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]
15 avril 2021

A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 15. A very rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, you, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC. Est. £120,000-150,000. Courtesy Bonhams. Provenance: Major-General Sir Neill Malcolm (1869-1953), KCB, DSOCaptain Dugald Malcolm (1917-2000), CMG, CVO, TDSotheby's London, The Malcolm Collection: Ancient Bronzes, 29 March 1977, lot 17Hartman Rare Art, New YorkChristie's London, 10 December 1990, lot 2Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 324An important European private collection.  Exhibited:... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2021

An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 725. The Luboshez Gong. An exceptional and highly important bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, gong, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-12th century BC; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 4,000,000 - USD 6,000,000. Price realised USD 8,604,000. © Christie's 2021  The deep vessel and conformingly shaped cover are finely cast as a fierce tiger at the front and an owl at the back, their heads at either end of the cover above their bodies that decorate the sides of... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC

Lot 2023. A bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, hu, Late Spring and Autumn period, late 6th-5th century BC; 16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high with handle. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The slender pear-shaped body is raised on a spreading pedestal foot and crisply cast in relief with five bands of S-shaped scrolls with curled tips set between plain borders. A band of upright blades is flat-cast on the tall, slightly waisted neck... [Lire la suite]