04 septembre 2021

Eastern Zhou Dynasty Ritual Bronzes at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 August 2021

Lot 1045. A copper-inlaid ritual bronze wine vessel and cover, Hu, Warring States period (475–221 BC); h. 22.5 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 2012. Lot 1062. A pair of archaic bronze ritual food vessels and covers, Gui, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); w. 26.5 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD. (C)... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2021

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, he, Spring and Autumn period

Lot 5064. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, he, Spring and Autumn period  (771-476 BC); h. 20.5 cm, with two X-rays. Estimate: 80,000 - 100,000 HKD. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Muwen Tang collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
08 décembre 2020

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period

Lot 108. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, hu, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 35cm (13 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 300,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 327,500 (€ 34,879). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body raised on a slightly flaring foot, and engraved with stylised cloud scrolls within bands and triangles, between three bands of concave strings, the shoulder flanked by mask-and-ring handles under a waisted neck engraved with stylised plantain leaves filled with stylised cloud scrolls, the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 466. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Western Zhou dynasty; 20.5cm high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000. Sold for HK$ 562,500 (€ 67,049). Courtesy Bonhams Slightly compressed and rising from an oval recessed foot, the wide body with waisted neck ending in a flared rim, decorated with bands of geometric borders with upward archaistic leaf lappets at the neck, flanked at the sides with a pair of narrow vertical looped handles, the domed cover further decorated with archaistic motifs ending in a... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2020

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, jia, Mid Shang dynasty

Lot 453. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, jia, Mid Shang dynasty; 24.3cm high. Estimate HK$120,000 - 180,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 81,949). Courtesy Bonhams The bulbous vessel standing on three splayed legs, the waisted neck cast with a band of keyfret scrolls within circular motifs, one side with a 'C'-shape-flattened handle in the form of a mythical beast issuing water from its mouth, ending with a thick rim at the top further surmounted by a pair of finials cast with sunken whorl motifs, the cover cast... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2020

An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty

Lot 102. Property From A Japanese Private Collection. An Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover, Zhi, Early Western Zhou Dynasty; 17.6cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate: 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of pear shape with flaring mouth rim, cast on either side with a band of confronting birds, the pedestal foot encircled by two narrow ribs, the cover decorated with a similar band of confronting birds and a loop handle, the dark greyish-black patina with... [Lire la suite]

16 février 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1257. A copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12¼ in. (31.1cm) high and wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The flattened sides raised on a spreading rectangular pedestal foot and cast in relief with panels of tight abstract curl patterns arranged in five registers and bordered by bands of copper inlay, the narrow sides similarly decorated and applied with taotie mask... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2019

An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 252. An archaistic silver and gold-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 30.2cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 80,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a straight flanged rim, cast in low and medium relief with dragon taotie bands divided by taotie masks and vertical flanges variously inlaid in gold and silver, set at the shoulder with two loop handles suspending a... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2019

An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty

Lot 4. An archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, zhi, Shang Dynasty; 15.5cm (6 1/8in) high. Estimate £28,000 - 34,000. Sold for £ 35,062 (€ 40,021). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The well cast pear-shaped body rising from a tall splayed foot to a flared mouth with lipped rim, cast around the neck and the foot with a leiwen band centred by a shallow flange on each side, domed cover with knop similarly decorated with a leiwen band, the bronze with light malachite and azurite encrustations, wood stand.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2019

A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC

Lot 505. A rare archaic bronze wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang Dynasty, 13th - 11th Century BC; Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 144,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the thin walls of the four-sided vessel cast on each side in raised relief with a central panel of a taotie animal mask with protruding eyes and centered on a raised notched flange, set between a top register containing a pair of confronting long-tailed birds, and a pair... [Lire la suite]