12 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 33. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Gui), Western Zhou dynasty. Width 13½ in., 34.2 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 151,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the compressed globular body raised on three mask-and-paw legs beneath a waisted circular foot, cast with recessed horizontal bands between borders of stylized birds at the rim and abstract cicada-lappets at the foot, set to each side with D-form handles issuing from large horned-animal masks and suspending tabs... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2021

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

Lot 1045. A copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); h. 22.5 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 2012. Lot 1062. A pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels and covers, Gui, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); w. 26.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD. (C)... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 5074. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 26.8 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Wong & Sons Art Gallery, New York, 3rd July 1993 (USD10,000). Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
09 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, dou, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5024. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, dou, Warring States period; 31.8 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 100,800 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s, by repute. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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]