21 mai 2009

A rare large archaic bronze tripod vessel and cover, ding. Spring and Autumn Period

A rare large archaic bronze tripod vessel and cover, ding. Spring and Autumn Period The globular vessel supported on three legs emerging from the mouth of a horned mythical beast, flanked by a pair of slightly flared rectangular handles, surmounted by the domed cover with a flared circular finial, the body, cover and handles cast with bands comprising rectangular units of interlocked dragons and raised bosses, the body with a lappet band above the feet enclosing taotie masks. 42.5cm (16¾in) wide. (2). Sold for £30,000 ... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2009

A yellow-glazed tripod censer, ding, 17th century

A yellow-glazed tripod censer, ding, 17th century Modelled after its archaic bronze prototype, incised on either side with cloud scrolls and ruyi-head motifs composing abstract taotie masks, against a geometric ground with segmented flower-heads, the three legs moulded as stylised makara heads, covered overall with a rich yellow glaze.  16.3cm (6½in) high. Sold for £8,400 Provenance: R.H.R.Palmer, collection label no.458. Palmer Inventory no.458, where it is stated that the ding was purchased as 16th century in December... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC The slightly spreading body raised on three tall, tapering supports, and encircled below the rim with a band cast in thread relief with three elongated taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons with large oblong eyes and quilled bands confronted on a narrow flange, each followed by an extra segment filled with an eye surrounded by scrolls, the band interrupted by a pair of upright U-shaped handles, the slightly domed cover... [Lire la suite]
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