Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

Christie's
25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC The deep body crisply flat cast with a band comprising two taotie masks formed by crouching dragons with quills, one mask divided by an

Los #: 1001

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, POU

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, POU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, POU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC Cast with a main band of alternating squares and diamonds filled with angular scrolls surrounding a boss cast in relief, the shoulder with a band of dragon scroll

Los #: 1002

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, FANGDING

A RARE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, FANGDING
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, FANGDING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The rectangular body raised on four columnar legs and cast on each side with a taotie mask divided by a narrow flange repeated at

Los #: 1003

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Of pear shape and oval section, the sides cast in high relief with two taotie masks with bulging eyes and rams' horns, each flanked by

Los #: 1004

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Cast in intaglio around the sides with a band of two taotie masks interrupted by a single graph cast beneath the handle, the pair of posts rising

Los #: 1005

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU
SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Of full pear shape raised on a pedestal foot cast with two bow-string bands, the shoulder flat-cast with a band of pairs of dragons reserved on a leiwen

Los #: 1006

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE TRIPOD STEAMER, XIAN

A BRONZE TRIPOD STEAMER, XIAN
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE TRIPOD STEAMER, XIAN LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep bowl cast in intaglio with a taotie band filled with black inlay below a pair of upright rope-twist handles

Los #: 1007

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING

A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, DING EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH CENTURY BC Raised on three slender legs, cast in low relief with a band of alternating whorl and 'star' or 'eye and crescent' motifs reserved

Los #: 1008

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL EWER, YI

A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL EWER, YI
LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 8TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL EWER, YI LATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 8TH CENTURY BC The broad body raised on three legs, cast in intaglio below the rim with a band of scales above a chevron band, with further scales on the sides of the

Los #: 1009

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE LARGE BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTING

A RARE LARGE BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTING
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC
A RARE LARGE BRONZE MASK-FORM HORSE FITTING WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100-771 BC Probably attached to armor on the side of a horse's head, cast as the head of a ferocious beast shown in profile, the reverse

Los #: 1010

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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TWO BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES

TWO BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADES
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY BC
TWO BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADES EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY BC One with shaft ring set in front of the projecting tang cast in high relief on both sides with a bovine mask; the other with slightly curved

Los #: 1011

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, KUI

A RARE LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, KUI
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
A RARE LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, KUI LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC The broad triangular blade with median ridge interrupted by a hole in the center of a conformingly shaped strengthening shield, with two hafting slits

Los #: 1012

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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THREE BRONZE GE-HALBERD BLADES

THREE BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADES
SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC
THREE BRONZE GE -HALBERD BLADES SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 1200 BC The blade of each cast with a subtle median ridge and each hilt with a hafting hole: one cast on both sides at the top of the blade with a triangular mask with remains of black

Los #: 1013

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-EARLY 4TH CENTURY BC Of pear shape, with a bow-string band cast partially around the body either side of a faceted lug handle, with a hinged

Los #: 1014

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC The globular body raised on three squat supports, flat cast with a

Los #: 1015

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN

A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC Raised on three stout supports, the shallow sides cast with a band of backward-facing dragons filled with

Los #: 1016

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC The spreading stem foot and the bowl flat-cast with a band of tiny, tightly intertwined scrolls, the cover with two bands

Los #: 1017

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE ELLIPTICAL BOWL AND COVER

A BRONZE ELLIPTICAL BOWL AND COVER
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE ELLIPTICAL BOWL AND COVER LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC The body rising from a flat base, flat-cast at the shoulder and again on the cover with a band of intertwined dragons, the bodies

Los #: 1018

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU

A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC Heavily cast, the sides encircled by three bands of fine abstract curl pattern bordered by narrow inlaid bands with

Los #: 1019

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE CROSSBOW MECHANISM

A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE CROSSBOW MECHANISM
LATE HAN/WESTERN JIN DYNASTY, 1ST-EARLY 4TH CENTURY AD
A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE CROSSBOW MECHANISM LATE HAN/WESTERN JIN DYNASTY, 1ST-EARLY 4TH CENTURY AD Finely and heavily cast, the top and the upright sight finely inlaid in gold wire with narrow

Los #: 1021

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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THREE INLAID BRONZE FITTINGS

THREE INLAID BRONZE FITTINGS
WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
THREE INLAID BRONZE FITTINGS WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC) One a gold and silver-inlaid crossbow fitting, inlaid in gold wire and sheet and silver wire with scrolls; the other two hollow-cast ferrules ( tun ) or ge shaft caps, one

Los #: 1022

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE SWORD

A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE SWORD
EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, FIRST HALF 5TH CENTURY BC
A RARE GOLD-INLAID BRONZE SWORD EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, FIRST HALF 5TH CENTURY BC The long tapering blade with beveled edges and with a distinct median ridge made from a different alloy and now of turquoise

Los #: 1023

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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THREE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD POMMELS

THREE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD POMMELS
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
THREE TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD POMMELS LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC All inlaid on the top and underside with a scroll band inlaid in turquoise tesserae, the center of the largest and one

Los #: 1024

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, SECOND HALF 6TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, SECOND HALF 6TH CENTURY BC The bowl and cover flat-cast with indentical bands, one of dragon scrolls with backward-turned

Los #: 1025

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A SMALL PARCEL-GILT-DECORATED INCISED BRONZE BOWL

A SMALL PARCEL-GILT-DECORATED INCISED BRONZE BOWL
EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC
A SMALL PARCEL-GILT-DECORATED INCISED BRONZE BOWL EARLY WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 3RD CENTURY BC The exterior cast with three bow-string bands superimposed by two mask handles, the lower body, base, interior and

Los #: 1026

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED BRONZE BEAKER

A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED BRONZE BEAKER
BRONZE BEAKER LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH CENTURY BC, SHANDONG PROVINCE; SILVER DECORATION OF LATER DATE
A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED BRONZE BEAKER BRONZE BEAKER LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH CENTURY BC, SHANDONG

Los #: 1027

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)
THREE BRONZE MIRRORS WARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC) The first flat-cast with three intertwined dragons reserved on a patterned ground; the second and largest cast in low relief with an inscription band encircling the knob, and four

Los #: 1028

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
THREE BRONZE MIRRORS HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The first cast in thread relief with Daoist immortals and animals separated by nipples, within an inscription band below leaf scroll on the canted rim; the second of 'T,L,V' type cast in thread relief

Los #: 1029

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE SEALS

A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE SEALS
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE SEALS EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) Each cast as a tortoise standing atop a square seal, the base of each with the same four seal characters, Guan Zhong Hou yin (an official title) 15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) square, wood box (2

Los #: 1030

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010

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TWO BRONZE MIRRORS

TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 9-220)
TWO BRONZE MIRRORS XIN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 9-220) One of 'TLV' type, the central knob within a square border of nipples and characters, surrounded by eight further nipples and a Daoist immortal and seven celestial creatures amidst T, L and V

Los #: 1031

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 25.03.2010