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

Christie's
14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center

Datum der Auktion: 14.09.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The deep body raised on three blade-shaped legs and encircled by a pair of bow-string bands that end either side of the

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING
LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A SMALL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Raised on three somewhat triangular legs leading up into each deep lobe of the

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The body cast with a band of narrow vertical ribs below a band of alternating dragons with backward-turned heads and whorl motifs

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING

A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LIDING LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC Raised on three columnar legs cast at the top with a taotie mask centered on a flange and positioned below the three lobes of the

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, GU

A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, GU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC
A RARE PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSELS, GU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC Each of slender form, the trumpet-shaped neck cast with four blades of cicada type above a narrow band of four angular snakes with hooked tails

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 50.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU

AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU
SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL SMALL BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, HU SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BC Of pear shape and circular section, the neck encircled by a slightly raised band flat cast with two taotie masks on a leiwen

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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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-shaped supports, the deep body flat-cast with a band comprising two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground, one

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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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 CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL AND COVER, YOU EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Of pear shape and lenticular section, raised on a spreading pedestal foot encircled by two bow-string bands, the shoulder cast

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Both the bowl and the spreading pedestal foot cast with a band of alternating bosses and stars, the band below the flared rim interrupted by

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 30.000 $ - 40.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI

A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY BC Of broad pear shape and oval section, cast in high relief on each side with a large taotie mask with ram's horns with projecting tips

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LI

A RARE INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LI
EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC
A RARE INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, LI EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC Raised on three tapering hollow legs that

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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AN INLAID BRONZE AXE

AN INLAID BRONZE AXE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
AN INLAID BRONZE AXE LATE SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The blade tapering in thickness and flaring outwards towards the curved cutting edge, with a recessed rectangular panel on both sides below a taotie mask with black

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES

TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC
TWO RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLES WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC The smaller with arched handle, the broad flat end cast with a bird with long crest feathers that trail upwards, with a small bovine mask cast

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FITTING

AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FITTING
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE FITTING WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC Hollow cast, of spreading, flattened elliptical section with two holes in the flat top, each side cast in intaglio with a taotie mask and in relief with eyes and a

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAP LINCHPINS

A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAP LINCHPINS
WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1000-900 BC
A PAIR OF BRONZE AXLE CAP LINCHPINS WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1000-900 BC Each rectangular pin pierced with a slit for attachment and surmounted by a large well-cast tiger mask pierced by an arched channel below the

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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AN INLAID BRONZE BIRD-FORM FINIAL

AN INLAID BRONZE BIRD-FORM FINIAL
LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC
AN INLAID BRONZE BIRD-FORM FINIAL LATE EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 5TH-4TH CENTURY BC The tubular socket pierced through the sides and surmounted by a seated bird with long neck and large beak, the body detailed with feathers

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING

A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING
EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC
A LARGE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING EARLY EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH CENTURY BC Raised on three hollow legs splayed at the bottom and

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU

A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DOU EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC The bowl with a pair of ring handles and the cover with circular crown similarly cast

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL GLOBULAR TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, ...

A RARE BRONZE RITUAL GLOBULAR TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DUI
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH CENTURY BC
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL GLOBULAR TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DUI EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH CENTURY BC The hemispherical body

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 10.000 $ - 15.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE

A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
A LARGE HEAVILY CAST BRONZE MASK AND LOOSE RING HANDLE HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) The mask well cast as a taotie with bulging eyes and finely striated brows, with two long rectangular tabs for attachment projecting

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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THREE BRONZE ORDOS OPENWORK RECTANGULAR PLAQUES

THREE BRONZE ORDOS OPENWORK RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
2ND CENTURY BC-2ND CENTURY AD, NORTHERN CHINA AND SOUTHERN SIBERIA
THREE BRONZE ORDOS OPENWORK RECTANGULAR PLAQUES 2ND CENTURY BC-2ND CENTURY AD, NORTHERN CHINA AND SOUTHERN SIBERIA The largest well cast in relief with two battling stallions surrounded

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A VERY RARE BRONZE HUMAN-FORM WATER DROPPER

A VERY RARE BRONZE HUMAN-FORM WATER DROPPER
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
A VERY RARE BRONZE HUMAN-FORM WATER DROPPER HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220) Hollow cast as a kneeling figure wearing only a breech-cloth, the smooth face cast with small mouth, prominent nose and tapering ovoid eyes, all flanked by

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD

A RARE GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD
LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC
A RARE GOLD AND TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE SWORD LATE EASTERN ZHOU/WARRING STATES PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY BC The long tapering blade with median ridge and beveled edges, the oval handle

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A LARGE SILVERY BRONZE ZODIAC MIRROR

A LARGE SILVERY BRONZE ZODIAC MIRROR
SUI/EARLY TANG DYNASTY, 6TH-7TH CENTURY
A LARGE SILVERY BRONZE ZODIAC MIRROR SUI/EARLY TANG DYNASTY, 6TH-7TH CENTURY The knob within a square border surrounded by the Guardians of the Four Directions below narrow sawtooth borders, the rim with the twelve animals

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 7.000 $ - 9.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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TWO BRONZE MIRRORS

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

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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THREE BRONZE MIRRORS

THREE BRONZE MIRRORS
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
THREE BRONZE MIRRORS EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220) Including a blackish mirror finely cast with two pairs of winged tigers and dragons confronted around the knob and encircled by an inscription and a hatchured band below decorative bands on the

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A LARGE SILVERY-BRONZE OCTAGONAL MIRROR

A LARGE SILVERY-BRONZE OCTAGONAL MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A LARGE SILVERY-BRONZE OCTAGONAL MIRROR TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The knob surrounded by two geese pulling on the ends of a tassel suspended from a lotus above, a parrot below, and two flanking geese with lotus buds in their beaks standing

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE BRONZE ENGRAVED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

A RARE BRONZE ENGRAVED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
6TH CENTURY
A RARE BRONZE ENGRAVED CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER 6TH CENTURY The center of the flat cover finely engraved with a central flowerhead surrounded by five roundels enclosing musicians and dancers of Central Asian type separated by basket-like motifs

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 25.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED LACQUERED SHELL

A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED LACQUERED SHELL
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
A RARE SILVER-EMBELLISHED LACQUERED SHELL TANG DYNASTY (618-907) The shell retaining some of the original lacquer ground on which was laid the silver sheet decoration cut out and engraved as a large parrot positioned below a lotus

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009

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A TORTOISE-FORM BRONZE AND COWRIE SHELL MAT WEIGHT

A TORTOISE-FORM BRONZE AND COWRIE SHELL MAT WEIGHT
WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)
A TORTOISE-FORM BRONZE AND COWRIE SHELL MAT WEIGHT WESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8) Cast as a tortoise seated with legs bent and shown along the edges of the flat base, the raised head with pointed snout and

Los #: 32

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 14.09.2009