repeated on the domed cover surmounted by an everted ring knob, all... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 103. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (gui), Late Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th-8th century BC. Width 15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's raised on three paw feet issuing from stylized animal masks, cast in high relief on the splayed base decorated with a gadrooned border, the bombé form body with four horizontal grooves below a border of stylized hooked dragon motifs, centered on taotie and... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 206. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC). Width across handles 27.5 cm, 10¾ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the deep U-shaped sides flaring slightly at the mouth, flanked by a pair of loop handles issuing from bovine masks and terminating in a pendent tab, cast around the body with a large band featuring a pair of prominent confronted kui dragons and centered on a raised mask forming a... [Lire la suite]

26 octobre 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Ding, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2. A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, Ding, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). Price realised GBP 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar legs and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes, all reserved on a leiwen ground. A pair of inverted U-shaped handles rises from the rim. There is a later-added... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 1. A bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) wide, across the handles. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,550 - USD 64,250). Price realised GBP 77,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is cast with horizontal grooves between a double band of stylised scale patterns to the rim and a lappet band to the foot and is flanked by two animal-head C-form handles. The vessel is supported on three claw-form feet with animal... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period (B.C. 475-221) 

Lot 15. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period (B.C. 475-221), 3 in. (33 cm.) diam. wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 25,000 (USD 32,350). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular vessel is finely cast with two angular upright handles decorated with entwined kui dragons. The body is cast with two furtherkui dragon bands, separated by a raised 'rope-twist' band, all supported on three cabriole feet. The... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2009

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century

A yellow-glazed molded archaistic ritual food vessel and cover, gui. 19th century Of oblong section, the vessel decorated with bands of archaistic motifs, with a pair of loop handles issuing from dragon heads, and raised on a pedestal base with domed lower section, the domed cover decorated en suite and in the center with a foliated dragon amidst clouds surrounded by four upright flanges with scalloped edges, covered overall with a glaze of deep yellow tone. 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across handles - Est. $10,000 - $15,000 ... [Lire la suite]