25 septembre 2021

Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 908. Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.The larger 66 ¾ in. (169.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,158,000. © Christie's 2021 Both figures are powerfully cast with expressive faces set in a grimace, and are shown standing with feet apart and firmly planted on a separate rockwork base. One figure is shown wearing a tall scholar’s cap and a loose robe with long sleeves that fall in heavy folds below... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2021

A white-glazed pottery ovoid jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 98. A white-glazed pottery ovoid jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 8¼ in., 21 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 rising from a narrow base to voluminous rounded shoulders, below a short waisted neck and rolled rim, the interior and exterior covered in a translucent creamy white glaze, the flat base unglazed exposing the pale buff body, wood stand. Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. ... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery 'rabbit' wrist pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 97. A sancai-glazed pottery 'rabbit' wrist pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 5¼ in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 modeled in the form of a crouching rabbit with large ears and rounded eyes, supporting a flat oblong top carved with a stylized floral and foliate arabesque, applied allover with a vibrant emerald-green glaze with accents of cream and amber, the base unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 82. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 13 in., 33 cDiameter 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the shallow sides rising to a straight lipped rim, the center deftly carved with a large lotus bloom and leaf amidst fluid scrolls, all under a vibrant olive-green glaze save for the footring. Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

A rare 'Ding' bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 82. A rare 'Ding' bottle vase, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 31,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the ample pear-shaped body supported on a straight foot and sweeping into a tall flaring cylindrical neck with an everted rim, covered overall with a transparent ivory-tinged glaze pooling to a deeper tone, the unglazed footring exposing the whitish body. Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

A Guan-type ovoid jar, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 82. A Guan-type ovoid jar, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 14 in., 35.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the elongated rounded body narrowing at the base and sweeping into a waisted neck and galleried rim, covered in a pale crisp blue-green glaze, the base similarly glazed, wood stand. Property from the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 14th September... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2021

A fine yellow-glazed ovoid jar, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 81. A fine yellow-glazed ovoid jar, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850). Height 9¼ in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 40,320 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 rising from a slightly splayed foot to rounded shoulders, a narrow waisted neck, and lipped rim, entirely covered in a vibrant egg-yolk-yellow glaze, the base similarly glazed and incised with a six-character seal mark within a double square, wood stand. Property from the... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A blue and white 'qilin' sleeve vase, 17th century

Lot 79. A blue and white 'qilin' sleeve vase, 17th century. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the tall cylindrical body tapering to a waisted neck, boldly painted with a large scaly qilin seated on its haunches, looking back with flowing mane, ruyi-shaped nose and mouth agape, surrounded by a balustraded garden with pierced rockwork and banana trees, a band of stylized leaf tips encircling the rim. ... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A large blue and white 'lotus pond' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 78. A large blue and white 'lotus pond' jardinière, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 81,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 with deep rounded sides rising from a narrow base to a galleried lipped rim, finely painted in various shades of cobalt blue with a continuous frieze of large lotus blooms, frilly pads and water reeds emerging from a rippling pond, three graceful herons painted in white slip, one standing in the... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

An imperially inscribed blue and white 'Mount Hui Temple' teapot and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 57. An imperially inscribed blue and white 'Mount Hui Temple' teapot and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Width 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 USD. Lot sold: 315,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the domed body rising to an elongated waisted neck and flared rim, set with an upright curved spout opposite an elegant loop handle, each side with a rectangular panel enclosed within scroll borders, one panel finely painted with a scene of two... [Lire la suite]