09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 16. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body rising from a high spreading foot to an angled shoulder and broad flaring mouth, the shoulders cast in high relief with three bovine masks set against a stylised bird band, all above three large taotie masks with boss 'eyes' divided by vertical flanges, the foot and neck... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1008. A bronze ritual wine vessel, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The faceted vessel has a pair of mask and loose ring handles on two sides, and the faceted cover has four flat, S-shaped finials at the corners. There are areas of blue-green encrustation inside and out. Provenance: Inayama Bijutsu, Japan, March 1976. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Late Spring and Autumn Period, Late 6th century BC

Lot 1002. A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Late Spring and Autumn Period, Late 6th century BC; 11½ in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pear-shaped body is finely cast with plain bands alternating with bands of a dense pattern of tiny bosses and angular, interlocking scrolls repeated at the base of the neck below a further decorative band, which is interrupted by loop handles. The low foot is cast to resemble... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 20.1cm (8 1/8in) high. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vessel with a deep U-shaped body rising from three splayed triangular blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a guttered spout flanked by a pair of posts capped with conical 'fire-whorl' medallions, the exterior boldly cast with two taotie masks with bulging eyes separated by flanges, one side set with a... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2019

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC

Lot 530. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th century BC; 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 114,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of slender form with wide trumpet mouth, crisply cast in low relief with four upright lappet blades emerging from a band of taotie masks, the faces with raised bosses for eyes centered and divided by notched flanges and reserved on a leiwen ground, above... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC)

Lot 531. A fine and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang Dynasty, Erligang Period (c. 1510 – c. 1460 BC); 6 7/8 in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the columnar body supported on a tall splayed foot flaring to a wide trumpet mouth, encircled around the mid-section with three raised filets above a narrow band enclosing two taotie masks, each of the faces cast in broad relief with... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC 

Lot 352. A well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The deep U-shaped body raised on three blade supports and crisply cast in thread relief with two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band, one confronted on a shallow flange, the other on the C-shaped handle, the rim rising to a peak opposite the long spout... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 351. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 5/8 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The flared trumpet-shaped neck with four upright blades flat cast with inverted and elongated taotie masks above a narrow scroll band, the middle section with two taotiemasks divided and separated by notched flanges repeated on the spreading foot between four dragons with large... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 348. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The trumpet-shaped neck flat cast with a band of upright blades rising from a narrow band of spirals, above two taotie masks with small boss eyes centered on narrow flanges on the rounded center section, the spreading foot cast with a narrow band of S-shaped serpents above a wide... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2019

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 1237. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of rounded oval section, the deep body raised on a spreading pedestal foot encircled by a bow-string band, the sides cast in relief on both sides with a taotie mask between single and double bow-string borders, with milky green patina, lucite stand. ... [Lire la suite]