28 mars 2017

An Extremely Fine and Rare Blue and White Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 3102. An Extremely Fine and Rare Blue and White Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Diameter 7.8 cm. Est. HK$15 million – 20 million / US$1.94 million – 2.58 million. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely potted with rounded sides resting on a countersunk base, delicately painted in characteristic soft tones of cobalt-blue in outlines infilled with wash, the exterior with six evenly spaced flowering gardenia sprigs, each with a single bloom enclosed by clustered leaves,... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2017

An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 3101. An Extremely Rare Doucai Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Chenghua (1465-1487). Height 7.7 cm. Est. HK$8 million – 12 million / US$ 1.04 million – 1.55 million. Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with a deep U-shaped cup supported on a tall splayed foot bordered with a raised fillet, the exterior of the cup delicately decorated in underglaze blue as well as red, yellow and green enamels with four evenly spaced medallions of roses wreathed by fine foliage, two of the blooms rendered in red and... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

A Magnificent And Extremely Rare Dry-Lacquer Head Of Avalokitesvara, Tang Dynasty

Lot 3015. A Magnificent And Extremely Rare Dry-Lacquer Head Of Avalokitesvara, Tang Dynasty, 43.3 cm / Overall (including wood stand) 67.8 cm. Est. HK$18 million – 25 million / US$2.3 million – 3.2 million. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly and sensitively modelled as the sensuous full face of a the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara portrayed with slender bow-shaped eyes and hooded eyelids casting a meditative and powerful aura with the downcast omniscient black glass pupils, all below arched... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An Exquisite Copper-Red ‘Three Fish’ Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3610. An Exquisite Copper-Red ‘Three Fish’ Stem Cup, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 11.7 cm. Est. HK$30 million – 40 million / US$3.8 – 5.1 million. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely potted with steep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a hollow splayed foot, the exterior precisely applied with thick copper-red splashes with a vibrant design of three stylised fish depicted in silhouette, two of the fish portrayed facing each other, the other swimming in the... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. exquisitely potted, of ten-lobed mallow shape with deep rounded sides rising from a correspondingly shaped foot to a flared rim, the exterior strikingly decorated in different washes of cobalt with a dense and dynamic scene depicting four fishes, a carp, mandarin fish and two kinds of bream, swimming... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

A Magnificent Imperial Kesi Commemorating The Qianlong Emperor's Eightieth Birthday, Seal Marks And Period Of Qianlong

Lot 3629. A Magnificent Imperial Kesi Commemorating The Qianlong Emperor's Eightieth Birthday, Seal Marks And Period Of Qianlong, 312.5 x 145 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully and meticulously woven with a powerful large shou character in black against a beige ground, below five seals, respectively reading Qianlong yulan zhibao ('Treasure appreciated by the Qianlong Emperor'), Bishu shanzhuang ('Mountain Estate for Escaping the... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

A Seljuk inset gold belt, Seljuk Iran or Anatolia, 12th-13th century 

Lot 75. A Seljuk inset gold belt, Seljuk Iran or Anatolia, 12th-13th century. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 70,000 (USD 77,100 - USD 107,940). Price realised GBP 61,250 (USD 94,386) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Comprising four shaped stepped gold beads each set with three red carnelians, alternating with three tapering pyramidal rectangular beads each set with an emerald or black stone, these larger beads divided by cartouche-shaped panels each set with two pearls and two turquoises in high cylindrical... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2017

A gemset rock crystal box, North India, 17th century 

Lot 382. A gemset rock crystal box, North India, 17th century. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 7,710 - USD 10,794). Price realised GBP 85,250 (USD 131,370) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Rising from short oval foot to a wide cusped rounded body to short vertical rim, with dome-shaped hinged lid with small rounded finial and carved floral terminal, the surface decorated with inset stones - 1½in. (3.8cm.) high .     Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6... [Lire la suite]
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27 mars 2017

An Abbasid white tin glazed cusped pottery bowl, MEsopotamia, 9th-10th century 

Lot 32. An Abbasid white tin glazed cusped pottery bowl, MEsopotamia, 9th-10th century. Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 10,794 - USD 15,420). Price realised GBP 8,750 (USD 13,484) © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Rising from a short foot to rounded body with vertical cusped sides, white tin glazed covering both the exterior and interior, repaired breaks - 4½in. (11.4cm.) diam.     Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 6 October 2011, London, King... [Lire la suite]