17 août 2018

A polychrome yellow and green 'Shou and Dragons' square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 371. A polychrome yellow and green 'Shou and Dragons' square bowl, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 11.9cm wide. Sold for HK$ 600,000 (€ 67,105). © Bonhams The thickly potted bowl with flared sides rising to a slightly everted rim, painted on all four sides of the exterior with a lively five-clawed dragon in flight amongst ruyi-head clouds, all within double-line borders, the interior with a stylised shou character in a double square in the center below a a frieze of fruit sprays... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

A large Longquan celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 295. A large Longquan celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 28,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted with rounded sides, the interior carved in the center with trellis diaper below a band of peony scroll in the well, the four flowers alternately shown from the side and from above, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for a wide unglazed ring on the base which has burnt... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century 

Lot 294. A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 45,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted and carved with a wide band of sweeping peony scroll between a band of slender petals below and a ruyi band on the shoulder which is applied with two finely molded lion masks, with a band of diamond-pattern diaper on the tapering neck, covered inside and out with a... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A very rare and important large Longquan celadon carved double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 292. A very rare and important large Longquan celadon carved double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted in a generous double-gourd shape, the upper and lower body well carved with a dense design of leafy peony meander bearing large graceful blossoms, that on the lower body between two bands of different kinds of overlapping petals, and that on the upper... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved barbed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398) 

Lot 291. A Longquan celadon carved barbed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 3/8 in. (18.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted, the interior carved in the center with a flower sprig surrounded by a raised ring with outer lappet border encircled by a band of composite foliate scroll, below a barbed and lobed well conforming to the shape of the petal-barbed rim carved with classic scroll, covered overall with... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 290. A Longquan celadon carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The body carved with peony scroll above a band of petal lappets and below bands of classic scroll and key fret at the base of the waisted neck, covered with a glaze of olive-green color, the unglazed foot burnt orange in the firing, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Japanese private... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 289. A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 21,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Thickly potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior carved with a scaly four-clawed dragon racing through clouds, the center of the interior impressed with a dragon roundel below lotus meander carved in the well, covered allover with a soft olive-green glaze, an... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1648. A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid upper section raised on a pierced pedestal foot and carved in openwork with three differently decorated bands, the middle section molded with chrysanthemum scroll between cell diaper below and foliate scroll and an everted barbed mouth rim above, covered overall in an... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved jar and a cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1646. A Longquan celadon carved jar and a cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, carved around the body with a peony scroll, above a border of petal lappets that encircle the slightly waisted base, covered overall in an attractive pale-olive glaze, with a neatly trimmed foot ring, the lotus leaf-form cover with a knob finial encircled by a similar peony scroll... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1650. A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Robustly potted and relief-decorated with beaded chains suspending monster masks, lotus blossoms, tassels, and precious objects, all below a ruyi collar on the shoulder, and above a band of bosses and petal lappets, below rouleau, dots, ruyi, florets and bound-ruyi, around the... [Lire la suite]