16 avril 2018

An extremely rare Beijing enamelled 'landscape' vase, meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 2330. An extremely rare Beijing enamelled 'Landscape' vase, meiping, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,460,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012   The baluster body is brightly enamelled in vivid tones of blue, green, turquoise, yellow and purple and gilt lines to depict an exquisite scene of celestial paradise, with two cranes in flight. The vase is further detailed with a female... [Lire la suite]

04 avril 2018

A highly important and extremely rare cloisonné enamel 'Lotus' altar vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle–Xuande period

Lot 3428. A highly important and extremely rare cloisonné enamel 'Lotus' altar vase, Ming dynasty, Yongle–Xuande period (1403-; 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 21,720,000 HKD (626,857 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.   superbly cast with an ovoid body sweeping up from a flat base to a broad rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck and a wide splayed flange encircling the rim, the exterior of the body brilliantly... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Yue-Type Foliate Form Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D.

Yue-Type Foliate Form Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 960-1127 A.D., China. Diameter: 14.5cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A stoneware bowl with steep walls formed into six petal-shaped segments with foliated rim. The interior of the broad, flattened bottom is decorated with highly stylized incised floral and cloud decorations. The piece is covered in a pale green finely crackled translucent glaze of ideal color. There is a small area of brownish discoloration and another area of glaze crawling near the interior... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

Deux assiettes, Qingbai, Chine, fours de Fujian, dynastie des Song, 12°-13° siècle

Lot 23. Deux assiettes, Qingbai, Chine, fours de Fujian, dynastie des Song, 12°-13° siècle. D. 16,5 et 13,5 cm. Estimation 200 €/300 €. Résultat 416 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr 2018 Lot comprenant deux assiettes en grès porcelaineux émaillé céladon clair, dont un à décor moulé sous couverte d’une fleur de lotus. Arts d'Asie - Art Tribal - Documentation chez Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris, 75008 Paris, le 06 Mars 2018 à 14h30. Expert : Cabinet Daffos-Estournel. Tel. :... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

An extremely rare pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel pricket candlesticks, Qianlong incised marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1003. An extremely rare pair of Imperial cloisonné enamel pricket candlesticks, Qianlong incised four-character marks within double squares and of the period (1736-1795), 15 ¼ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each candlestick has a slightly domed disk base superbly enameled with lotus scroll on a bright turquoise ground encircling a smaller band of stylized flowerheads around the central baluster-form... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century

Lot 133. A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century; 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 modelled in the form of a turtle standing four square with a gilt-bronze snake curled on its back, the turtle grasping a coup in its mouth, decorated with stylised archaistic scrolls reserved on a turquoise ground. Note: A water dropper of this type was included in the exhibition Chinesisches Cloisonné Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Museum Rietberg,... [Lire la suite]

04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 122. A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form, supported on three cabriole legs, brightly decorated against a turquoise ground to the exterior with large lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls, the base with a central quatrefoil floret enclosing a yin yang symbol, all surrounded by right floral sprigs. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 302. A large cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 56cm., 22in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 42,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body resting on a stepped spreading foot, surmounted by a waisted neck flaring at the rim, the shoulders set with a pair of gilt-bronze phoenix masks suspending loose rings, brightly decorated to the exterior with alternating upright and pendent lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls arranged in horizontal... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 46. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with a composite leafy floral scroll reserved on a dark blue ground. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 45. A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze 'arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with a composite floral scroll between lotus lappet and stiff leaf bands, all reserved on a dark blue ground. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]