14 avril 2019

A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

Lot 3422. A celadon jade ceremonial axe, qi, Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of trapezoidal form, with a flat butt end flaring outwards to a bevelled curved cutting edge, each of the long sides similarly bevelled and outlined with projections formed with teeth flanked by a pair of notches, the butt pierced with an aperture, the stone of a yellowish olive-green colour... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2019

A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier

 Lot 3415. A yellow and russet jade figure, Song dynasty or earlier; 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD (96,608 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. worked in the round as a figure standing on his left leg with the right tucked behind and hands clasped together before him, the shoulder surmounted with a rudimentary outline of a bird, the figure portrayed dressed in a long robe with a belt secured around his waist, the stone of a pale celadon colour with... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3406. A superb white jade 'crane' brush washer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.7 cm.,  5 3/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 775,000  HKD (99,828 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well hollowed to form a coup, the recumbent bird with wings folded on either side and clawed legs tucked underneath the body, its long neck curled backwards with head rested atop, carved with rounded eyes, a long pointed beak and an oval stippled crown, its body... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE)

  Lot 3412. An extremely rare white and russet jade 'Kneeling figure', Shang dynasty (circa 1600-1046 BCE); 4 cm, 1 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted with the face held high and looking almost upwards, the figure rendered kneeling with the body upright and the hands resting on the knees, portrayed with large eyes, a broad nose and a prominent chin, flanked by a pair of large ears, the arms, back and thighs... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A white jade shield-form pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-25)

Lot 3407. A white jade shield-form pendant, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE-25); 7.1 by 4 by 0.5 cm, 2  3/4  by 1  5/8  by  1/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (128,810 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly worked after the ancient archer's ring, the pendant rendered with a shield surrounded by openwork stylised intertwining scrolls, including one with tapering end flaring outwards, the shield centred with an aperture, one side... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A white-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1723-173

Lot 190. A white-glazed vase, meiping, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle and of the period (1723-1735); 13 1/8 in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 65,250 - USD 104,400). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is well-potted with a high broad shoulder below a short, waisted neck, and tapers elegantly towards the slightly flared foot. It is covered overall in a transparent glaze stopping neatly around the unglazed foot rim. Provenance: Hugh M.... [Lire la suite]

14 avril 2019

A small white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 196. A small white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The jar is decorated with evenly-spaced vertical ribs extending from the high shoulder to the foot. The cover is similarly decorated and shaped as a lotus-leaf. Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A white-glazed deep bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 195. A white-glazed deep bowl and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000 (USD 7,830 - USD 13,050). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is potted with upright sides and has a slightly domed cover with finial, all covered in a creamy-white glaze stopping at the unglazed rims. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti. Acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding 'fish' basin, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 206. A magnificent and superbly carved large Ding 'fish' basin, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 800,000 - GBP 1,200,000 (USD 1,044,000 - USD 1,566,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The large basin is sturdily potted with rounded sides and supported on a low foot ring. The exterior has horizontal flutes radiating around the bowl, moulded to imitate lotus petals that are arranged into three registers. The upper register has overlapping petals directly... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2019

A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century

Lot 200. A white-glazed trefoil dish, Five Dynasties, 10th century; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The dish is finely potted in the shape of a three-petalled flower. The body is covered in a creamy-white glaze stopping at the unglazed foot rim.. Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. Note: A white-glazed dish of nearly identical shape and size... [Lire la suite]