15 mai 2017

A large carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'floral' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 388. A large carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed 'floral' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior carved with floral blossoms borne on undulating foliate scrolls, covered overall save for the foot with a creamy greyish-celadon glaze Provenance: Acquired on 23rd April 1988. Note: The bold, large scale decoration on the stoutly potted form exemplifies Jin taste in Yaozhou... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century

Lot 121. A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £15,000 (€17,733). Photo: Bonhams. The vessel, rising from a high tapering foot with rounded sides curving inwards towards the rim, cast in low relief with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, between scrolling ruyi heads and animated mythical creatures, flanked by loop handles emanating from dragon heads, the base incised with... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Kui Xing, 17th century

Lot 18. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Kui Xing, 17th century, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 52,500 (USD 67,935). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The god of examinations is cast with a lively expression on his face with his hair and celestial scarves billowing in the wind. In one hand he holds a brush, and in the other an ingot. He stands in his typical pose, with one foot atop a fierce winged dragon rising from tumultuous waves upon a... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze shallow bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 17. A gilt-bronze shallow bowl, Tianqi period (1621-1627), 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,475 - USD 10,360). Price realised GBP 5,000 (USD 6,470). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is finely incised to the interior with a scene of a scholar playing the guqin beneath pine and bamboo next to lingzhi and peonies, and the rim is bordered by a floral band. The exterior is decorated with a wide band enclosing the flowers of the four seasons: peony, lotus,... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2017

An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period (B.C. 475-221) 

Lot 15. An archaic bronze ritual food vessel and cover, ding, Warring States period (B.C. 475-221), 3 in. (33 cm.) diam. wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 25,000 (USD 32,350). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The circular vessel is finely cast with two angular upright handles decorated with entwined kui dragons. The body is cast with two furtherkui dragon bands, separated by a raised 'rope-twist' band, all supported on three cabriole feet. The... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A turquoise inlaid bronze 'dragon' fitting, Western Zhou (1100-771 BC)

Lot 14. A turquoise inlaid bronze 'dragon' fitting, Western Zhou (1100-771 BC), 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,950 - USD 19,425). Price realised GBP 20,000(USD 25,880). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shield shaped fitting is cast with a central serpentine style coiled dragon on a slightly arched tapering back. Some of the details on the scales are inlaid with turquoise stones. Provenance: Christies London, 7th-10th December 1984, Lot 796 Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

25 avril 2017

A small Qingbai ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 200. A small Qingbai ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the cylindrical body rising to an angled shoulder and short narrow neck, carved around the exterior with two lotus lappet bands and set with a short curved spout to one side and a loop handle to the other, the cover of flower form, covered overall with a transparent bluish glaze. Quantité: 2 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
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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