27 novembre 2014

An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Yongle incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1402-1424)

Lot 3106. An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Yongle incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1402-1424); 9 3/4 in. (24.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000. Price realised HKD 18,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his hands in gesture of dharmachakra mudra holding the tips of lotus stems bearing his attributes a sword and a book, wearing a... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2014

A fine ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty

Lot 198. A fine ‘Jun’ dish, Song dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500GBP.  Photo: Sotheby’s the shallow rounded sides resting on a gently flaring foot, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze stopping unevenly above the foot, thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim; 17.8cm., 7in. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM
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06 novembre 2014

A matched pair of carved qingbai ‘Floral scroll’ bowls, Song dynasty

Lot 69. A matched pair of carved qingbai ‘Floral scroll’ bowls, Song dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s each delicately potted with flaring conical sides supported on a straight foot, freely carved to the interior with three floral blooms borne on an undulating leafy scroll, all reserved on a ground of combed spirals, covered overall in a vitreous pale blue glaze, the base unglazed revealing the buff-coloured body mottled with... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2014

A pair of carved qingbai ‘Floral’ vases, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 71. A pair of carved qingbai ‘Floral’ vases, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s each with an ovoid body supported on a flaring foot, surmounted by a cylindrical neck opening into a wide, six-lobed flower-shaped rim with down-turned petal tips, the body freely carved in low relief with floral blooms on scrolling stems, the petals defined with combed details, the shoulder and neck encircled by double-fillets, the interior of... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2014

A fine Qingbai cup, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 70. A fine Qingbai cup, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby’s delicately potted of upright rounded form, with three raised ribs below the tapering foot, rising to a tapering rim, covered in a consistent pale blue-tinged glaze; 7.3cm., 2 7/8in. PROVENANCE: Collection of Francisco Capelo. LITTERATURE: Francisco Capelo et. al., Forms of Pleasure. Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, London, 2009, pl.... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2014

A small ‘Ding’ cup, Song dynasty

Lot 202. A small ‘Ding’ cup, Song dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze pooling to characteristic teardrops to the exterior and stopping at the unglazed footring; 7.7cm., 3in. PROVENANCE: Eskenazi Ltd., London (according to label). Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM
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06 novembre 2014

A small ‘Ding’ saucer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 200. A small ‘Ding’ saucer, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 4,000 —6,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s the flared sides rising from a flat base to a six-lobed rim, covered overall in an opaque ivory-white glaze pooling to characteristic teardrops on the exterior, the rim bound with copper; 10cm., 4in. Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM
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06 novembre 2014

A ‘Longquan’ celadon cong vase, Song dynasty

Lot 23. A ‘Longquan’ celadon cong vase, Song dynasty. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 242,500GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s modelled after the archaic jade cong, the body of attenuated square section supported on a short waisted footring, rising to a flat shoulder and a thick circular neck, each corner carved with eight raised horizontal bands, each within a raised rectangular panel, covered overall with a thick lustrous celadon glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2014

A rare pair of green-ground famille-rose bottle vases, Qianlong seal marks and period

Lot 51 A. A rare pair of green-ground famille-rose bottle vases, Qianlong seal marks and period. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 782,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s each compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled around the body with leafy lotus strapwork and Buddhist emblems reserved on a green ground, all between lotus lappet, ruyi and stiff leaf bands at the foot and shoulder, the gilt rim encircled by a spearhead... [Lire la suite]
06 novembre 2014

A fine and rare Ru-type beaker vase, gu, Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 7. A fine and rare Ru-type beaker vase, gu, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 GBP. Lot sold 362,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s of archaic bronze form, the central bulbous section supported on a splayed foot with constricted waist, rising to a wide trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the lower and middle sections divided by four vertical flanges, covered overall with an opaque greyish-blue glaze, the unglazed footring dressed in a brown wash, inscribed to the base... [Lire la suite]