24 août 2017

A rare blue and white faceted 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period

Lot 737. A rare blue and white faceted 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double square and of the period (1573-1619), 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is decorated on each side in vibrant blue with a five-clawed scaly dragon above a pair of phoenixes and a crane in flight, all amidst flowers and precious objects. The shoulder is decorated with pendent leaves and the neck... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2017

A blue and white cushion-form box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 736. A blue and white cushion-form box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619), 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 106,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The box and cover are of square form with canted corners. The cover is decorated with a five-clawed dragon holding a flaming pearl above its head amidst clouds and flames, and within a border of two striding dragons separated by foaming waves and rocks above a band... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

An imperial yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-152

Lot 735. An imperial yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521), 7 in. (17.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is raised on a low tapering foot ring and has rounded sides flaring to an everted rim, and covered inside and out with a glaze of rich egg-yolk yellow. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 1950s.Private collection, Europe. ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

Diana Zhang - Red Lotus Under the Sun

Under the sunlight in a splendid summer, the lotus emerges from the water to gracefully reveal its gorgeous beauty. Renowned Chinese female jewellery designer Diana Zhang has spent three painstaking years to finish the piece – including two years to carefully select one hundred pieces of finest rubies followed by her design drawings; and one year of production. Diana Zhang Jewelry. Red Lotus Under the Sun Bracelet. Courtesy Diana Zhang Her new piece Red Lotus Under The Sun has made a debut this summer, another... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2017

Olmec Jade Mask with Extensive Incised Design, 900-600 B.C.E.

Olmec Jade Mask with Extensive Incised Design. Jade, 900-600 B.C.E., H. 17 cm. © Miho Museum.
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24 août 2017

Teotihuacan Serpentine Mask with Stucco, Pyrite, Jade, and Shell Detailing, 200-650 C.E.

Teotihuacan Serpentine Mask with Stucco, Pyrite, Jade, and Shell Detailing. Serpentine, jade, shell, pyrite, and stucco, 200-650 C.E., H. 19.5 cm. © Miho Museum.

24 août 2017

Teotihuacan Stone Mask with Shell and Pyrite Inlay, 250-750 C.E.

Teotihuacan Stone Mask with Shell and Pyrite Inlay. Stone, pyrite, and shell, 250-750 C.E., H. 16 cm. © Miho Museum.
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin with a scroll, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd

 Lot 734. A Dehua figure of Guanyin with a scroll, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated on a mat with the right hand resting elegantly on the raised right knee and the left hand gently cradling a scroll. The figure wears a ruyi-shaped hair ornament tucked under the cowl, and a... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 733. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a mat, with her hands and feet concealed within the folds of the long robe. The figure is covered in a warm, ivory-toned glaze.  Provenance: Admiral Walter Colin Lucas (1860-1954) Collection.  Christie's. Marchant: Nine Decades in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 732. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a low rocky platform, wearing a tiara containing a small figure of Amitabha Buddha, and a long robe which falls in folds that also conceal the hands and feet. The figure is covered in a creamy, warm-toned glaze.  Provenance: Roger Duchange, Paris, 25 May 1993.Important private collection, Saint... [Lire la suite]