12 septembre 2018

A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century

Lot 1106. A very rare bronze ritual rectangular wine vessel and cover, fangyi, late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century; 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800,000 - USD 1,200,000. Price realised USD 972,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The vessel of tapering rectangular shape is finely flat-cast on each side with a largetaotie mask between a pair of birds confronted on a 'forehead shield' taotie above and a pair of addorsed dragons below, all reserved on a leiwen ground.... [Lire la suite]