27 novembre 2022

A gilt and silvered bronze ‘animal’ vessel and cover, zun, Han dynasty

Lot 109. A gilt and silvered bronze ‘animal’ vessel and cover, zun, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); overall h. 17.8 cm, d. 18.5 cm. Lot sold: 630,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the cylindrical body decorated with a main frieze enclosing an undulating silvered cloud scroll, amid the scrolls with finely rendered animals, such as a pheasant, a leaping deer, a pouncing bear and other mythical creatures, all below a silvered chevron band, the vessel... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2022

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang - Western Zhou dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 106. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang - Western Zhou dynasty; h. 21.8 cm. Lot sold: 693,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 well cast with a slightly bulging midsection rising from a splayed foot to a wide trumpet neck, cast around the body in crisp relief with two animal masks against a background of thunder patterns (leiwen) between bow-string bands, each mask... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2022

A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Zun, Seal Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3554. A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Zun, Seal Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735). H 26cm. Sold for HKD 4,500,000 (Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,200,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022  Provenance: 1. Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2006, no. 13662. Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland. Published: Kang Ruijun, The Meiyintang Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Volume IV (II), London, 1994-2010, pp. 359-361, no. 1809 Note: The bottle has a flared mouth, a... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2022

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 103. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zhi), Early Western Zhou dynasty. Height 10¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975), (by repute). Maître Maurice Rheims, Commissaire-Priseur, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th June 1956, lot 103. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. E.5.12.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2022

Zhou dynasty bronzes sold at Sotheby's New York 17 september 2013

Lot 15. A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Length 11 5/8  in., 29.5 cm. Lot Sold: 125,000 USD. (Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 USD). © Sotheby's boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2021

A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Zun, Seal Mark And Period Of Yongzheng

Lot 3554. A Flambé-Glazed Vase, Zun, Seal Mark And Period Of Yongzheng (1723-1735). H 33.5cm. Sold for HKD 4,500,000/USD 576,923 (Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - 3,200,000/USD 358,974 - 410,256). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The pear-shaped body is molded with double-ribs at the shoulder and applied with two taotie mask handles suspending fixed rings. The vase is covered with a characteristically thick and bright purple glaze with turquoise streaks thinning to a brown over the... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2021

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 806. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Early Western Zhou dynasty; h. 31.3 cm. Lot sold: 504,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000-600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
14 septembre 2021

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Late Shang dynasty

Lot 36. An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Late Shang dynasty. Height 10 in., 25.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 201,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 robustly cast of cylindrical form, the waisted vessel with flared pedestal foot and wide trumpet mouth, punctuated by four evenly spaced prominent vertical flanges that extend past the rim, crisply cast in relief with a pair of large taotie masks and confronting... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2021

Wine container, zun, in rhinoceros shape, Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 23 CE

  Wine container, zun, in rhinoceros shape. Found in Maoling, Xingping county, Shaanxi Province, in 1963. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 23 CE. Bronze inlaid with gold and silver height 34.1 cm, length 58 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing. © The Israel Museum. Detail: head. Wine container, zun, in rhinoceros shape. Found in Maoling, Xingping county, Shaanxi Province, in 1963. Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE - 23 CE. Bronze inlaid with gold and... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2021

A Rare Yellow-Ground Underglaze-Blue ‘Ram’ Vase, Zun, Yongzheng Period, 1723-1735

Lot 3210. A Rare Yellow-Ground Underglaze-Blue ‘Ram’ Vase, Zun, Yongzheng Period (1723-1735). H 32.5cm. Estimate HKD 5,800,000 - 8,000,000 (USD 743,590 - 1,025,641). Sold Price: HKD 7,200,000 (USD 923,077). Copyright 2021 © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited This vase is potted with a gently compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck and the upper shoulder is decorated with three ram heads. The lower neck is encircled by a raised double-fillet band, repeated at the central and... [Lire la suite]