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]
02 décembre 2020

A rare archaistic silver-and-gold-inlaid bronze tripod wine vessel and cover, zun, Mid Qing Dynasty

Lot 113. A rare archaistic silver-and-gold-inlaid bronze tripod wine vessel and cover, zun, Mid Qing Dynasty; 23cm (9in) high. Estimate HK$ 150,000-250,000. Sold for HK$ 1,752,500 (€ 188,899). Photo: Bonhams. The deep cylindrical body raised on three bear-form feet and cast in low relief with bands at the rims and mid body, with a pair of taotie mask handles, decorated in gold and silver inlay in the upper and lower sections of the body with archaistic bands of cicada blades and leiwen scroll... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2020

A carved Yaozhou celadon 'peony' foliate-rim vase, zun, Northern Song Dynasty to Jin Dynasty (AD 960-1234)

Lot 269. A carved Yaozhou celadon 'peony' foliate-rim vase, zun, Northern Song Dynasty to Jin Dynasty (AD 960-1234); 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.) diam. Price estimate: HKD: 150,000 - 200,000 (USD: 15,500 - 23,200). Auction Result: HKD: 177,000. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part I, 2020 Autumn Auctions
30 avril 2020

A rare Yixing duck-form vase, zun, early 20th century

Lot 222. A rare Yixing duck-form vase, zun, early 20th century; 17.4cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. well modelled after an archaic bronze prototype in the form of a standing duck supporting a flared zun vase on its back, the chest impressed with a square seal mark reading Chen Mingyuan. Provenance: Collection of Dr J. Vixseboxse (1916-1986), Dutch sinologist and diplomat.Acquired in China in the... [Lire la suite]

20 avril 2020

A rare spinach-green jade 'heavenly bird' jar, zun, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 39. A rare spinach-green jade 'heavenly bird' jar, zun, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 10.1cm (4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 250,000-400,000. Sold for HK$ 312,500 (€ 37,126). Courtesy Bonhams. Of globular form, the shoulders carved in relief with three evenly spaced heavenly birds, each with its talons perched on the flared hollow foot, the wings outstretched with finely incised details at the plumage, all above archaistic scrolls delicately worked in low relief, the stone of a rich spinach-green tone with... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC

Lot 2015. A bronze ritual wine vessel, zun,Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price Realized USD 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vessel is raised on three columnar supports and is crisply cast in relief on the sides with three taotie masks positioned between the legs, and centered on and separated by flanges. The horns of the masks are formed by dragons, and the masks are on... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10th century BC

Lot 173. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 10 th century BC. Height 9 in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 206,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body crisply cast with a frieze of archaic phoenix, a less elaborate version of the design repeated on the tall splayed foot, the neck decorated with upright lappets enclosing pairs of addorsed kui dragons above a phoenix band bisected by bovine masks, the... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2020

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 164. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (zun), Late Shang-Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th century BC. Height 7 1/8 in.,18 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 98,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's with flaring mouth and splayed foot cast around the sides in bold crisp relief with two horned taotie masks with bulging eyes on a leiwen ground bisected by narrow flanges between double bowstring bands, two characters inscribed on the base of the... [Lire la suite]