11 novembre 2017

An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century

Lot 73. An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century. 36.5cm (16 3/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £81,250 (€91,942). Photo: Bonhams. The deity modelled standing above crested waves, wearing a long veil sweeping over the shoulders and flowing robes, the delicate hands together, adorned with a lotus necklace and bangles, her face with a serene expression, the hair tied in a high chignon and framed by an elaborate tiara enclosing a small... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2017

A Dehua seated figure of Guandi, 17th century

Lot 96. A Dehua seated figure of Guandi, 17th century. 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The God of War is impressively modelled with a downward gaze, his long hair swept backwards and finely detailed. The armour is intricately detailed and the folds of the fabric are finely depicted. His right hand is held in a clenched fist and his left hand rests on his knee holding two rings. He is seated in a powerful... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A Dehua 'chilong' wine ewer, 17th century

Lot 273. A Dehua 'chilong' wine ewer, 17th century. 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The finely potted ewer is of a cylindrical shape with a moulded ribbon tied around the centre of the body imitating a hand scroll. The spout and handle are modelled as applied chilongs.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London
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22 septembre 2017

A Dehua 'Lion mask' censer, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 307. A Dehua 'Lion mask' censer, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. 5½ in. (14 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 20,000 - 50,000. Photo: Sotheby's. The base is impressed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, wood cover, box. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
20 septembre 2017

A large 'Dehua' dish, 17th century

Lot 827. A large 'Dehua' dish, 17th century. Diameter 11 5/8  in., 29.6 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. © Sotheby's. robustly potted, the shallow rounded sides thinning towards the rim, supported on a short foot, covered overall with an even creamy-white glaze, wood stand (2). Provenance: Frank Caro & Co., New York, 4th January 1985, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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18 septembre 2017

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 819. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the standing deity wearing voluminous robes falling in heavy folds and a single-strand beaded necklace, the hair covered with a cowl and the head turned slightly to the left with a peaceful gaze, the back with an impressed jinfeng square seal mark. Exhibited: Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 987. A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century. Height of taller 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 7,500 — 12,500 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well-modeled as a hot-air balloon tethered to a gondola, the prow rising and curving to form the spout, the stern curling inwards and forming the handle, all raised on a pierced, wave-form base, stopper (3). Property from the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray. Note: In... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin with a scroll, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd

 Lot 734. A Dehua figure of Guanyin with a scroll, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated on a mat with the right hand resting elegantly on the raised right knee and the left hand gently cradling a scroll. The figure wears a ruyi-shaped hair ornament tucked under the cowl, and a... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 733. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a mat, with her hands and feet concealed within the folds of the long robe. The figure is covered in a warm, ivory-toned glaze.  Provenance: Admiral Walter Colin Lucas (1860-1954) Collection.  Christie's. Marchant: Nine Decades in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 732. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a low rocky platform, wearing a tiara containing a small figure of Amitabha Buddha, and a long robe which falls in folds that also conceal the hands and feet. The figure is covered in a creamy, warm-toned glaze.  Provenance: Roger Duchange, Paris, 25 May 1993.Important private collection, Saint... [Lire la suite]