10 juillet 2020

A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2814. A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960); 8 13/16 in. (22.1 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 3,245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The globular body is finely incised with stylised floral blooms separated by cloud scrolls below a band of petals, applied to the shoulders with a gently curved spout and an upright arched handle. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2020

A rare large polychrome lacquer circular tray, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2813. A rare large polychrome lacquer circular tray, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 12.½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The tray is constructed with a countersunk base rising to slightly curved sides with two raised bands, the mouth mounted with a metal rim. The interior is applied with red lacquer, the sides with green lacquer, and the base with brown lacquer, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

Lévy Gorvy opens first Hong Kong exhibition in collaboration with Pierre Soulages

Pierre Soulages, Peinture 102 x 165 cm, 15 janvier 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 40 3/16 x 64 15/16 inches (102 x 165 cm). © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Arthus Boutin. HONG KONG.- Lévy Gorvy is presenting an exhibition of paintings by Pierre Soulages, France’s foremost living artist. On view from 7 July through 10 September, 2020, Pierre Soulages: Outrenoir continues the global celebration of his 100th birthday, following solo survey exhibitions in New York... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2020

A fine Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2812. A fine Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bowl is thickly potted with a narrow groove below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze streaked with fine ‘hare’s fur’ markings on the interior and exterior where the glaze stops above the foot exposing the chocolate-brown body. The mouth is bound with a metal... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 2811. A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 8 in. (20.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The globular jar is boldly painted in bold russet-iron brush strokes with floral motifs against a thick, glossy black glaze extending to much of the interior and the base. The foot ring is unglazed, revealing the pale brown biscuit body. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 17-18... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

A fine and rare carved Ding ‘lotus’ incense box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 2810. A fine and rare carved Ding ‘lotus’ incense box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127); 5.¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The slightly domed cover is finely carved with a spray of blossoming lotus. The box and cover are covered with a lustrous glaze of pale ivory tone, with the exception of the foot, revealing the refined white body, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Matsudaira... [Lire la suite]

09 juillet 2020

A Ding persimmon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 2808. A Ding persimmon-glazed bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127); 5.¼ in. (13.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bowl is potted with thin widely flaring sides, supported on a short tapering foot, covered inside and out with a smooth persimmon glaze thinning to a moss-green tone at the rim. The foot ring is unglazed, revealing the greyish-brown biscuit body, box. Christie's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

A rare pair of small Qingbai cylindrical tea caddies and covers, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2807. A rare pair of small Qingbai cylindrical tea caddies and covers, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3.½ in. (9 cm.) high, overall. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each caddy is delicately potted with a flat base rising to gently splayed sides, surmounted by a slightly domed cover. The caddies and covers are applied to the exterior with a clear glaze of a pale greenish-white tone. The interiors and bases are unglazed,... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

A rare Cizhou white-glazed truncated meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 2806. A rare Cizhou white-glazed truncated meiping, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vase is superbly potted with a globular body resting on a sunken flat base rising to a short waisted neck below a flared rim, applied to the exterior with a finely crackled creamy-white glaze above a slip. The base is partially glazed, the foot ring and interior are... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

An important Qingbai lobed ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2804. An important Qingbai lobed ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 9. 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The body is potted with eight vertical lobes that rise to incised horizontal bands at the base of the trumpet neck, above a straight ring foot. It is applied with a strap handle attached on top with a small loop. It is covered overall with a transparent crackled glaze of creamy white tone... [Lire la suite]