25 mars 2017

A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century

Lot 73. A bronze coin-shaped ritual plaque, early 20th century. EstimateHKD 10,000 - HKD 15,000 (USD 1,293 - USD 1,940). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The coin-shaped plaque is cast on one side with a four-character inscription, Xianfeng zhongbao, ‘Treasured Currenty of the Xianfeng period’, and on the other with a two-character inscription, Zhenku, ‘Protecting the Treasury’, and another inscription from left to right in Manchu, above a four-character inscription in a line, Neiting gongfeng, ‘For... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2016

Dish with dragons, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566)

Dish with dragons, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Reign of the Jiajing emperor (1522-1566). China, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze decoration. H. 1 3/4 in x Diam. 8 3/4 in, H. 4.5 cm x Diam. 22.3 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P2097 © 2016 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Blue-and-white Ceramics from China and PersiaOne of the most important innovations by Chinese potters was that of underglaze painting, which involves applying iron-, copper-, cobalt-, and other... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2016

A rare flambé-glazed lobed vase, Impressed Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 5. A rare flambé-glazed lobed vase, Impressed Jiaqing seal mark and of the period (1796-1820). Estimate HK$ 700,000 - 900,000 (€84,000 - 110,000). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body rising from a splayed foot to a long slender neck surmounted by a garlic-shaped bulbous mouth, covered with a rich copper-red glaze of an attractive tone stopping neatly at the mouth and foot rim. 28cm (11in) high. Provenance: Almira Goodsell Rockefeller (1844-1920), wife of William A. Rockefeller Jr. (1841-1922),... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2016

A pair of small celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 914. A pair of small celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of archaistic gu form, the central bulb decorated with a band of keyfret, the splayed base and trumpet neck with pendent and upright plantain leaves, thickly applied overall with a lustrous glaze of olive-green tone pooling in the recesses (2) - Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Provenance: Morgan Collection (according to label).Chait... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2016

A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Qianlong period, dated 1767

Lot 541. A café-au-lait-glazed bowl, Qianlong period, dated 1767. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of double ogee form, the exterior covered with a pale 'café-au-lait' glaze, the base inscribed with a sample mark and dated to the thirty-first year; 15.7 cm., 6 1/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23rd/24th May 1978, lot 215. Note: The inscription reads, "Wu Number 94, thirty-first year, sample". Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2016

A rose enameled ovoid vase, Yongzheng mark, Republic period

Lot 9363. A rose enameled ovoid vase, Yongzheng mark, Republic period. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo Bonhams. Of elongated oval form with a waisted neck and tall foot, the rose enamel on the exterior walls applied over a colorless glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad, the recessed base bearing the four-character mark in a square cartouche drawn in blue enamel, the foot pad and rim finished in gilt. 9 3/8in (24cm) high Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2015

A massive ormolu-mounted 'ge'-type vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng

A massive ormolu-mounted 'ge'-type vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 5,500,000 — 7,500,000 HKD (641,955 - 875,394 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the monumental vessel of archaistic hu-form robustly potted with a pear-shaped body on a splayed foot, covered overall with a thick blue-grey glaze suffused with dark brown crackles, each side moulded with four large slightly inset ogival panels forming strapwork divided by raised pyramid-form bosses, the neck collared with a raised horizontal band and set... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2015

A Langyao high-shouldered vase, China, Kangxi period

A Langyao high-shouldered vase, China, Kangxi period. Estimate 6000/8000 €. Sold 9.000 €. Photo Nagel with a high-shouldered, tapering body that flares at the base, and a cylindrical neck with slightly everted rim, is covered on the exterior with a crackled glaze of dark crushed-strawberry color that drains to mushroom on the upper part of the neck. The interior of the neck and the base are also covered with a crackled glaze of mushroom-greenish color. H. 41,2 cm. Good condition Property from an European... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2015

A fine and rare peachbloom-glazed pear-shaped vase,yuhuchunping, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

A fine and rare peachbloom-glazed pear-shaped vase,yuhuchunping, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate HK$1,500,000 – HK$2,000,000 ($194,426 - $259,234). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is formed with a bulbous body rising to a slim waisted neck and widely flared mouth, supported on a tapered foot. It is covered to the exterior in a rich raspberry glaze, thinning to a mushroom tone at the extremities. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) high, box and... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2015

Kai Yuan Tong Bao, Chine, Dynastie des Tang

Kai Yuan Tong Bao, Chine, Dynastie des Tang. Estimation 3 000 / 5 000 € © Cornette de Saint Cyr Or. D. 2,4 cm Rare exemplaire de cette pièce créée en 621, la quatrième année du règne de l’empereur Wude de la dynastie des Tang. La face principale est marquée des quatre idéogrammes autour de la perforation carrée, et le revers marqué du motif en croissant. Il semblerait que les exemplaires en or n’aient pas eu une valeur monétaire réelle, mais aient été exclusivement réservées aux cadeaux... [Lire la suite]
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