24 août 2018

Nef, Nuremberg, early 17th century, Mark of Esaias zur Linden

Lot 1731. Nef, Nuremberg, early 17th century, Mark of Esaias zur Linden. Parcel gilt. H c. 44 cm. 697 g. Estimate:  CHF 26 000 / 46 000 (€ 21 670 / 38 330). © Koller. The hull chased with wave decoration and sea monsters. The hull with four armed figures. The rigging and stem renewed. Provenance: European private collection. Koller. Silver & Porcelain - Tuesday 25 September 2018 04.00 PM

24 août 2018

Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648

Lot 1708. Silver-gilt "Rathspokal" standing cup, Nienburg an der Weser, 1648. Unassigned maker's mark HCT or HGT. H 46.3 cm. 8583 g. Estimate: CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 25 000 / 41 670). © Koller Expertise: Prof. Dr. Ernst-Ludwig Richter, Freudental, September 2015 (copy available).  Provenance: - Nienburg an der Weser, probably 1648 to 1681.- Copenhagen, until July 1892. - Collection of Frederic H(enry) Betts, from 1892.- Swiss private collection. - European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A rare white jade peach-form tripod brush washer, 18th century

Lot 955. A rare white jade peach-form tripod brush washer, 18th century; 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Raised on three compressed 'flower bud' feet, the body is carved in relief on two sides with an archaistic dragon above clouds that rise from the underside. A musical chime carved at one side of the mouth suspends a ribbon-tied triple lozenge on the side below and also 'suspends' a large... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2018

A set of three spinach-green jade seals, late Qing dynasty

   Lot 956. A set of three spinach-green jade seals, late Qing dynasty. The two square seals 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high; the rectangular seal 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each seal is finely carved with a forward-facing, crouching dragon guarding a flaming pearl amidst clouds. The seal faces reads Yichuntang (Hall of Ever-present Spring), bi er jian gu (may you have blessings and wealth), and wei... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A rare and finely carved pale greenish-white jade carving of Damo in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Lot 962. A rare and finely carved pale greenish-white jade carving of Damo in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The front is well and deeply carved with Damo shown seated in contemplation on a mat on the ledge of a cave with his hands hidden within the sleeves of his robe and wearing a cowl, with his shoes to one side and his gnarled staff tucked behind him, a pine tree grows just beyond the cave opening and a... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2018

A well-carved white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 946. A well-carved white jade marriage bowl, Qianlong period (1736-1795);10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 588,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed body is raised on four ruyi-head supports and carved in low relief on two sides with a shou character supported by a highly stylized bat above ruyi-shaped clouds, the tips of the extended wings linked to linear scrolls that continue around the sides. Above... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2018

The Endless Fascination of Cizhou Wares, by Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant

  The ceramics that are known by the term ‘Cizhou wares’ 磁州窯 are probably the most varied group in Chinese ceramic history in termsof their decoration, and the current sale includes a very interesting selection both of forms and decorative techniques. Amongst these are a number of vessels which may be associated with a particular archaeological site, the name of which is often applied to one specifc type of undecorated Cizhou ware. This is the habitation site of Juluxian in Hebei province 鉅鹿縣... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A painted Cizhou tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 835. A painted Cizhou tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 11 3/8 in. (29.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The pillow is molded as a recumbent tiger, the details painted in dark brown and pale russet on a white slip and under a clear glaze, and the slightly dished top is painted with a rectangular panel of a crane in flight, Japanese wood box. Japanese wood box. Provenance: Ikeda Kobijutsu, Tokyo. Note:... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A rare large painted Cizhou ovoid jar and a cover, Northern Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 841. A rare large painted Cizhou ovoid jar and a cover, Northern Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ovoid body is painted in brown slip on white slip with a wide band of abstract floral scroll between line borders, and the cover is similarly decorated, all covered in a clear glaze falling short of the base to reveal the beige body, Japanese wood box. Japanese wood box.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2018

A painted Cizhou pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 837. A painted Cizhou pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase has a tapering ovoid body which rises to the tall neck that flares towards the outward-curved mouth rim, and is painted in brown on a white slip with three abstract foliate sprays between line borders, all under a clear glaze that falls short of the thick, slightly flared foot,... [Lire la suite]