Power and Prestige: Important Early Chinese Ritual Bronzes from a Distinguished European Collection

Christie's
New York

Date of the auction: 22.03.2019

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THE RAN FU BIN HE A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL AND COVER

THE RAN FU BIN HE A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL AND COVER LATE SHANG-EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body is subtly lobed and flat-cast above each leg with a large bovine-like taotie mask with large rounded eyes reserved on a ground of leiwen . Two masks are

Lot #: 1505

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE TIE ZHU GU A VERY RARE AND FINELY CAST PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS

THE TIE ZHU GU A VERY RARE AND FINELY CAST PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Each vessel is cast on the trumpet-form neck with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot on either side are cast

Lot #: 1504

Estimate: US$400,000 - US$600,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE SHAO FANGDING A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE RECTANGULAR RITUAL FOOD VESSEL

THE SHAO FANGDING A RARE AND IMPORTANT BRONZE RECTANGULAR RITUAL FOOD VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 11TH CENTURY BC The slightly tapering, deep rectangular body is raised on four columnar supports each cast in high relief at the top with a taotie mask. The body is cast in high relief on each

Lot #: 1506

Estimate: US$1,000,000 - US$1,500,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE JIA FANGHU A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER

THE JIA FANGHU A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body is raised on a pedestal foot, and the sides are cast in high relief with strapwork interrupted by a pair of lug handles on the narrow sides. The cover has a deep collar and

Lot #: 1511

Estimate: US$350,000 - US$500,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE FU JI LIDING A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL

THE FU JI LIDING A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar legs, and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes flanked by a pair of descending dragons, all reserved on a leiwen ground. A pair of

Lot #: 1507

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE LUBO YUFU LI AN IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL

THE LUBO YUFU LI AN IMPORTANT BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH-7TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is flat-cast with three pairs of dragons, each confronted on a notched flange above each hoof-form foot. A fifteen-character inscription is cast around the everted

Lot #: 1501

Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE FU YI LIDING A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL

THE FU YI LIDING A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body is raised on three columnar legs, and is cast above each leg with a large taotie mask with rounded eyes flanked by a pair of descending dragons, all reserved on a leiwen ground. A

Lot #: 1502

Estimate: US$120,000 - US$180,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE PENG ZHOU ZHI A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL

THE PENG ZHOU ZHI A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The S-profile body is cast in relief on a plain ground on either side with two registers of the disconnected parts of a taotie flanked by pairs of descending kui dragons on each side, separated by a

Lot #: 1503

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE GE ZU JI GUI A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL

THE GE ZU JI GUI A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The body is cast in low relief on each side with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask below a further band of birds centered on each side by an animal mask cast in high relief. The vessel is raised

Lot #: 1508

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE GE ZUO CONG YI FANGDING A RARE BRONZE RITUAL RECTANGULAR FOOD VESSEL

THE GE ZUO CONG YI FANGDING A RARE BRONZE RITUAL RECTANGULAR FOOD VESSEL EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The rectangular body is raised on four columnar supports cast at the top in high relief with taotie masks below notched flanges at the corners of the body. The body is decorated

Lot #: 1509

Estimate: US$500,000 - US$700,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019

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THE SHI GU A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL

THE SHI GU A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The trumpet-form neck is cast with four leiwen -filled blades rising from a band of S-shaped serpents. The middle section and spreading foot are cast in high relief with the disconnected parts of a taotie mask

Lot #: 1510

Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000

Date: 22 Mar 2019