08 mai 2021

A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 22. A rare blue and white crescent-shaped flask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Width 20.3 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 25,000 - 30,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's the crescent-shaped body rising to rosette terminals, applied with a central cylindrical ringed neck with a bulbous mouth and a small cylindrical spout to the side, all supported on four low ruyi-shaped feet, painted with two bands of leafy foliate meander divided by a raised U-form rib and a narrow chevron border, the sides with a floral spray... [Lire la suite]

08 mai 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 75. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's standing on a lotus base and a shaped stand, holding an ambrosia vase in her left hand and her right hand held in vitarka mudra, wearing an elaborate jewelled necklace and long flowing robes and a scarf, her face with a serene expression. Provenance: A Texas private collection. Christie's New York, 22nd/23rd March 2012, lot 1781. ... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2021

A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer ‘figural’ tray, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 28. A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer ‘figural’ tray, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Width 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's the shallow sides meeting at rounded corners, deeply and boldly carved in the centre with a scholar in a fenced garden ornamented with rockwork, accompanied by an attendant standing inside the pavilion with a pine tree issuing from behind, all surrounded by a border of leafy flower sprays depicting peony, gardenia, chrysanthemum and rose... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2021

Splendours of Tang culture: Bactrian camels and Ferghana horses at Sotheby's

Under the Tang dynasty, the Chinese empire expanded far to the north, west and south. Foreign craftsmen, clerics, political envoys, merchants and goods entered China and introduced new ideas and fashions that left their most visible marks on the arts of that period. The two magnificent large figures of a Bactrian camel and a Ferghana horse offered in this sale illustrate the influence that some of the most exotic and majestic animals had on Tang artisans. Naturalistically modelled to a large scale, their shapes enhanced with... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2021

A Blue-Glazed Gilt-Decorated ‘Shou’ Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty

Lot 3033. A Blue-Glazed Gilt-Decorated ‘Shou’ Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). H 46.5cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 200,000 (USD 3,590 - 5,128). Sold for HKD 180,000 (USD 23,077).  © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: Hôtel Drouot, 10 December 2018, lot 205. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 April 2021
08 mai 2021

A Yixing ‘Clair-De-Lune’ Glazed Basin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 3022. A Yixing ‘Clair-De-Lune’ Glazed Basin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). W 16cm. Estimate HKD 28,000 - 40,000 (USD 3,590 - 5,128). Sold for HKD 69,600 (USD 8,923).  © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 April 2021
08 mai 2021

A Yellow-Glazed Jar And Cover, Zun, Qing Dynasty

Lot 3021. A Yellow-Glazed Jar And Cover, Zun, Qing Dynasty (1644-191). H 20.5cmm. Estimate HKD 100,000 - 150,000 (USD 12,821 - 19,231). Sold for HKD 120,000 (USD 15,385).  © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 April 2021
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