A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private CollectionSep 11, 2019 10:00 EDT
Sotheby’s celebrates the tradition of collecting Chinese and Korean art in their upcoming Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection auction. The bronze tripod ritual food vessel from the western Zhou dynasty, imposing the taotie masks on each of the three lobes, is a rare collectible. Painted ceramics like the blue and yellow-enameled ‘gardenia’ dish and the blue and white ‘windswept’ Meiping are other attractions of the auction.
A tall and slender waisted bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu) from the Shang dynasty is an extensive example of Chinese bronze casting. These vessels were primarily used as sacrificial wine receptacles. Belonging to the private collection are Chinese bronzes, Chinese and Korean ceramics from the Tang, Song, and Ming dynasties respectively, like the Korean Punch’ong and Goryeo ceramics. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) (6), Ming Dynasty (9), Shang Dynasty (1), Song Dynasty (5), Sui Dynasty (1), Tang Dynasty (5), Western Zhou Dynasty (1), Yuan Dynasty (1)
# of Lots:30
Price Range:$8,000 - $150,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A BRONZE TRIPOD RITUAL FOOD VESSEL (LIDING) LATE SHANG / WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY|| Estimate: |
|A FINE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND YELLOW-ENAMELED GARDENIA DISH ZHENGDE MARK AND PERIOD|| Estimate: |
|A LARGE AND SUPERBLY PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE WINDSWEPT MEIPING MING DYNASTY, MID-15TH CENTURY|| Estimate: |
|AN ARCHAIC BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL (GU) SHANG DYNASTY|| Estimate: |
|A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR TANG DYNASTY|| Estimate: |