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]

10 décembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 806. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty; h. 31.3 cm. Lot sold: 504,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000-600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
21 septembre 2021

A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 150. A small archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, Zhi, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC; 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high. Sold for US$ 10,837 (€ 9,254). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a high foot cast with a band of diagonal lozenges enclosing t-shaped whorls and raised 'eyes' under a plain tapered body bisected at the waist with a horizontal band of simple taotie masks, the interior foot cast with a two-character pictogram; the vessel covered with a brown patina with some malachite... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

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

Lot 37. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Late Shang / Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 4½ in., 11.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body encircled below the waisted neck and flared rim with a register of two simplified taotie masks, cast in low relief with bulging eyes and a central flange, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the tall splayed foot with a narrow band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

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

Lot 36. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Late Shang dynasty. Height 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 201,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 robustly cast of cylindrical form, the waisted vessel with flared pedestal foot and wide trumpet mouth, punctuated by four evenly spaced prominent vertical flanges that extend past the rim, crisply cast in relief with a pair of large taotie masks and confronting... [Lire la suite]