21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou

    Lot 153. An archaic bronze vessel, gui, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou; 7in (17.8cm) across, cloth wrap, wood box. Sold for US$ 24,062 (€ 20,546). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of deep bowl form with an everted rim and high waisted foot, the central band cast with short pointed bosses each set into a leiwen patterned ground below narrow frieze of leiwen and zoomorphs under the flared rim and more widely spaced taotie masks at the waisted foot, malachite and earthen... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Jue, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 151. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 9 ½in (24.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 50,000 - 70,000  (€ 42,000 - 59,000). Sold for US$ 50,312 (€ 42,961). © Bonhams 2001-2021 With a deep u-shaped body cast in a band below the rim with a dense leiwen-like ground with low-relief vertical flanges suggesting dissolved horned-taotie and with a snake-like row of small bosses on each side, supported on three angled pointed... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang/Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE

  Lot 148. An archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou, 13th-11th centuries BCE; 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 70,000 - 90,000  (€ 59,000 - 76,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The central drum-shaped section and the lower body brilliantly and finely cast with a tight leiwen ground with occasional small bosses indicating taotie and simplified dragon motives, the central section and short spreading foot divided by a thin band pierced... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2021

A bronze copper-inlaid wine vessel, bianhu, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC)

Lot 3104.  A bronze copper-inlaid wine vessel, bianhu, Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, December 1998. Christie’s. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021
08 décembre 2020

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty

Lot 151. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel, Gu, Shang Dynasty; 26.5cm (10 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$ 200,000-300,000. Sold for HK$ 402,500 (€ 42,819). Photo: Bonhams. The flaring trumpet neck cast with four S-scroll-filled leaves above a band of stylised cicadas, the central section cast with two taotie masks bisected by vertical flanges, the spreading foot cast with four stylised half-taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, with a crisply-cast three-character pictogram inside the... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th – 11th century BC

Lot 58. An archaic bronze wine vessel, gu, Late Shang dynasty, 12th – 11th century BC; 32 cm, 12 ½ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,890,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly curved slender vessel resting on a tall foot-ring, crisply cast on the middle and lower sections with fine zoomorphic masks with prominent eyes, ears, horns centred on notched flanges, against a ground of intricate leiwen spiral, all below the tall trumpet neck decorated with shield blades filled... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel (fanglei), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC

Lot 101. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel (fanglei), Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC. Height 15 1/2 in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 68,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section with high rounded shoulders, cast with eight large pendent triangular blades each enclosing a taotie mask above a small cicada and one with a central raised animal mask, each side with a broad band of further taotie divided by... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 33.  A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 5,687 (€ 6,640). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed oval form, set on a tapering foot, the sides with taotie mask and loose-ring handles, with recessed panels curving down the body.    Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, C. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019
23 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white wine vessel, jue, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 3009. A rare blue and white wine vessel, jue, mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); w. 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD (31,872 - 44,622 USD). Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of archaistic jue form, the U-shaped body raised on three splayed legs issuing from moulded ruyi heads, surmounted by a pair of capped posts above angular handles on the sides, the exterior powerfully painted with a... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 3128. A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The body, rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with a raised central bulb within vertical twin-line borders to and a wider central raised band, the interior of foot rim with a seven-character inscription, the patina of grey and olive-green tone with some blue-green encrustation, wood... [Lire la suite]