03 novembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang - Western Zhou dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 106. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang - Western Zhou dynasty; h. 21.8 cm. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 well cast with a slightly bulging midsection rising from a splayed foot to a wide trumpet neck, cast around the body in crisp relief with two animal masks against a background of thunder patterns (leiwen) between bow-string bands, each mask... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 260. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu), Late Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Height 11½ in., 29.3 cm. Lot sold: 12,600 USD (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast to the interior of the foot with a clan pictogram reading Jiu guan. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Dagny Carter (d. 1970), acquired in 1931.Collection of Mrs. G.G. Scranton, acquired between 1932-1939.American Private Collection. Note: A... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC)

Lot 258. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC). Height 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Lot sold: 20,160 USD (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast beneath the handle with a single character reading Ni. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Dagny Carter (d. 1970), acquired in 1931.Collection of Mrs. G.G. Scranton, acquired between 1932-1939.American Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 256. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC). Height 5 in., 12.8 cm. Lot sold: 8,190 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 cast to the interior with a three-character inscription reading Ran fu ding. Property from an Oklahoma Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10th June 1986, lot 41. Collection of Charles R. Nesbitt (1921-2007), and thence by descent. Literature: Wang Tao and Liu... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 3. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Jue), Late Shang dynasty. Height 7⅝ in., 19.3 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sothebys. with a two-character inscription beneath the handle reading Fu Wu. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Toeg. Sotheby's London, 3rd December 1963, lot 180. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.2.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 103. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975), (by repute). Maître Maurice Rheims, Commissaire-Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th June 1956, lot 103. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.5.12.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 2. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 6¾ in., 17 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD © Sothebys. the interior cast with a three-character inscription reading XFu Yi. Provenance: Collection of Alfred Schoenlicht (d. 1955). Sotheby's London, 13th December 1955, lot 95. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.3.  Literature: Rose Kerr... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty

Lot 4. Two fragments of a ceremonial bone spatula, Shang dynasty. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD. Lot sold: 10,710 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of H.K. Burnet. Sotheby's London, 3rd April 1941, lot 229. Collection of Professor D.M.S. Watson FSA (1886-1973). Sotheby's London, 19th October 1965, lots 18 and 19. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.4.9. Sotheby's. A Journey... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 15. A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Lot Sold: 125,000 USD. (Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2022

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jia, Middle Shang dynasty

Lot 810. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jia, Middle Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); h. 28.3 cm. Lot sold: 441,000 HKD (Estimate: 300,000-400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan late 1990s, by repute. Note: A closely related archaic bronze jia of similar size, illustrated in Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 10, was sold in our New York rooms, 21st September 2021, lot 4. ... [Lire la suite]