18 août 2018

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer the Yamanaka Reticulated Vase

The Yamanaka Reticulated Vase. A highly important and exquisitely enamelled yangcai reticulated ‘fish’ vase, blue-enamel seal mark and period of Qianlong . Estimate: HK$50-70 Million / US$6.4-9 Million. From the pair to the Famous Vase Hammered at £43 Million in 2010. Originally included in the 1905 Yamanaka Exhibition in New York. Acquired by a Private Japanese Collector in 1924. Dormant for Almost a Century Among the Most Complex Porcelains Ever Conceived by Tang Ying for the Qianlong Emperor. Lot sold 149,091,000 HKD... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2018

Empresses of China's Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

Ritual space in the Main Hall of the Palace of Longevity and Health. Courtesy of the Palace Museum, Beijing. © The Palace Museum SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A La Vieille Russie, Stand 365 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Coral and Diamonds Earrings, Cartier Paris, circa 1930. Coral, diamond, and platinum. Length 3.18 cm (1.25 in.). Image courtesy A La Vieille Russie / Stand 365. Pavé Diamond Duck Brooch, Raymond Yard, United States, circa 1925. Diamond, ruby, onyx, and platinum. Length 2.87 cm (1.13 in.). Image courtesy A La Vieille Russie / Stand 365.   Art Deco Bracelet, United States, circa 1930. Diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby, enamel and platinum. Length 19.69 cm... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A rare pair of large wucai relief-molded beaker vases, fang zun, Wanli six-character marks and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 316. A rare pair of large wucai relief-molded beaker vases, fang zun, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 19 in. (48.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 96,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007   Each of square section and heavily potted in the form of a tall zun, the neck decorated with opposing bands of leaf tips, the middle section applied on each side with a lion-mask handle positioned above a... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

An unusual large blue and white deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 315. An unusual large blue and white deep bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 42,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007   Heavily potted with deep rounded sides, painted on the exterior with four characters, fu shou kang ning, formed by the twisted trunks of a pine tree, a prunus tree, a chrysanthemum stem and bamboo, all growing amidst... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 312. An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of heavily potted, baluster shape, painted in rich cobalt blue with a central band of two confronted scaly, five-clawed dragons racing through flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, above a band of spume-flecked crashing waves, and below a pair of phoenixes in flight amidst... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

A blue and white ovoid jar, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 311. A blue and white ovoid jar, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Painted with a fanciful scene of horses and various animals and mythical beasts in a landscape, three shown in a pond, all below three cloud cartouches, two enclosing a five-clawed scaly dragon, the third a water buffalo seen from behind, with a narrow band of conjoined... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A blue and white octagonal box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 309. A blue and white octagonal box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) across. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  The top painted with a pheasant standing on a rock surrounded by peonies while the hen stands below, with birds in flight and perched in the tree to the side and lingzhi fungus in the foreground, with vignettes of birds and flowering or fruiting... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century 

Lot 308. A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of baluster form, painted in 'windswept' style with two groups of warriors approaching a bridge from either side, on one side the soldier is followed by an official, while on the reverse one of the three soldiers is dismounted and shown carrying a gift, all below clouds in a landscape setting, and between a band of... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2018

A rare blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 306. A rare blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 8 7/8 in. (20cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  The slightly raised center of the domed cover painted with three cranes in flight amidst cruciform clouds, above a frieze of similar design which is repeated on the sides of the box, all within double line borders. Exhibited: City... [Lire la suite]