01 avril 2022

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 718. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; The vessel 6 1⁄4 in. (16 cm.) high. Price realised USD 163,800 (Estimate USD 60,000 – USD 80,000). © Christie's 2022 The bulbous body is cast on either side with a small ram's-head in relief between double lines, and the swing handle terminates at either side with an animal-head. The plain cover is cast with a circular finial. The interior of the vessel and cover are both cast with an... [Lire la suite]

15 mars 2022

An important and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fang Yi), Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th Century BC

Lot 38. An important and rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fang Yi), Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 12th Century BC. Length of longest 2¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate:400,000 - 600,000 USD. © Sothebys. the interior of the cover cast with a single pictogram reading De. Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975), (by repute). Maître Maurice Rheims, Commissaire-Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th/7th June 1956, lot 105 Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 209. A pair of archaic bronze ritual wine vessels and covers, hu, Warring States Period  (475-221 BC); 32.5cm (in) high. Estimate HK$ 800,000 - 1,200,000 (€ 91,000 - 140,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of pear-shaped form, the sides crisply cast from the rim to lower belly with four parallel wide bands of stylised dragons, each dragon further decorated with angular S curls, the shoulder set with a pair of relief moulded tigers holding loose rings, one of the vessel's foot... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2021

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

Lot 30. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover (Fanglei), Late Shang dynasty-early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 13⅞ in., 35.2 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 of rectangular section with wide shoulders tapering towards the tall, splayed foot, the straight neck decorated with two bow-string bands, supporting a high-domed trapezoidal cover of conforming outline surmounted by a similarly shaped finial atop a square-sectioned post, the base of the... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2021

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC

Lot 707. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, Hu, Late Warring States-Han dynasty, 4th-2nd century BC; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped body is cast on the shoulder with two taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, attached to linked chains that slide through corresponding rings suspended from loops on the semi-domed cover. The lower body is cast with three additional taotie mask handles with loose rings. Property... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 5035. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States period (475-221 BC); h. 34 cm (h. with handle extended 41 cm), with two X-rays. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold: 277,200 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bonhams London, 16th May 2013, lot 419 (GBP 17,500). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021

09 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn period (771-476 BC)

Lot 5024. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Spring and Autumn period (771-476 BC); 31.3 cm, with three X-rays. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold: 94,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, 2013. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Han Dynasty

Lot 470. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Han Dynasty; 37cm (14 1/2in) high. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 2,550 (€ 2,975). © Bonhams The pear-shaped vessel rising from a flaring foot to a waisted neck and flaring mouth, the body encircled by three bands cast in relief, a smiliar band encircling the mouth, the shoulder flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings, the round cover with three 'S'-shaped finials, the patina of mottled grey colour with green... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han Dynasty

Lot 467. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Han Dynasty; 31cm (12 1/4in) wide. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 7,012 (€ 8,181). © Bonhams Of flattened oval shape raised on a rectangular hollow base, the sides with grooved bands, and applied with a pair of taotie masks at the shoulders, each suspending loose rings, the domed cover incised with a double mask, the bronze with a mottled dark green patina. Note: See a related example illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2021

An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1050-771 B.C.

Lot 3416. An Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover, You, Western Zhou Dynasty (1050-771 B.C.). H 24.5cm. Estimate HKD 700,000 - 1,000,000 (USD 89,744 - 128,205). Sold Price: HKD 840,000 (USD 107,692). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: A Taiwanese private collection. Literature: Wu Zhenfeng, Shang zhou qing tong qi ming wen ji tu xiang ji cheng [Compendium of Inscriptions and Images of Bronzes from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties], vol. 24, Shanghai, 2012, p. 190, no.... [Lire la suite]