01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1052. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 ½ in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The globular body supported on three cabriole legs rises to a straight neck applied with a pair of upright loop handles. The censer is covered with a glaze of sea-green tone, metal cover, Japanese wood box. Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019

01 septembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1051. A rare Longquan celadon bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 ½ in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The globular body is surmounted by a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of fish-dragon handles between two single bow-string bands, all below a lipped rim. It is covered overall in a glaze of soft sea-green color, cloth pouch, Japanese wood box. Note: Longquan vases with the type of handles seen on the current... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1049. A carved Longquan celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12 in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The heavily potted jar is carved with four panels of flowers, including peony, chrysanthemum, camellia and foliate scroll, all above a band of narrow petals and below a saw-tooth band on the neck, and is covered overall with a glaze of pale sea-green tone that also covers the interior and interior of the foot, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1064. An unusual Longquan celadon bell, Yuan-Ming dynasty or later; 8 ¾ in. ( 23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The bell is carved with a band of the Eight Trigrams between borders of applied florets, and the rim and the shoulder are carved with wave bands, all below a handle formed by two mythical beasts, and all covered with a glaze of soft sea-green color,  softwood stand, mallet. Provenance: Private collection, Kansai, prior to... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1046. An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped body is carved with lotus scroll, above a band of upright petals. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves and is flanked by a pair of fish-form handles suspending fixed rings. It is covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze with scattered iron-brown splashes,  Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1044. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019.  The deep sides are raised on three cabriole legs and carved in relief with the Eight Trigrams, bagua, between raised bands. The exterior is covered with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the rim into the partially glazed interior, and over the lower edge onto the base around an unglazed circle in the... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

A rare Jun twin-handled jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1015. A rare Jun twin-handled jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The jar is potted with a globular body raised on a slightly splayed foot, and has two strap handles flanking the slightly flared cylindrical neck. The exterior is covered with a thick purplish-red glaze with an area of crackled sky blue color on one side and continues over the lipped rim to cover the inside of the neck, the remainder of the... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 701. A large purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. © Sotheby's. the steep, flaring sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall with a lustrous sky-blue glaze transmuting to pale lavender tones, the interior with a single crimson-tinged purple splash, the glaze thinning to a dark variegated brown at the rim and stopping neatly above the base revealing the buff-orange body. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 861. A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6 3/8in (16.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The mad monk modeled with an expressive face, wearing an abbot's hat and monk's robe, open to expose the right arm and chest, seated on a recumbent tiger, all covered in a sea-green glaze save the areas representing the figure's flesh, burnt a reddish-brown. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, New York, 9 Sep 2019
31 août 2019

A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1050. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The deep bombé-form body is raised on three cabriole legs and carved with florets within a geometric design below a band of cloud pattern on the straight neck. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of sea-green tone with the exception of the unglazed center of the interior and the protruding rounded center of the base., soft... [Lire la suite]