15 avril 2017

A rare Dingyao moulded 'Phoenix and Fish' dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 3224. A rare Dingyao moulded 'Phoenix and Fish' dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. with shallow sides resting on a short foot, crisply moulded to the cavetto with a keyfret band below the rim enclosing a frieze depicting a pair of phoenix soaring with outstretched wings, interrupted with stylised scrolls bearing large floral blooms and foliage, encircling the central medallion enclosing two fish and tempestuous... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

A rare and finely carved Dingyao 'Daylily' box and cover, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3226. A rare and finely carved Dingyao 'Daylily' box and cover, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234), 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with straight sides and a tapered lower body supported on a countersunk base, the gently domed cover delicately incised with a daylily bloom borne on an undulating stem bearing slender curling leaves, the exterior covered overall save for the unglazed footring with a clear... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

A Jian 'hare's-fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 47. A Jian 'hare's-fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (960-1279), 4 3/4 in. (12.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,763 - USD 10,351) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is covered overall with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet ‘hare’s fur’ pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong
03 avril 2017

A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 43. A Henan russet-splashed black glazed conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234), 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 19,408 - USD 33,640) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides and covered on the interior with a lustrous black glaze and decorated with russet splashes. The exterior and base are applied with a persimmon glaze, ending above the exposed buff biscuit foot. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2017

A Ding incised and painted 'deer' begonia-form pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 91. A Ding incised and painted 'deer' begonia-form pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 7,763 - USD 12,939) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The pillow is applied with white slip, the motifs incised and filled with black pigment, all covered with a clear glaze, except the flat base. Literature: Dream Quest: The Mark Lam Collection of Chinese Ceramic Pillows, Shanghai, 2008, pl.17 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3049. A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000 (24,332 - 36,499 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, sweeping up to a wide everted rim, the exterior applied with horizontal fillets simulating bamboo, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze save for the footring fired to buff-orange - 25.1 cm, 9 7/8  in. Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2017

A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 82. A very rare large ‘Mythical Animals and Grapes’ bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 90,522 - USD 116,385). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The thick mirror is finely cast in high relief with six lively mythical animals, including a mythical horse, tianlu and bixie. Each animal is accompanied by its young, galloping above waves and amid grapevines around the central knob in the form of a recumbent toad, within a narrow border of dragonflies and... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

Two rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bells, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period

Lot 2101. A rare and important Imperial gilt-bronze ritual 'ruibin' bell, bianzhong, Qianlong mark and of the period, dated Qianlong 8th year, corresponding to 1743. Estimate  USD  600,000 ~ 1,000,000. Sold for US$ 607,500 (€565,011). Photo: Bonhams. Finely-cast in concave cylindrical form, the flat top surmounted by a pair of addorsed crouching dragons, intricately worked with scaled, arched backs, the large heads with ferocious expressions and mouths agape to reveal pointed fangs,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 651. A 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's  finely potted in low relief, the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior subtly molded with a band of overlapping lotus petals, covered overall with a soft blue-green glaze, save for the unglazed footring revealing the gray stoneware body. Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm.  Provenance: Christie's New York, 10th December 1987, lot 196.Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2017

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC)

Lot 598. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel, liding, Late Shang dynasty  (c. 1600 BC–c. 1046 BC). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep lobed bowl rising from three tall cylindrical legs to an everted rim, set to the top with a pair of upright loop handles, finely cast to the exterior with three intricate taotie masks with protruding eyes and horns divided by flanges against a dense leiwen ground, all below a band of cicada motifs,... [Lire la suite]