25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 153. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the tall slender form crisply cast, the trumpet neck with four narrow triangular blades enclosing two rows of angular scrolls within a band of small, fine leiwen with symmetrical taotie masks centered on notched flanges, the splayed foot with similar conforming decorations... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 145. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 11 1/8 in., 28.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and splayed foot cast with taotie masks on a leiwen ground divided by four raised flanges, the waisted section at the top of the foot encircled by a pair of bow-string bands interrupted by a T-shaped opening, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 144. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.4 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's of slender form cast with four blades on the trumpet neck, the middle section and spreading foot cast with taotie masks with protuberant eyes against a leiwen ground and divided by vertical flanges, the lower section encircled by a pair of bow string bands... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC

Lot 102. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 12th century BC. Height 10 3/4 in., 27.2 cm. Estimate  60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 74,500 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 and two vertical... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2020

A rare and large gold and malachite-inlaid bronze ritual wine vessel (fanghu), Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 100. A rare and large gold and malachite-inlaid bronze ritual wine vessel (fanghu), Warring States Period (475-221 BC). Height 17 3/4 in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 116,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of pear form and square section, rising to a tall neck with everted lipped rim and supported on a straight-sided base, a pair of mask handles to either side with pendent ring handles, decorated overall with an intricate geometric design of three rows of a... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century

Lot 1480. A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The flattened oval body is raised on a spreading rectangular foot, and the curve of the sides is accentuated by shallow recessed panels that flank the pair of loops applied to the narrow sides. The slightly domed cover has a deep inner rim and a loop in the center. There is mottled pale olive-brown and... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC

Lot 1250. A small bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Warring States period, 4th-3th century BC; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body and spreading foot are flat-cast with bands of scroll-filled, triangular zigzag pattern set within narrow scroll borders which are repeated on the neck at the base of a band of upright triangular blades filled with scrolls. There is a pair of mask handles suspending loose rings on the... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC

Lot 1222. A bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th century BC; 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 123,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall, slender vessel is crisply cast in low relief on the trumpet-shaped neck with four blades filled with inverted masks above a narrow band of angular snakes, and on the center section and the spreading foot with taotie masks divided and separated by notched flanges. Those on the foot are set... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A rare pair of bronze ritual wine vessels, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 1218. A rare pair of bronze ritual wine vessels, jue, late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 8½ and 8 3/8 in. (21.5 and 21.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each deep body is raised on three blade-shaped supports, and is crisply cast with a narrow band of four oblong 'eyes' reserved on a ground of tapering scrolls that encircles the upper body beneath the loop handle that issues from a bovine head. A pair of reel-capped... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 1217. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, gu, Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BC; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The tall slender vessel is divided into three sections. The trumpet-shaped upper body is crisply cast with four upright cicada blades, and the central section and spreading foot are decorated with a dense leiwen and taotie-pattern band divided by four vertical ribbed flanges, and... [Lire la suite]