01 avril 2022

A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 717. A very finely cast bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 11 1⁄8 in. (28.1 cm.) wide across handles, cloth box. Price realised USD 226,800 (Estimate USD 200,000 – USD 300,000). © Christie's 2022 The vessel is raised on a tall foot encircled by a band comprised of kui dragons centered on narrow flanges. The body is decorated with a diamond-and-boss pattern below a band with panels of diamond frets centered on two sides by a small... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2022

A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period

Lot 105. A massive archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover (Ding), Early Warring States period. Width 22⅞ in., 58 cm. Lot sold: 69,300 USD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: A.G. Langlois, Jersey, 8th November 1965, lot 291.Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.6.7.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 20. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2022

A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC)

Lot 815. A large archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, gui, Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC); w. 38cm. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD (Estimate: 500,000-700,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Note: Elevated on three legs and decorated with horizontal grooves, this vessel represents one of the archetypal examples of gui produced during the late Western Zhou period (c. 1046-771 BC). Among the gui with comparable motifs, however, the... [Lire la suite]
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]