07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2019

A very rare bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Spring and Autumn period, 7th century BC

Lot 1005. A very rare bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Spring and Autumn period, 7th century BC; 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) long. Estimate $250,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is raised on four intricate, openwork legs surmounted by coiled birds, and the sides are horizontally grooved between upper and lower bands of angular interlaced dragon scroll. The handle is cast with elongated scroll designs between dragon head terminals at either end, the head at the rim... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2019

A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 364. A bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) long. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized: USD 116,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Raised on four flat legs ending in claws, the forelegs cast at the top with dragon masks while the back forelegs are cast at the top as haunches, as if the four legs together represent a complete animal, the side horizontally ribbed below a band of scales flat-cast below the rim, with a loop handle formed by... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A large bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC

Lot 1511. A large bronze ritual pouring vessel, yi, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC, 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Raised on four flat legs cast as compressed dragons with clawed feet, the sides horizontally ribbed below a band of angular scroll flat-cast below the rim, the loop handle formed by the arched body of a horned dragon biting the rim in its jaws, with a fifteen-character... [Lire la suite]