Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Christie's
21-22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep body is raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports, and is cast with a taotie mask band formed by two pairs of

Los #: 1121

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is cast in relief on a plain ground with cicada blades on the trumpet-shaped upper section above a band of

Los #: 1122

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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AN OPAQUE GREYISH OLIVE-GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE

AN OPAQUE GREYISH OLIVE-GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE
SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600-1100 BC)
AN OPAQUE GREYISH OLIVE-GREEN JADE CEREMONIAL BLADE SHANG DYNASTY (CIRCA 1600-1100 BC) The blade has rounded edges and flares towards the cutting edge, which has a wide, gentle bevel on each side. There is an

Los #: 1123

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO BRONZE GE BLADES

TWO BRONZE GE BLADES
SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 14TH-10TH CENTURY BC
TWO BRONZE GE BLADES SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 14TH-10TH CENTURY BC The larger is cast in intaglio on each side at the top of the blade with a human face between two angled loops at the corners, and in front of a

Los #: 1124

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE AND JADE GE HALBERD BLADE

A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE AND JADE GE HALBERD BLADE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE AND JADE GE HALBERD BLADE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The mottled greyish-green jade blade, which is now opaque, has beveled edges and a tiny hole. It issues

Los #: 1125

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANG...

A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, FANGYI SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC The vessel is of tapering rectangular shape and is well cast in low relief on the two broad sides with

Los #: 1126

Schätzpreis: 800.000 $ - 1.200.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE CHANFRON

A BRONZE CHANFRON
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE CHANFRON LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The harness frontal is cast with a long, hemispherical 'tongue' that issues from a taotie mask with pierced bulbous eyes. A narrow strap

Los #: 1127

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A PAIR OF BRONZE LINCHPINS

A PAIR OF BRONZE LINCHPINS
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-10TH CENTURY BC
A PAIR OF BRONZE LINCHPINS LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-10TH CENTURY BC Each flat pin is pierced with a rectangular aperture at one end and is surmounted by a well-cast animal head with tapering

Los #: 1128

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped vessel, which is of oval section, is raised on a spreading foot and is cast on each side with a band

Los #: 1129

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH CENTURY BC The deep, globular body is raised on three cabriole legs and has two upright handles decorated with bands of angular

Los #: 1130

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL LADLE

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL LADLE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL LADLE EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC The handle has a flared, curved end with median ridge and a bovine mask terminal from which issues the straight, angled mid-section, that

Los #: 1131

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A TURQUOISE-INLAID AND SILVER-DECORATED GILT-BRONZE OPENWORK...

A TURQUOISE-INLAID AND SILVER-DECORATED GILT-BRONZE OPENWORK GARMENT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
A TURQUOISE-INLAID AND SILVER-DECORATED GILT-BRONZE OPENWORK GARMENT HOOK WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC Cast in openwork at one end with the head of a dragon or canine, its

Los #: 1132

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS

TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC The larger has a central square with small leaves or feathers at the corners from which extend rope-twist garlands suspending leaf and feather pendants that

Los #: 1133

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A GILT-BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR

A GILT-BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
A GILT-BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) The large knob is surrounded by four bixie separating seated deities within an outer band of semi-circles alternating with rectangles cast with characters below a canted dogtooth

Los #: 1134

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO LARGE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS

TWO LARGE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
TWO LARGE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) The large knob is surrounded by two seated deities and an attendant separated by four nipples from a dragon and a tiger with backward-turned head, within a hatchured border

Los #: 1135

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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THREE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS

THREE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
THREE BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRORS HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The knob of one is surrounded by two stylized double-headed dragons separated by two inscriptions within an outer scallop border. The largest has a loop in the shape of a crouching

Los #: 1136

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A VERY RARE BRONZE FIGURAL SUPPORT

A VERY RARE BRONZE FIGURAL SUPPORT
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-3RD CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE BRONZE FIGURAL SUPPORT WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-3RD CENTURY BC The support is cast as a kneeling servant holding a cylindrical tube above a corresponding socket that rises from the square base, which is cast

Los #: 1137

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR 'TLV' MIRRORS

TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR 'TLV' MIRRORS
WESTERN HAN/XIN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 23)
TWO BRONZE CIRCULAR 'TLV' MIRRORS WESTERN HAN/XIN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 23) One has a silvery patina and a central square enclosing six nipples alternating with characters surrounded by four pairs of nipples flanking birds within

Los #: 1138

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR

A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) The back is crisply cast with a knob centering a quartrefoil within a square border of twelve nipples separating characters representing the zodiac. There are eight further nipples in the

Los #: 1139

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 10.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE HEXAGONAL MIRRORS

TWO MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE HEXAGONAL MIRRORS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
TWO MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE HEXAGONAL MIRRORS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) One is of scalloped outline and is inlaid with a silver sheet decorated in repoussé with a crouching animal loop surrounded by two lions

Los #: 1140

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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THREE BRONZE OCTAFOIL MIRRORS

THREE BRONZE OCTAFOIL MIRRORS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
THREE BRONZE OCTAFOIL MIRRORS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The smallest is cast in relief with four immortals seated astride birds or mythical beasts in flight around the central knob below alternating insects and flower sprigs in the eight bracket

Los #: 1141

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR

A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The back is cast in high relief in the center with a crouching animal-form loop surrounded by six animals crawling and leaping amidst fruiting grapevine encircled by a raised

Los #: 1142

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURAL STAFF FINIAL

A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURAL STAFF FINIAL
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURAL STAFF FINIAL TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The fitting is heavily cast as a tubular shaft surmounted by the finely cast head of a foreigner with hooked nose, prominent cheekbones and hair shown in overlapping

Los #: 1143

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 4.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A RARE SMALL GOLD AND SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRRO...

A RARE SMALL GOLD AND SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A RARE SMALL GOLD AND SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The very thin, slightly concave bronze mirror has a tiny loop in the center of a stylized flower-form applique of gold foil

Los #: 1144

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS

THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS
SUI/NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 6TH-12TH CENTURY
THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS SUI/NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 6TH-12TH CENTURY One is a slender, graceful figure standing in a tribhangha pose on top of a lotus stem, with a bottle pendent from

Los #: 1145

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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TWO LARGE BRONZE MIRRORS

TWO LARGE BRONZE MIRRORS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
TWO LARGE BRONZE MIRRORS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) One has a flattened knob encircled by a narrow band of stamens and a band of overlapping petals surrounded by a broad, plain field separated from the rounded outer rim by a canted border. The other has a

Los #: 1146

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR

A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The back is cast in high relief in the center with a loop in the form of a crouching animal surrounded by six further animals cavorting amidst a grapevine within a raised border

Los #: 1147

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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THREE MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE FLORIFORM MIRRORS

THREE MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE FLORIFORM MIRRORS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
THREE MINIATURE SILVER-DECORATED BRONZE FLORIFORM MIRRORS TANG DYNASTY (618-907) One of hexalobed outline is inlaid with a silver sheet decorated in repoussé with three lions racing amidst a scrolling vine within a

Los #: 1148

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR

A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR
SUI DYNASTY (581-618)
A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR SUI DYNASTY (581-618) The back has a central knob encircled by narrow petal and stamen borders surrounded by six floral roundels separated by foliate arabesques within narrow dogtooth borders and an outer inscription encircled by

Los #: 1149

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013

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A DARK GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF AMITABHA BUDDHA

A DARK GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF AMITABHA BUDDHA
INSCRIBED JINGLONG THIRD YEAR (709), AND OF THE PERIOD
A DARK GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF AMITABHA BUDDHA INSCRIBED JINGLONG THIRD YEAR (709), AND OF THE PERIOD The seated figure is backed by a flame-carved mandorla carved with a foliate scroll aureole

Los #: 1150

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013