04 mars 2019

A Square Blue-and-White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty, first half 19th century

  Lot 356. A Square Blue-and-White Porcelain Bottle, Joseon dynasty, first half 19th century; 5 ¼ x 3 ¼ x 7 ¾ in. (13.2 x 8.3 x 19.6 cm). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of rectangular shape with inset rectangular base, the two side panels painted with river scenes with a scholar and boy attendant on a rock ledge on one side and a fisherman on a boat on the other side, the narrow side panels painted with a spray of plum blossoms, all painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2019

A Square White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark, Joseon dynasty (first half 19th century)

Lot 355. A Square White Porcelain Jar with Inscribed Mark, Joseon dynasty (first half 19th century), Inscribed mark Yitonggung; 4 1/16 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. With angled walls rising from an inset, square base to sharply rounded corners slanted inward to the base of the square, upright neck, the body decorated with a lustrous clear glaze of blue cast save for the foot rim and mouth, inscribed in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD

  Lot 1605. A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD;48 in. (122 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The green-glazed reddish pottery base is molded in the form of two beasts crouching on top of one another, supporting a cylinder into which fits the slender trunk of the bronze tree, which is fitted with four tiers of flat openwork plaques forming the main branches emanating from the central rod. The branches... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

Lot 1604. A rare and finely cast bronze ritual wine vessel and cover, fangyi, Late Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500,000 - USD 2,500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection, Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.Christie's New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1126. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Bidwell on the porch of their home at 16 Ridgewood... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589)

Lot 116. An exceptional gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (220-589). Length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot Sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modeled, the striding dragon cast in suspended movement, its elongated sinewy body raised on four powerful limbs terminating in three-clawed paws, trailed by a long curling tail, the imperious head held high and proud atop a slender S-shaped neck, with a single horn above protruding... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn

Lot 111. An exceptionally rare and important archaic bronze ceremonial halberd blade (ge), Eastern Zhou dynasty, early Spring and Autumn period. Length 11 1/2  in., 29.1 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast with the elongated yuan divided by a raised ridge in the middle of each side and extending downward to form the hu, inscribed to one side with eight characters reading Chu Qu Shutuo, Qu X zhisun,... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2019

An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590

Lot 138. An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590. Height 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated cross-legged with a tripod armrest encircling the front half of the torso, wearing a small scholar's cap, the face with a pointed beard and eyes closed in meditation, the stocky body clothed in an interior garment crossed over the chest, with an outer robe... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, 560

Lot 125. A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, corresponding to 560. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's carved with twin Avalokiteshvara standing side by side in similar poses, each holding a flower bud in the raised proper right hand, wearing a diadem with ribbons hanging down over the shoulders, the robes festooned with numerous sashes... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast, Han dynasty - Six Dynasties

Lot 134. An exceptionally rare beige jade carving of a mythical beast,  Han dynasty - Six Dynasties. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the winged leonine beast standing four square, the compact rounded body tensed on four short legs, the long tail sweeping from between the hind legs to rest on the left haunch, with finely incised lines detailing the mane and body, the translucent gray stone with pale brown inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2019

A rare Han-style pale green jade cylindrical cup, Song - Ming dynasty 

  Lot 136. A rare Han-style pale green jade cylindrical cup, Song - Ming dynasty. Height 3 3/8  in., 8.7 cm. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's the cylindrical vessel supported on three short crouching bear-form feet, set to one side with a circular loop handle with a sharply upswept spur, finely carved with an archaistic design of a dragon in pursuit of a phoenix reserved on a ground of raised bosses bordered by narrow bands of coiled C-scrolls at the base and foot, the... [Lire la suite]