29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3065. A 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate: HKD 80,000 — 120,000 (9,733 - 14,599 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of conical form, the wide flaring sides supported on a tapering foot, covered overall in an even sea-green glaze save for the unglazed footring revealing the buff-coloured body - 16.3 cm, 6 3/8  in. Note: Compare a Longquan smaller conical bowl, attributed to the Song dynasty, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, published in The... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3049. A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000 (24,332 - 36,499 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, sweeping up to a wide everted rim, the exterior applied with horizontal fillets simulating bamboo, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze save for the footring fired to buff-orange - 25.1 cm, 9 7/8  in. Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' 'guan' celadon lobed cup, Southern Song dynasty (1125-1279)

Lot 3072. A 'Longquan' 'guan' celadon lobed cup, Southern Song dynasty (1125-1279). Estimate 400,000 — 300,000 HKD (48,665 - 72,997 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's the rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a small footring, applied overall with a greyish sea-green glaze and suffused with a network of icy crackle, the glaze pooling at the recesses and save for the footring unglazed revealing the dark body - 8.5 cm, 3 1/4  in. Provenance: Collection of Peter Arlidge (1976-2014) Note:... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon tripod incense censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1160-1366)

Lot 3059. A 'Longquan' celadon tripod incense censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1160-1366). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (72,997 - 97,330 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's finely potted with a compressed body rising from three splayed tapering cylindrical legs to a constricted neck and flat everted rim, the body encircled by a thin raised fillet interrupted by three ridges, each extending along the body to the legs, attractively covered overall save for the tips of the legs with a translucent pale... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A rare and superb Junyao purple-splashed 'bubble' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3055. A rare and superb Junyao purple-splashed 'bubble' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (72,997 - 97,330 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's with steep rounded sides rising from to a short neat knife-cut foot to a gently incurved rim, applied overall save for the foot with a lustrous pale milky-blue glaze draining to a mushroom tone at the rim and pooling short of the foot, the exterior and interior liberally decorated with vibrant lavender-blue splashes,... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Nogime Temmoku' conical bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3014. A 'Nogime Temmoku' conical bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD (85,164 - 109,496 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's superly potted with steep straight sides resting on a short foot, unctuously covered overall save for the foot with a lustrous black glaze with russet 'hare's fur' streaks running down from the rim, the glaze falling short of the foot and revealing the brown body - 14.6 cm, 5 3/4  in. Note: ‘Hare’s fur’ bowls with glazes of this... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2017

A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3009. A rare 'Longquan' celadon vase, cong, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279);  25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in.. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (145,995 - 218,992 EUR). Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD (181,371 Eur) Photo: Sotheby's 2017 modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ being Nailed to the Cross

Lot 3024. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), Christ being Nailed to the Cross, pen and brown ink, within drawn brown ink framing lines, on paper, Watermark: Trident, 29.2 by 20.6 cm, 11 1/2  by 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (182,494 - 243,325 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of John Bouverie (1723-50), L.325.Christie's London, 20th July 1859, lot 35.The Douglas-Hamilton Collection.The Fellowes Collection.Collection of Dr... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A superb 'Longquan' celadon bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty

Lot 3032. A superb 'Longquan' celadon bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 25.8 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD (182,494 - 243,325 EUR).Lot sold 2,740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and an everted rim, covered overall in an even sea-green glaze thinning at the rim, save for the unglazed footring fired to a buff-orange tone. Provenance: A... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570)

Lot 3035. A finely carved marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-570). Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (182,494 - 304,156 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's sensitively modelled as the head of Buddha, depicted with a serene and meditative countenance highlighted by a pair of downcast eyes and pursed lips, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, extensive traces of original gilding, stand - 24 cm, 9 1/2  in.; overall 44 cm, 17 3/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]