09 septembre 2018

A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (you), late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC)

Lot 179. A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (you), late Shang dynasty (1600-1100 BC). Height 13 1/8  in., 33.3 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. © Sotheby's the elongated pear-shaped body raised on a tall hollow foot cast with a leiwen band, the neck of oval section, decorated with a pair of taotie masks on leiwen ground, each mask divided by a narrow flange in the center, the tall swing handle decorated... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2018

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE)

Lot 187. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (1300-1046 BCE). Height 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 180,000 — 200,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's cast with a tall spreading foot supporting a globular body surmounted by a trumpet neck, the sides of the belly cast with three dissolved taotie masks, their horns, jaws, and other features abstractly rendered in low-relief hooked curls and the hemispherical eyes emerging in high... [Lire la suite]
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]