Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Christie's
18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BC With plain trumpet-form neck above a pair of bow-string bands, the rounded mid-section flat-cast with a band of two pairs of dragons with rounded eyes centered on a

Los #: 201

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body raised on a spreading pedestal foot cast on each side with a taotie mask formed by two dragons or animals confronted on a narrow flange, and

Los #: 202

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE FOUR-LEGGED RITUAL EWER, HE

A BRONZE FOUR-LEGGED RITUAL EWER, HE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE FOUR-LEGGED RITUAL EWER, HE EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The body divided into four lobes and raised on four slightly tapering legs, the shoulder cast in fine intaglio with a band comprising four

Los #: 203

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI

A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY BC
A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH CENTURY BC The bombé body flat-cast with two bands of decoration, the main band comprised of four taotie masks, two centered on a notched flange on

Los #: 204

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

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

Los #: 205

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE CEREMONIAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN

A BRONZE CEREMONIAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE CEREMONIAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC The bulbous mid-section with two taotie masks with large oblong eyes cast in relief as are the prominent nostrils and rounded bosses

Los #: 206

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, YU

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, YU
SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, YU SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Raised on a tall pedestal foot spreading slightly to a vertical bottom rim and cast with three taotie masks centered on narrow flanges, the deep bowl cast

Los #: 207

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
SECOND HALF MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI SECOND HALF MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY BC The swelling body cast in relief on each side with a small taotie mask flanked by pairs of birds with backwards-turned

Los #: 208

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC The bombé body cast in low rounded relief with a band of eight dragons set between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small

Los #: 209

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD COOKING VESSEL AND A COVER, ...

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

Los #: 210

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTINGS

A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTINGS
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC
A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTINGS WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC Made to be worn between the ears of a horse, each cast as a monster mask ( taotie ) with large nose, curved jaws, and bulbous

Los #: 211

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING

A RARE BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING
MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE CHARIOT FITTING MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC The socket well cast on the two broad sides with a long-tailed bird with long trailing crest feathers reserved on a leiwen -ground panel, one of the

Los #: 212

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE BRONZE TWO-SIDED CHARIOT FITTING

A RARE BRONZE TWO-SIDED CHARIOT FITTING
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
A RARE BRONZE TWO-SIDED CHARIOT FITTING LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC The cylindrical tube cast at the top on each side with a different taotie mask set above a hole, one mask with

Los #: 213

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL WITH ATTACHED COVER, HU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL WITH ATTACHED COVER, HU
EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL WITH ATTACHED COVER, HU EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body with a double bow-string band cast

Los #: 214

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING

A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING
LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC The hemispherical body raised on four tall cabriole legs and cast on the upper body with a band of detached

Los #: 215

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND A COVER, GUI

A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND A COVER, GUI
LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND A COVER, GUI LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY BC The sides of the vessel horizontally grooved below a band of dissolved taotie centered on a

Los #: 216

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU

A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) The broad pear-shaped body raised on a pedestal foot with upright sides below an indented waist, the sides encircled by three slightly concave bands and

Los #: 217

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING

A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING
EARLY/MID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-9TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING EARLY/MID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-9TH CENTURY BC The slightly spreading body raised on three slender, tapering legs, the upper body

Los #: 218

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, LIAN ...

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, LIAN
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, LIAN WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) Made in imitation of metal-mounted lacquer prototypes, the body raised on three cabriole legs and cast in low

Los #: 219

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC The hemispherical body

Los #: 220

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER AND COVER

A RARE SMALL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER AND COVER
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
A RARE SMALL BRONZE CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER AND COVER HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The walls of the container chased and engraved with a mountainous landscape through which races a shaman-like figure wearing a winged cape

Los #: 221

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE CHARIOT WHEEL LINCHPINS

A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE CHARIOT WHEEL LINCHPINS
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE CHARIOT WHEEL LINCHPINS EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The L-shaped terminal of each cast in high relief with a kneeling, naked man with large head and

Los #: 222

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR AND COVER, FANGHU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR AND COVER, FANGHU
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, DATED INSCRIPTION CORRESPONDING TO 1 BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR AND COVER, FANGHU WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, DATED INSCRIPTION CORRESPONDING TO 1 BC The tapering body and high truncated pyramidal foot cast in low relief with panels of fine

Los #: 223

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE HOOKED HALBERD BLADE OR FINIAL

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE HOOKED HALBERD BLADE OR FINIAL
ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-256 BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE HOOKED HALBERD BLADE OR FINIAL ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-256 BC Flat cast and cut out in the form of an openwork crest rising from a tapering socket of lenticular section pierced on both sides with a

Los #: 224

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A VERY RARE BRONZE DAGGER-AXE, KUI

A VERY RARE BRONZE DAGGER-AXE, KUI
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SICHUAN PROVINCE, 11TH CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE BRONZE DAGGER-AXE, KUI LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SICHUAN PROVINCE, 11TH CENTURY BC The broad triangular blade intentionally bent upward at the tip and cast on both

Los #: 225

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES

TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC One with arched handle with an openwork terminal cast as a dragon confronting a bird, with a bovine mask cast at the base of the ovoid bowl at the other end; the slender

Los #: 226

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLAD...

A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC
A VERY RARE JADE AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, ANYANG PHASE, CIRCA 1300-1100 BC The jade blade now altered to an opaque dark buff and olive-brown

Los #: 227

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SHAFT-RING AXE

A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SHAFT-RING AXE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SHAFT-RING AXE EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The broad blade with slightly curved edges flaring at the rounded cutting edge, both sides cast in shallow

Los #: 228

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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TWO UNUSUAL BRONZE AXES

TWO UNUSUAL BRONZE AXES
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
TWO UNUSUAL BRONZE AXES LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Both with a thin, broad blade with slightly curved sides flaring towards the curved cutting edge, with narrow slits at the corners and with a hafting hole in

Los #: 229

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE SOCKETED GE-HALBERD BLADE

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE SOCKETED GE -HALBERD BLADE
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE SOCKETED GE -HALBERD BLADE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC The blade with median ridge on both sides tapering to a point from a lenticular socket surmounted by an animal head with hooked

Los #: 230

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 18.03.2009