18 septembre 2010

New House Record at Christie's for the Most Expensive Item Sold Online

An important and rare bronze wine vessel and cover, Fangyi late Shang dynasty, Anyang, 12th-11th Century BC. Price realized: US$3,330,500. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 NEW YORK, NY.- In a sign that fine art collectors are growing ever more comfortable with bidding online, Christie’s International reports that the top lot in Thursday’s sale of The Sze Yuan Tang Archaic Bronzes from the Anthony Hardy Collection sold for $3.3 million to an online bidder, setting a new house record for the most expensive item sold online. The... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2009

A Bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, Liding, Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC

A Bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, Liding, Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC The sides of the vessel horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved taotie centered on a simplified mask on two sides, the ring foot cast with a band of hooked diagonals and raised on three faceted legs surmounted by animal masks, with a pair of C-shaped handles cast in intaglio with scrolls issuing from tusked masks with scrolled snouts, the pendent tabs at the bottom also cast in intaglio with hooks, the matching cover with a short cylindrical... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2009

A Bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, Liding, Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC

A Bronze Tripod Ritual Food Vessel, Liding, Shang Dynasty, 12th-11th Century BC The tri-lobed body cast in low relief with three taotie masks with large rounded eyes positioned above each of the three slightly tapering columnar legs and flanked by descending dragons, all reserved against the leiwen ground, the decoration enhanced by black inlay, with a pair of bail handles rising from the narrow everted rim, with an inscription below the rim on the interior, the dark grey patina with some green encrustation and earth-colored... [Lire la suite]
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