21 novembre 2016

A rare Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3132. A rare Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 64,776 - USD 103,642). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The compressed body is moulded with three narrow flanges each above a slightly splayed, conical leg with animal mask, surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to the flat, everted rim. The censer is covered overall with a soft green glaze of even tone ending at the bottom of the legs to expose the pale grey ware. 5 1/8 in.... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2016

A Longquan celadon 'Lotus Petal' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3131. A Longquan celadon 'Lotus Petal' bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (USD 15,546 - USD 23,319). Unsold. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The bowl is potted with deep, rounded sides, carved on the exterior with overlapping petals rising from the foot, covered overall with a thick even glaze of pale sea-green tone. 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A Longquan celadon 'Twin-Fish' dish, Southern Song Dynasty, (1127-1279)

Lot 3130. A Longquan celadon 'Twin-Fish' dish, Southern Song Dynasty, (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,955 - USD 25,910). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The exterior of the rounded sides is carved with a band of petals rising from the foot to the everted rim, and the interior is moulded in the center with two fish, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone except for the foot ring. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3129. A Longquan celadon washer, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,319 - USD 33,684). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Of angular profile supported on a short tapering foot, the washer is covered overall with a thick, even glaze of deep bluish-green tone, with the exception of the foot ring revealing the fine grey body. 5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm.) diam., box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2016

Two Longquan-type carved ‘Lotus’ bowls, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3128. Two Longquan-type carved ‘Lotus’ bowls, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,364 - USD 19,433). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each is carved with lotus on the interior, covered overall with a celadon glaze of lake-green tone, except the bases revealing the greyish body. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam., box (2) Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
21 novembre 2016

Calligraphy in Four Script Types, Chu Deyi (1871-1942), Republican period

Calligraphy in Four Script Types, Chu Deyi (1871-1942), Republican period. Folding fan, ink on paper, 19.8 x 46.2 cm © National Palace Museum. Chu Deyi, a native of Yuhang in Zhejiang, changed his name to avoid a taboo character in the Xuantong Emperor's name. He also had the style names Songchuang and Shouyu. In calligraphy, he was good at clerical script and especially admired the Ritual Vessels Stele, taking a sobriquet to reflect it. With an interest in antiquities throughout his life, he focused on studying bronze and stele... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2016

Imperial Copy of Su Shi's Letter, Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), Qing dynasty

Imperial Copy of Su Shi's Letter, Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799), Qing dynasty. Folding fan, ink on paper, 16.5 x 47 cm © National Palace Museum. Hongli, known by his temple name Gaozong and more often by his reign name Qianlong, was on the throne for 60 years. Highly knowledgeable in Chinese culture, he was also a gifted writer and enjoyed composing prose and poetry. He was a capable painter and especially practiced calligraphy. His poetry and calligraphy, also appearing in engravings, are particularly numerous. This folding fan... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A small Guan-type lug-handled vase, hu, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 3127. A small Guan-type lug-handled vase, hu, Yuan-Ming Dynasty (1279-1644). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000 (USD 38,866 - USD 51,821). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The vase is covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze, with the exception of the foot revealing the dark-brown body. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high, wood stand, box Provenance: Collection of Chen Chang Wai (1907-1997), acquired circa 1980s Notes: Chen Chang Wai was an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A finely carved black-glazed 'Bird and Flower' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3126. A finely carved black-glazed 'Bird and Flower' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,731 - USD 103,642). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The jar is carved through a layer of black glaze to the unglazed buff body to depict three bracket-lobed cartouches, each enclosing a long-tailed bird amidst foliage. The base and interior are glazed, leaving the foot ring unglazed revealing the buff ware. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high, box Notes: Black wares with... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2016

A Mariano Fortuny stencilled pink velvet mantle, circa 1920

Lot 63 : A Mariano Fortuny stencilled pink velvet mantle, circa 1920. Estimate: £4000 - £6000. © Kerry Taylor Auctions A Mariano Fortuny stencilled pink velvet mantle, circa 1920. bearing circular label to lining, printed in gold with scrolling vine and stylised tree motifs, with side slits forming armholes .  Kerry Taylor Auctions. Monday December 12th at 2pm