20 novembre 2017

A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 8008. A rare wucai ‘phoenix’ double-gourd form wall vase, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619). 12 1/4 in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000 (USD 128,669 - USD 193,003). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The upper bulb is vibrantly enamelled with a pair of phoenix in flight amid ruyi-shaped clouds below a band of downward plantain leaves at the rim, the lower bulb with a pair of confronted phoenix... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2017

A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 305. A sancai tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on three animal feet, rising to a short waisted neck, the exterior decorated in ochre, green and blue, depicting pendent lappets alternating with trefoil motifs above a band of dots, falling short of the foot revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 304. A sancai pouring vessel, Tang dynasty (618-907). 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a lipped rim, set with a short cylindrical spout, covered in a rich glaze of blue, ochre and olive-green tone stopping around the middle of the body revealing the buff body. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

A sancai carriage, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 303. A sancai carriage, Tang dynasty (618-907). l. 8.6 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled in the form of a figure seated within a canopied carriage supported on three wheels and a triangular base. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM
18 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 302. A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. standing on an oval base with its head facing forward, detailed with almond-shaped eyes and a long beak, covered overall with a pale greenish glaze with a lustrous sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2017

A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

 Lot 8004. A finely decorated fahua ‘lotus pond’ vase, meiping, Chenghua period (1465-1487). 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 386,054 - USD 643,424). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly potted vase is finely and crisply decorated with moulded and thread appliques in slip to depict a lotus pond from which emerge long stems bearing lotus blooms and leaves amid aquatic plants and butterflies in flight above a border to rolling and... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2017

A rare massive carved Longquan celadon jardiniere, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 8003. A rare massive carved Longquan celadon jardiniere, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. 24 in. (61 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 193,037 - USD 321,729). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The thickly potted jardiniere is well carved with a wide frieze of dense peonies bearing large blossoms arranged in two rows, all below a flat, everted rim lightly incised with floral sprays, and above the lower body carved in imitation of a decorative stand with... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 78. A 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). 18 cm, 7 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the exterior carved with lotus petals, covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze, Japanese wood box. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM 
13 novembre 2017

A carved 'Ding' lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 88. A carved 'Ding' lobed dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). 19.3 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flared sides rising from a short tapered foot to a six-lobed rim, the interior freely carved with a single lotus bloom borne on leafy stems, covered overall in a creamy ivory glaze, the rim bound with copper. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 nov. 2017, 11:00 AM