01 décembre 2018

A massive Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty

Lot 410. A massive Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty; 47.5 cm, 18 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted lipped rim, the interior centred with a lotus spray, surrounded by additional sprays on the cavetto, covered overall in a sage-green glaze, wood stand. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 29 november 2018
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28 novembre 2018

A carved Longquan celadon 'Floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435)

Lot 2955. A carved Longquan celadon 'Floral' bowl, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 240,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl has deep rounded sides carved on the exterior with composite floral scrolls, including lotus, pomegranate and peony blossoms, and the interior is carved with another floral scroll with the same flowers encircling a gardenia spray at the centre. The glaze is of a pale olive-green... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon russet-splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2953. A very rare Longquan celadon russet-splashed vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is elegantly potted with a wide flaring mouth and covered in a thick greyish-celadon glaze decorated with scattered oxidised iron-brown splashes stopping above the unglazed foot, box.  Property from the Yangdetang Collection.  Note: There are... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A Jian ‘silver hare’s fur’ tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2952. A Jian ‘silver hare’s fur’ tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 525,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The tea bowl is well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot rim rising to a finger-grooved rim. It is covered with a thick black glaze finely streaked with iridescent ‘silver hare’s fur’ markings with kintsugi gold repair, stopping irregularly above the foot exposing... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A Large Ding Carved 'Daylily' Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2947. A Large Ding Carved 'Daylily' Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,625,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is elegantly modelled with slightly curving sides and an everted rim. The interior is finely and freely carved with a stem of feathery curled leaves bearing large daylily spray which traverses the centre of the bowl, the walls are carved with further daylilies growing from scrolling... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2018

A rare Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2946. A rare Cizhou painted tiger-form pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The kidney-form pillow is modelled as a recumbent tiger with an alert expression on its face, its head lowered and resting on the front paws. Its hind legs are tucked under it with its tail resting along the side of its body. The tiger’s body is freely painted with dark brown details on a light coffee brown... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2018

Chinese pillows, Song dynasty, Jin dynasty and Ming dynasty from a Japanese private collection at Sotheby's HK

Lot 392. A rare browm-splashed 'Tiger' pillow, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (33,713 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ruyi-shaped headrest supported on a recumbent tiger, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze with russet stripes. Note: See a figure of a tiger decorated in a similar style, sold in these rooms, 31st May 2018, lot 422; and a figure of a hen and another of a dog belonging to the same group, sold... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

A fine Junyao blue-glazed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 391. A fine Junyao blue-glazed dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 120,000-150,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD (33,713 EUR). © Sotheby's.  with shallow rounded sides rising from an unglazed neatly pared foot, covered overall in a lavender-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim and pooling around the foot, the base with three spur marks. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4th June 1986, lot 46.  Note: Dishes of comparable size... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2018

An inscribed moulded white-glazed square dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 390. An inscribed moulded white-glazed square dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.6 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000-150,000   HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD (22,476 EUR). © Sotheby's.  decorated on the interior with two butterflies, the everted sides with raised ridges, covered overall save for the flat base in an ivory-tinged glaze, the base incised with a guan (official) mark. Note: Although square dishes of such form are known in various moulded designs,... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 389. A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 11.3 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000-50,000 HKD. Lot sold 40,000 HKD (4,495 EUR). © Sotheby's.  the rounded body with a slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a brownish-black glaze and liberally splashed with caramel-beige tones simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping short of the foot. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, HongKong, 28 november 2018, 10:15 AM