Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II

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15 September 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Of slender profile, the trumpet-shaped neck flat-cast with four upright blades outlined and filled with leiwen rising from a scroll band, the center

Los #: 1101

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep body raised on three slightly curved blade-form supports and crisply cast around the sides with two registers

Los #: 1102

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU

A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Of oval section and pear shape, the upper body cast in low relief on a leiwen band on each side with a pair of

Los #: 1103

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE BRONZE AXE

A RARE BRONZE AXE
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE AXE LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The circular axe head cast on each side with a whorl-star motif, projecting from one side of the tubular socket cast with two stylized blades framing

Los #: 1104

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC With plain trumpet-shaped upper body, the center section cast in relief with two taotie masks formed by detached elements centered on and separated by

Los #: 1106

Schätzpreis: 45.000 $ - 55.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC The tri-lobed body raised on three columnar supports and encircled by a band of scrolls below the narrow rim from which projects a pair of

Los #: 1109

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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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 Raised on three blade-form supports, the deep body flat-cast with a band of two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, one centered on

Los #: 1110

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE CONTAINER AND COVER

A RARE SMALL BRONZE CONTAINER AND COVER
EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC
A RARE SMALL BRONZE CONTAINER AND COVER EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC The vessel of oblong section and pouch-like form, flat-cast on both convex sides with a pair of confronted dragons with

Los #: 1111

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING

A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN/EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY BC
A RARE SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN/EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY BC The globular body raised on three low

Los #: 1112

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A MASSIVE RITUAL BRONZE TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

A MASSIVE RITUAL BRONZE TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING
SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC)
A MASSIVE RITUAL BRONZE TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC) The deep, rounded body raised on three tall feet issuing from elaborate stylized taotie masks, cast with three continuous

Los #: 1113

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE BELL, BO ZHONG

A BRONZE BELL, BO ZHONG
SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE BELL, BO ZHONG SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC Of lenticular section, each side with a plain central panel framed by small interlinked feather-like scrolls and flanked by rows of bosses cast as coiled

Los #: 1115

Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 100.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, DOU

A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, DOU
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, DOU LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC Each raised on a spreading pedestal foot flat-cast with five narrow decorative bands, the bowl

Los #: 1116

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE LARGE RITUAL BRONZE WINE VESSEL AND A COVER, HU

A RARE LARGE RITUAL BRONZE WINE VESSEL AND A COVER, HU
MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY BC
A RARE LARGE RITUAL BRONZE WINE VESSEL AND A COVER, HU MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY BC The pear-shaped body cast in high relief with two wave bands, the lower band incorporating

Los #: 1118

Schätzpreis: 400.000 $ - 600.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A GOLD, SILVER AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK

A GOLD, SILVER AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK
WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
A GOLD, SILVER AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK WARRING STATES PERIOD, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC Finely inlaid in gold and silver wire with an intricate overlapping geometric design framing and

Los #: 1119

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE FIGURAL MIRROR

A BRONZE FIGURAL MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
A BRONZE FIGURAL MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) The large knob surrounded by a narrow decorative band and an outer field of four seated immortals surrounded by numerous Daoist figures, dignitaries, entertainers, four nipples encircled by

Los #: 1123

Schätzpreis: 9.000 $ - 11.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A SILVERY BRONZE 'TLV' CIRCULAR MIRROR

A SILVERY BRONZE 'TLV' CIRCULAR MIRROR
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A SILVERY BRONZE 'TLV' CIRCULAR MIRROR WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) Crisply cast, the central knob within a square border of twelve small nipples separating characters representing the zodiac, with eight further nipples in

Los #: 1124

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983) Shina Kodo Seika, or Selected Reli...

UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983). Shina Kodo Seika, or Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America. Osaka: Yamanaka & Company, 1933.
UMEHARA SUEJI (1893-1983). Shina Kodo Seika, or Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and America

Los #: 1125

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A LARGE BRONZE BEAKER AND COVER

A LARGE BRONZE BEAKER AND COVER
MIDDLE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE BEAKER AND COVER MIDDLE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH CENTURY BC The tall vessel with plain sides tapering towards a spreading foot and applied on the upper body with two taotie mask handles suspending loose

Los #: 1126

Schätzpreis: 18.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE SMALL BRONZE BELL, NAO

A RARE SMALL BRONZE BELL, NAO
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (770-256 BC)
A RARE SMALL BRONZE BELL, NAO EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (770-256 BC) Of elliptical section, the convex sides finely cast with a tapering panel divided by a narrow bead border repeated as the borders and dividing line of two diamonds filled

Los #: 1127

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A PAIR OF BRONZE MASK AND RING HANDLES

A PAIR OF BRONZE MASK AND RING HANDLES
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
A PAIR OF BRONZE MASK AND RING HANDLES HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The masks well cast as taotie with bulging eyes and finely striated brows, with loops forming the snout and suspending large rings now affixed by encrustation, the

Los #: 1128

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU

A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU
LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE JAR, HU LATE WARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BC Of broad pear shape raised on a waisted foot, the sides crisply cast with three bands of tight abstract curl pattern set between raised borders

Los #: 1129

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR

A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
A SILVERY BRONZE MIRROR EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) The knob encircled by a band of nine bosses joined by leafy tendrils, hatchured and plain bands, and an outer field of seven roundels with a central nipple that alternate with a seated Daoist

Los #: 1130

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR

A BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Cast in relief with two figures flanking the central knob, with Confucius holding a staff on the left and the hermit Rong Qiqi possibly holding a sword and clad in a deerskin on the right, with an

Los #: 1132

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A SILVERY BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR

A SILVERY BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A SILVERY BRONZE OCTALOBED MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) Cast in relief with a scaly, three-clawed dragon leaping amidst vaporous clouds, its head turned and jaws open as if to grasp the central knob, with silvery patina and areas of green

Los #: 1133

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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A RARE EARLY BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A RARE EARLY BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
EARLY SHANG, ERLIGANG PERIOD, CIRCA 1600-1500 BC
A RARE EARLY BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE EARLY SHANG, ERLIGANG PERIOD, CIRCA 1600-1500 BC Of lenticular section, the lower body with rounded profile and flat bottom raised on three

Los #: 1134

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE MASK-FORM FITTING

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE MASK-FORM FITTING
LATE 6TH/EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE MASK-FORM FITTING LATE 6TH/EARLY 5TH CENTURY BC Cast as a monster mask with protruding tongue and bulging eyes below a pair of ornate openwork horns formed by slender, twisting, spiralling dragons biting their own

Los #: 1135

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FLASK

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FLASK
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN/EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FLASK LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN/EARLY WARRING STATES PERIOD, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BC Of lenticular section, raised on a flared foot, the sides flat-cast with bands of diagonal scroll and

Los #: 1137

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN
SOUTHEAST CHINA, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC)
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZUN SOUTHEAST CHINA, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC) Of pear shape with widely spreading mouth, the sides cast in relief with two pairs of S-shaped serpents

Los #: 1138

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE DAGGER

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE DAGGER
WARRING STATES PERIOD/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE DAGGER WARRING STATES PERIOD/WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY BC One side of the blade faceted and with median ridge, the reverse with a raised center finely cast with a repeating angular

Los #: 1139

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011

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AN INLAY-DECORATED BRONZE DAGGER

AN INLAY-DECORATED BRONZE DAGGER
SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC)
AN INLAY-DECORATED BRONZE DAGGER SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD (770-476 BC) The hollow handle crisply cast on each side in openwork with a dense pattern of interlaced dragon heads above an inverted taotie that forms the guard, all of

Los #: 1141

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 15.09.2011