02 mai 2018

A magnificent and important bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang- early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th century BC)

Lot 40. A magnificent and important bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, late Shang- early Western Zhou dynasty (12th-10th century BC); 12 ¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 400,000  Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 The bulbous mid-section and the spreading lower body of the vase are boldly cast withtaotie masks interspersed with thick vertical flanges. Upright blades decorate the wide flaring cylindrical neck, also separated by flanges which protrude... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty

Lot 146. A rare early archaic bronze wine vessel, (jue), Erlitou Period (c. 1900 – c. 1500 BC), Shang Dynasty. length 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the thinly cast vessel, elegantly balanced on three thin tapered legs, rising to a flat-bottom hourglass body flaring at the rim to a sharp elliptical point opposite a long channeled spout flanked by two small nail-head posts on the rim, one side cast with a curved... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

The Ringling Presents Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Celestial horse, Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century CE. Bronze, 44 7/8 x 34 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (113.98 x 87.63 x 36.83 cm). Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton, 2002.45. Photo: Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Ringling Museum Sarasota, FL. - Demonstrating a continuing interest and commitment to the study of Asian Art, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art presentsEternal Offerings, which showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Mia’s Asian art collection... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

'China and Egypt. Cradles of the World' at Museumsinsel Berlin, Neues Museum

China and Egypt. Weighing the world, exhibition artwork, consisting of: Wine vessel in the form of an owl, © Shanghai Museum, China, statuette of the wacky god Anubis, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiß, Dui Food Vessel, © Shanghai Museum, China, Figure of the servant, © Shanghai Museum, China, heart scarab, © SMB, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection / Sandra Steiss BERLIN - For the first time the exhibition at the Neues Museum (New Museum) on the Museumsinsel Berlin (Museum Island Berlin)... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2016

An important and rare wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty (1066 BC-771 BC)

Lot 107. An important and rare wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty (1066 BC-771 BC). Estimate GBP 120,000 — 150,000. Photo Sotheby's; the cylindrical body rising from a spreading foot to a flared rim, the raised mid section finely cast with twotaotie on a leiwen ground above two further smaller taotie at the foot, divided with four sets of vertical flanges, the surface with a mottled green patina and some malachite encrustation, the interior of the foot with... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2016

Altomani & Sons at TEFAF 2016

He (wine vessel), China, Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 770 BC-221 AD. Bronze, 26 x 24 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Pietro Bracci (Rome 1700-1773), A wild seahorse restrained by a Triton, model for the Trevi Fountain. Circa 1759. Terracotta, 37 x 31 cm. © TEFAF Maastricht, 2015 Literature: Sherman E. Lee, 'A bozzetto attributed to Bernini', in Art Quarterly, 1951, pp. 66-71 Altomani & Sons (stand 177). Director(s):Giancarlo Ciaroni , Anna Maria Altomani, Andrea... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2013

The Zuo Ce Huan You, An important bronze wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 8. The Zuo Ce Huan You. An important bronze wine vessel, Early Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BC. Height 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 3,077,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well cast of oval section, the slightly compressed pear-shaped body raised on a splayed pedestal foot encircled by a bowstring band, cast in high relief on each side of the neck with a tapir head between two bowstring bands interrupted by loops attached to the tapir-head... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2013

An important archaic bronze wine vessel (zun). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

An important archaic bronze wine vessel (zun). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Photo Sotheby's with a tall and slightly bulging waist, a wide trumpet-shape mouth and a molded foot, the upper body of the vessel largely plain, two bowstrings on the curved neck; its swelling waist and splayed lower part are decorated with bands, divided by eight thick notched flanges, with eight highly stylized dragon motifs in between; the dragon with raised eyes, bird-like beak and upright tail, against a background... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2012

A Large Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel (zun). Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th Century BC

A Large Archaic Bronze Ritual  (zun). Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's supported on a high splayed foot, the body crisply cast with three taotie with raised eyes in a broad band each bisected by a narrow flange against a leiwen ground, the angled shoulder with a further narrower band interrupted by three bovine masks in high relief, the neck encircled by a pair of bowstrings and rising to the widely flared mouth, the patina a smooth pale green with green and... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2012

An Important Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (hu). Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC

An Important Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (hu). Eastern Zhou dynasty, 8th-7th century BC. Photo Sotheby's of pear-shape, crisply cast with five bands of interlocking dragons, their bodies defined with hooks, angular S- curves and raised beaded elements, the registers divided by plain bands, flanked on each side of the neck by bold large-horned taotie masks in relief issuing loop handles with large pendent rings, a partially obscured eighteen-character inscription on the interior of the neck,... [Lire la suite]