07 juin 2020

A selection of archaic bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at Christie's New York, 15-16 March 2015

Leopold and Jane Swergold. Lot 3182. A bronze ritual food vessel, gui, Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC, the inscription later; 11 in. (28 cm.) across the handles. Estimate $60,000 - $80,000. Price realised $93,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The body is horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved dragons confronted on abstract taotie masks, which is repeated on the cover below a shallow groove encircling the circular, collared handle, which is... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual steamer vessel (yan), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 160. An archaic bronze ritual steamer vessel (yan), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 14 1/4 in., 36 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 34,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's comprising two sections, the upper of deep U-shape rising to a flared rim and encircled by a three pairs of taotie confronting on narrow flanges, the rim with two upright loop handles, the lower section with three legs of conjoined... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

An Archaic Bronze Tripod Steamer, Yan, Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-1046 BC

Lot 3142. An Archaic Bronze Tripod Steamer, Yan, Late Shang to Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 1600-1046 BC. H 42.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 3,000,000 (USD 191,180 - 382,359). Sold price: HKD 3,127,000 (USD 398,546). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Provenance: A Private Japanese Collection, with original woodbox and inscription. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  2019
04 août 2019

A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC

Lot 996. A rare small bronze ritual tripod steamer, yan, Warring States period, 5th century BC; 8¼ in. (20.4 cm) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The upper section, zeng, is of bowl-shape and cast with three horizontal bands of S-shaped interlocking dragon scroll centered by a pair of bovine-mask and loose ring handles. The bottom of the interior is pierced with steam vents cut as slits arranged in a circular pattern. The lower... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2019

A very rare pale green jade archaistic vessel and cover, yan, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 59. A very rare pale green jade archaistic vessel and cover, yan, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000 (US$32,000 - 45,000). Sold for HK$ 525,625 (€ 60,100) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Unusually carved in the form of an archaic bronze ding raised on four straight feet flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, joined by a baluster vase atop set with a pair of S-shaped handles curving upwards, superbly carved on the four sides of the ding with a... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

A rare large archaic bronze steamer, yan. Eastern Zhou Dynasty

A rare large archaic bronze steamer, yan. Eastern Zhou Dynasty Comprising two sections, the lower part shaped as a li vessel supported on three conical feet rising to the globular walls and neck, surmounted by a deep bowl with rounded sides and lipped rim, each part flanked by a pair of mask ring handles and similarly decorated with borders enclosing interlaced dragons consisting of geometric patterns, lappets and a twist-rope pattern, the base of the bowl pierced with radiating slits to allow for steam to rise. 43.9cm... [Lire la suite]
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