24 mars 2018

A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 904 . A very rare and important large bronze ritual wine vessel, lei, Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The heavily cast vessel is raised on a spreading, molded foot encircled by two bow-string bands. The body is decorated with a band of pendant blades enclosing pairs of confronted dragons, and the shoulder is decorated with a band of flower-like... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2018

A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC)

Lot 8030. A Finely Cast Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty, Anyang phase (1300–1050 BC); 12 1/4in (31.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 100,000 (€ 57,000 - 81,000) © Bonhams 2001-2018 The slender vessel cast at the flaring trumpet-form neck with four blades each enclosing attenuated cicada forms with double eyes forming dispersed taotie masks in raised relief above a fine leiwen ground and extending from an unusual horizontal band of raised eye-centered cusped quatrfoils, the central knop... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 905. A bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC; 10 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rounded mid-section is cast with two narrow bands of pairs of backward-looking dragons, each divided by narrow flanges. The bottom of the interior is cast with a six-character inscription reading Bo zuo bao zun yi. The patina of dark silvery color is covered with malachite... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2018

Archaic bronze sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 sept. 2010

Lot 270. A fine archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010 standing on three cylindrical legs with steeply rounded sides divided into three lobes, each lobe cast in raised relief with a taotie mask formed from raised bosses for eyes and hooked scrolls accented with intaglio lines reserved on a fine leiwen ground, the lipped rim with... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017

A Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 35. A Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-12th century BC. Height 12 3/8  in.,  31.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold  245,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of slender, waisted form, crisply cast around the mid-section and splayed foot with pairs of taotie masks with raised eyes on a fine leiwen ground, centered by notched flanges and divided by a pair of bowstrings interrupted by two cruciform apertures, the tall flared neck... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 901. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gui, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The trumpet-shaped neck is flat-cast with four upright blades rising from a band of leiwen pattern, and the middle section and spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by narrow notched flanges, those on the foot below a band of kui dragons, all on... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC

Lot 5. The Fu Yi Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegantly curved slender vessel rising from a high splayed foot and surmounted by a trumpet-like mouth, the underside of the zhi decorated in thread relief with a turtle motif, cast inside the vessel with a two-character inscription, the surface with a light... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 10. The Fu Xin Zhi. A bronze ritual wine vessel, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body resting on a high foot ring encircled by two bowstring bands, decorated on each side of the neck with a taotie mask centered by a shallow flange and flanked by two kui dragons all between two further bowstring bands, the surface with dark silver patina, a... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1506. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, zhi, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 12th-11th century BC, 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  Of pear shape and oval section, the neck encircled by a band of diamond pattern formed by angular leiwen spirals between narrow borders of D-shaped scales or feathers repeated on the tall foot, with dark grey patina and areas of malachite encrustation.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC 

Lot 1505. A rare well-cast bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang dynasty, 11th century BC, 10¼ in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 578,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  With plain, broad trumpet-shaped neck, the rounded middle section cast in relief on each side with a large taotie mask with large oblong eyes and flanked by hooked scrolls, the masks divided and separated by flanges repeated on the spreading foot between two pairs of... [Lire la suite]