06 décembre 2019

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

Lot 4. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of oval form, applied to the shoulders with a pair of animal-mask handles suspending loose rings, the cover with a ring finial. Provenance: The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s.Purchased from the above in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the current owner... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century B.C.E.

Lot 7. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century B.C.E.; 12 5/8 in. (32.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the neck with four leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents, the middle section and foot with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask divided by notched flanges, the interior of the foot with a three-character inscription. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC)

Lot 14. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, you, Western Zhou dynasty (1100-771 BC); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, not including handle. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Cast to the body with two horizontal bands of stylised birds, applied with an overhead handle with animal-head attachements, the cover with further stylised bird motifs encircling the finial. Provenance: Paula Heuser Antiquitäten, Hamburg, Germany, 3 April 1934.The Hermann... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2019

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

Lot 123. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Jue, Shang Dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high. Estimate: £18,000 - £20,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams. 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 loop handle issuing from... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty  (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 3. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Gu, Shang dynasty  (1600-1100 BC); 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,280 - USD 15,420). Price realised GBP 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The trumpet-form neck is cast with four leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot are cast in high relief with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask reserved on a fine leiwen ground... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 503. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Shang dynasty (c.1600-1046 BCE). Height 12 7/8  in., 32.6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of tall slender waisted form, the trumpet neck flaring to a wide mouth, finely cast with four tapering blades extending to the rim, each containing a disjointed taotie mask above a narrow band of confronted serpent motifs, the central section cast with two... [Lire la suite]

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]