02 octobre 2022

Christie's to offer works from one of the world's premier Chinese art galleries J. J. Lally & Co.

A very rare Guan bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), formerly in the collection of Carl Kempe; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate: $800,000-1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present a dedicated sale of works from the gallery of one of the most important connoisseurs and dealers in fine Chinese art. The live auction will encompass Chinese ceramics and works of art from the Shang through the Qing dynasties, and will be complemented by an online sale of the gallery’s... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2022

A wucai 'official' vase, 17th century

Lot 625. A wucai 'official' vase, 17th century. Height 7 ⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Lot sold: 3,780 USD (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022  Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022
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27 septembre 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Presents the Most Significant Chinese Works of Art Sale Series to Take Place in the Last Decade

(Left to Right). The Private Collection of Joseph Lau. A Fine Blue and White 'Lotus Scroll' Vase, Meiping, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period. Est: HK$ 25 – 35 million / US$ 3.2 – 4.5 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection. A Magnificent Ruby-Ground Yangcai 'Trigrams' Reticulated Vase, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Est: HK$ 60 – 120 million / US$ 7.6 – 15.3 million. © Sotheby's 2022The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. A Unique and Highly Important Moulded Blue and White Barbed 'Fish'... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2022

A small wucai 'phoenix' dish, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 244. A small wucai 'phoenix' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Diameter 3½ in., 9 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, Japanese wood box (3). Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Christie's London, 12th December 1977, lot 184 (part lot). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
16 septembre 2022

A small aubergine-enameled blue and white 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 241. A small aubergine-enameled blue and white 'dragon' cup, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Diameter 2½ in., 6.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Kondo Toseikan Collection.Osaka Art Club, Osaka, 5th June 1941, lot 301 (part lot). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
16 septembre 2022

A wucai fan-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 240. A wucai fan-shaped 'dragon and phoenix' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Length 3⅝ in., 9.3 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a scallop-edged rectangular cartouche (2). Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London.Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. Note:Two related boxes and covers were sold in our London rooms, the first, 11th July 1978, lot 192, and the second, 9th June 2004, lot 187; one... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2022

An extremely rare molded wucai 'dragon' zun-form vase, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 239. An extremely rare molded wucai 'dragon' zun-form vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Height 25¼ in., 64.2 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the rim with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a rectangular cartouche. Provenance: French Private Collection. Note: Richly painted in underglaze blue and bright enamels, this vase belongs to a well-known group of Wanli (r. 1573-1620) altar vases modeled after archaic bronze wine containers, such... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2022

A rare wucai 'dragon' rectangular inkstone, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 238. A rare wucai 'dragon' rectangular inkstone, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Length 8½ in., 21.6 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle, Japanese wood box (3). Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Note: Lavishly decorated with openwork designs of dragons chasing 'Flaming Pearls' over waves, and the base painted with two five-clawed dragons encircling the reign mark, this... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2022

A wucai 'Buddhist lion' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 675. A wucai 'Buddhist lion' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Hauteur : 30,5 cm. (12 in.). Price Realised EUR 5,292 (Estimate EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,500). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: With R & G McPherson Antiques, London, 17 September 2015. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 27 june - 12 july 2022 
30 août 2022

A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 675. A wucai 'ladies' jar and cover, Transitional period, 17th century. Hauteur : 37 cm. (145/8 in.). Price Realised EUR 21,420 (Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from Galerie Duchange, Paris. Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022