04 avril 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 2035. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in low relief with leiwen-filled blades rising from a band of serpents with hatchured bodies, and the middle section with two taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges, which are repeated on the spreading foot where they... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2015. A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © 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 finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 2011. A finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price Realized USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The trumpet-shaped neck is cast in crisp relief with four upright blades filled with the detached elements of inverted taotie masks rising from a narrow band of serpents. Both the center section and the tall, spreading foot are cast with two taotie masks,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

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

Lot 2008. A bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 8 1/8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The deep body is raised on three tall blade-form supports and is cast on the sides with three bow-string bands interrupted under the handle by a two-character inscription, bing ding. A pair of posts with conical caps rises from the rim either side of the long spout. The bronze has a... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A large bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 2069. A large bronze tripod ritual wine vessel, jia, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 450,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The heavily cast body with three equal lobes rising from tall columnar legs and bordered with double bow-string bands to form a chevron pattern, with further double bow-string bands around the base of the trumpet neck interrupted by a bovine... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

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

Lot 65. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 20.3cm., 8in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body rising from three blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a long spout flanked by a pair of posts, cast around the body with  two raised filets and set to one side with a loop handle issuing from an animal mask, traces of a pictogram visible beneath the handle, the metal with a... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2020

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

Lot 61. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, jue, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep U-shaped body rising from three tall blade legs to a pointed rim opposite a long channelled spout flanked by a pair of posts, the body cast with three  filets and set to one side with a simple loop handle, the metal patinated to a dark gunmetal grey with mottled malachite encrustation. ... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

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

Lot 60. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty (c. 1500-1050 BC); 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the body of slender form with trumpet neck, the central bulb cast with taotie divided by vertical flanges and on a dense leiwen ground, all between raised filets encircling the body and a similarly cast taotie band at the spreading foot, covered overall with a mottled... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 154. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 7 5/8 in., 19.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's with a U-shaped body supported on tall tapered tripod legs of triangular section, crisply cast on each side with a taotie mask, with raised circular eyes, curling horns and  hooked jaw, all on a leiwen ground, centered on a vertical flange and a loop... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (jue), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 8 1/8 in., 20.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep body raised on three tall splayed triangular section legs, cast around the sides with stylized taotie masks with eyes raised in low relief on a leiwen ground, the spout flanked by a pair of capped finials, the side set with a loop handle issuing from a... [Lire la suite]