Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
CHRISTIE'S

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

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A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GUA BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GUA BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
Lot 1501 A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GU
Price: $ 100 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 100 000 Sold
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, GULATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BCThe mid-section and foot are finely cast with bands of taotie masks on a leiwen ground, those on the foot below a band of dragons, all divided and separated by narrow notched flanges. The trumpet neck is cast with leiwen-filled b...
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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIAA BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIAA BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIA
Lot 1502 A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIA
Price: $ 137 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 137 500 Sold
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JIAMID-SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH CENTURY BCRaised on three thick, blade-shaped legs, the vessel is flat-cast on the body and the base of the neck with bands of taotie masks formed by birds with quills, rounded eyes, hooked beaks and scroll-filled bodies centered on narr...
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A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSELS, JUEA PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSELS, JUEA PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSELS, JUE
Lot 1503 A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSELS, JUE
Price: $ 118 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 118 750 Sold
A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSELS, JUELATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-12TH CENTURY BCEach is raised on tall, graceful, blade-shaped legs and cast with a band of taotie masks formed by confronted dragons with bird-form tails, one mask centered by a flange, the other by the handle and a single clan...
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A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSELS, LIDING ...A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSELS, LIDING ...A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSELS, LIDING ...
Lot 1504 A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL...
Price: $ 106 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 106 250 Sold
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSELS, LIDINGMID-SHANG DYNASTY, 14TH-13TH CENTURY BCThe exterior of each tri-lobed vessel is cast below the rim with a narrow band of scrolls that taper in a diagonal from a central "eye," all between two rows of circles.7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high, ...
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A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUIA BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUIA BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
Lot 1505 A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUI
Price: $ 100 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 100 000 Sold
A BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSEL, GUIEARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BCThe body is cast below the rim with a narrow band of dragons centered on either side by an animal mask in relief and interrupted by handles that issue from animal heads and are cast on the sides with intaglio scrolls abo...
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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
Lot 1506 A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
Price: $ 81 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 81 250 Sold
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEMID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BCThe vessel is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading fu gui (Father Gui) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim.7 ¾ in. (19.5 c...
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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
Lot 1507 A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
Price: $ 68 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 68 750 Sold
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUEMID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BCThe body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast with a band of whorl roundels and leiwen. An inscription reading zi X (Son X) is cast on one of the posts that rise from the rim.8 in. (20.7 cm.) high
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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DINGA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DINGA RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING
Lot 1508 A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DING
Price: $ 50 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 50 000 Sold
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL, DINGMID-WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BCThe body is raised on three slender legs and tapers towards the everted rim and is cast with a band of plain, vertically arranged "quills" reserved on a leiwen ground filled with black matrix. One sid...
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A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, GUIA PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, GUIA PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, GUI
Lot 1509 A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, G...
Price: $ 200 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 200 000 Sold
A PAIR OF BRONZE RITUAL FOOD VESSELS AND COVERS, GUILATE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY-EARLY SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 8TH-7TH CENTURY BCEach vessel and cover is cast with bands of hooked scrolls and horizontal grooves. Each vessel is flanked by handles surmounted by dragon heads with large horns, and suppor...
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A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD POURING VESSEL, HEA COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD POURING VESSEL, HEA COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD POURING VESSEL, HE
Lot 1510 A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD POURING VESSE...
Price: $ 187 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 187 500 Sold
A COPPER-INLAID BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD POURING VESSEL, HEWARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)The vessel is cast in relief with three bands of confronted birds, the body of one inverted, bordered by narrow, copper-inlaid bands of continuous scrolls, and is supported on three legs, each in the form of a b...
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THREE BRONZE BELLS, ZHONGTHREE BRONZE BELLS, ZHONGTHREE BRONZE BELLS, ZHONG
Lot 1511 THREE BRONZE BELLS, ZHONG
Price: $ 137 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 137 500 Sold
THREE BRONZE BELLS, ZHONGLATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BCEach is finely cast with bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents above a broad taotie band and surmounted by an inverted U-shaped handle cast with cowrie shells emerging from the mouths of recumbent mythical beasts.9 ¼ in. (...
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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HUA RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HUA RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
Lot 1512 A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HU
Price: $ 562 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 562 500 Sold
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, HUSPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY BCThe vessel is raised on a ring foot cast in imitation of twisted rope, and has a globular lower body that tapers to a cylindrical neck angled to one side. The body and neck are cast with four bands of dense in...
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A FINELY CAST BRONZE BELL, BOA FINELY CAST BRONZE BELL, BOA FINELY CAST BRONZE BELL, BO
Lot 1513 A FINELY CAST BRONZE BELL, BO
Price: $ 56 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 56 250 Sold
A FINELY CAST BRONZE BELL, BOLATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH-5TH CENTURY BCThe bo is cast on each side with alternating bands of bosses formed by coiled serpents and bands of dense scrolls on either side of a field of smilar scrolls, all above a section of stylized dragon scroll. The top is surmo...
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A BRONZE JAR AND COVER, HUA BRONZE JAR AND COVER, HUA BRONZE JAR AND COVER, HU
Lot 1514 A BRONZE JAR AND COVER, HU
Price: $ 22 500 Sold
Price:
 $ 22 500 Sold
A BRONZE JAR AND COVER, HUWARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)The jar is cast with bands of flower heads, those on the body between narrow borders of interlaced dragons, and is flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings. The low, conical cover has similar decoration and four hooked proje...
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A BRONZE THREE-PART STEAMER, YANA BRONZE THREE-PART STEAMER, YANA BRONZE THREE-PART STEAMER, YAN
Lot 1515 A BRONZE THREE-PART STEAMER, YAN
Price: $ 3 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 3 750 Sold
A BRONZE THREE-PART STEAMER, YANWESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)Each section is flanked by a pair of taotie masks suspending loose rings.13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high overall
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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUAN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUAN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HU
Lot 1516 AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HU
Price: $ 35 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 35 000 Sold
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUHAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)The hu is decorated overall with various decorative bands, including three wide bands of feathers on the neck, and there are two slightly concave bands encircling the shoulder. The bronze has blue-green encrustation.11 ¾ in. (28.8 cm...
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A LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, GEA LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, GEA LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, GE
Lot 1517 A LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, GE
Price: $ 9 375 Sold
Price:
 $ 9 375 Sold
A LARGE BRONZE HALBERD BLADE, GEWARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)The blade is pierced with four apertures near the socket and a long, narrow aperture on the nei.14 5/8 in. (37 cm.) long
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A GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOKA GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOKA GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK
Lot 1518 A GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK
Price: $ 35 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 35 000 Sold
A GOLD AND SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOKWARRING STATES PERIOD-WESTERN HAN DYNASTY, 4TH-1ST CENTURY BCThe slender shaft is intricately inlaid with stylized phoenixes with scrolling bodies filled with dots, all between plain bands at the ends.6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) long
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A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE SWORDA PARCEL-GILT BRONZE SWORDA PARCEL-GILT BRONZE SWORD
Lot 1519 A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE SWORD
Price: $ 100 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 100 000 Sold
A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE SWORDWARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)The handle is encircled by two rings below the circular pommel.19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long
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AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUAN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUAN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HU
Lot 1520 AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HU
Price: $ 5 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 5 250 Sold
AN UNUSUAL BRONZE BOTTLE-FORM VESSEL, HUHAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)The hu is thinly cast and decorated overall with various decorative bands, including three wide bands of feathers on the neck, and there are two slightly concave bands encircling the shoulder. The bronze has a pale, milky-brown patin...
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A BRONZE SWORDA BRONZE SWORDA BRONZE SWORD
Lot 1521 A BRONZE SWORD
Price: $ 93 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 93 750 Sold
A BRONZE SWORDWARRING STATES PERIOD (475-221 BC)The handle is encircled by two rings below the circular pommel.17 ½ in. (44.3 cm.) long
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TWO BRONZE MIRRORSTWO BRONZE MIRRORSTWO BRONZE MIRRORS
Lot 1522 TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
Price: $ 2 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 2 750 Sold
TWO BRONZE MIRRORSWESTERN HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 8)The larger mirror is cast with alternating dragons and tigers separated by four small bosses; the smaller mirror with a band of birds perched on scrolls separated by bosses.5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam.
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A SMALL BRONZE MIRRORA SMALL BRONZE MIRRORA SMALL BRONZE MIRROR
Lot 1523 A SMALL BRONZE MIRROR
Price: $ 3 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 3 250 Sold
A SMALL BRONZE MIRROREASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 25-220)The cental knob is encircled by four seated deities flanked by beasts, all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles, each enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim.3 ¾ in...
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TWO BRONZE MIRRORSTWO BRONZE MIRRORSTWO BRONZE MIRRORS
Lot 1524 TWO BRONZE MIRRORS
Price: $ 4 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 4 000 Sold
TWO BRONZE MIRRORSHAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)One mirror has a central knob that rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and vario...
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A BRONZE MIRRORA BRONZE MIRRORA BRONZE MIRROR
Lot 1525 A BRONZE MIRROR
Price: $ 9 375 Sold
Price:
 $ 9 375 Sold
A BRONZE MIRRORTANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)The mirror is cast with two horned leonine beasts alternating with long-tailed birds, all amidst flowering branches and insects, and within an outer band of clouds on the rim.7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam.
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A RARE LARGE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSE...A RARE LARGE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSE...A RARE LARGE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSE...
Lot 1526 A RARE LARGE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD ...
Price: $ 1 086 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 1 086 000 Sold
A RARE LARGE AND FINELY CAST BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DINGSPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, EARLY TO MID-6TH CENTURY BCThe vessel has a deep, rounded body raised on three tall legs that splay at the bottom, and is flat cast around the sides with two registers of abstract interlaced dragon...
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A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE TAOTIE MASKS AND RING HANDLESA PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE TAOTIE MASKS AND RING HANDLESA PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE TAOTIE MASKS AND RING HANDLES
Lot 1527 A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE TAOTIE MASKS AND RING HAN...
Price: $ 11 250 Sold
Price:
 $ 11 250 Sold
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL BRONZE TAOTIE MASKS AND RING HANDLESHAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)Each well-cast mask is finely detailed with striated hair markings and suspends a loose ring from the down-turned nose which continues into a rectangular tab on the back.5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high overall
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A BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT...A BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT...A BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANT...
Lot 1528 A BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF A...
Price: $ 40 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 40 000 Sold
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A LION AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN ELEPHANTMING DYNASTY (1368-1644)The lion and the elephant, the animal vehicles of the bodhisattvas Manjushri and Samantabhadra respectively, are each shown standing foursquare, with the head turned to one side, and with a saddle blanket draped over...
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A TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOKA TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOKA TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOK
Lot 1529 A TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOK
Price: $ 100 000 Sold
Price:
 $ 100 000 Sold
A TURQUOISE AND GOLD-INLAID BRONZE BELT HOOKWARRING STATES PERIOD, 4TH-3RD CENTURY BCThe belt hook is inlaid on the arched shaft in gold sheet with an intricate geometric design, filled in with turquoise inlay, and the underside has a circular button.7 ½ in. (19.2 cm.) long
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A PAINTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF BUDDHAA PAINTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF BUDDHAA PAINTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
Lot 1530 A PAINTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
Price: $ 143 750 Sold
Price:
 $ 143 750 Sold
A PAINTED WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF BUDDHATANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)The Buddha is shown seated in padmasana with right hand raised in abhaya mudra, wearing layered robes falling in graceful folds around the body, the face is carved with crisp features set in a gentle expression, and the hair and ushnish...
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