08 octobre 2020

A pair of unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessels, liding, Mid-Shang dynasty, 14th-13th century BC

Lot 1504. A pair of unusual bronze ritual tripod food vessels, liding, Mid-Shang dynasty, 14th-13th century BC; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The exterior of each tri-lobed vessel is cast below the rim with a narrow band of scrolls that taper in a diagonal from a central "eye," all between two rows of circles, cloth boxes. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1991. ... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2020

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, gui, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC)

Lot 196. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel, gui, Western Zhou Dynasty (circa 1100-771 BC); 23.8cm wide. Estimate HK$500,000 - 800,000. Sold for HK$ 625,000 (€ 74,139). Photo: Bonhams. Raised on three blade-shaped feet, the exterior finely cast in low relief on each side with a taotie mask divided by low vertical flanges, with a pictogram cast beneath the curved handle, surmounted by a pair of capped posts with whorl motifs between the spout and tip, the vessel encrusted... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2036. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 845,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep, rounded body is raised on three columnar supports cast with blades, and is cast around the sides with a band of blades centered by cicadas on a leiwen ground pendent from a band of pairs of dragons confronted on notched flanges... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2013. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price Realized USD 725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three columnar supports and is crisply cast in relief on the sides with three taotie masks positioned between the legs, and centered on and separated by flanges. The horns of the masks are formed by dragons, and the masks are on... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th century BC

Lot 2009. A small bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Late Shang dynasty, 12th century BC; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The globular body is raised on three columnar supports, and is flat- cast around the sides with a band of three taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons with coiled tails confronted on narrow flanges above pendent triangular blades that are slightly raised from... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th century BC

Lot 1251. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, liding, Late Western Zhou dynasty, 8th century BC; 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The compressed body raised on three legs with flat, partially open backs, each leg positioned below a curved flange centering pairs of coiled birds with long tails enclosing an 'eye', all below a short neck and everted rim, with mottled grey and milky green patina, stand. ... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2020

A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 1246. A bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 662,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on three narrow blade-form supports, the deep bulbous body cast around the shoulder with three bands of leiwen beneath the slightly everted rim, flanked by a pair of tall bail handles, with milky green malachite encrustation, zitan stand and cover with Yuan dynasty jade... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 150. An archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 7 1/4 in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 206,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of deep rounded form with a slight S-form profile, the swollen lower section flat cast with pendent triangles enclosing cicada surmounted by a frieze of three pairs of confronting bird-like dragons with raised circular eyes divided by shallow notched flanges on... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A massive ritual bronze tripod food vessel, ding, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC)

Lot 1228. A massive ritual bronze tripod food vessel, ding, Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC); 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.) across handles. Estimate 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 291,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded body is raised on three tall feet issuing from elaborate stylized taotie masks. The vessel is cast with two continuous bands of geometric scroll separated by a bow-string band. The thick, everted bail handles are cast with a series of scroll patterns in... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1216. A rare large bronze ritual tripod food vessel, ding, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 135,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, rounded sides are raised on three columnar supports, and are cast in low relief with a wide band of snakes reserved on a leiwen ground, below a pair of bail handles rising from the rim. The interior is cast with a graph. The bronze surface has a dark silvery-grey... [Lire la suite]