25 juillet 2017

An important and extremely rare Longquan celadon pomegranate-form vase, shiliu zun, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1472. An important and extremely rare Longquan celadon pomegranate-form vase, shiliu zun, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 14 1/4 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 2,400,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The sturdily potted vessel with a globular body well carved and incised with a broad band of peony meander bearing large graceful blossoms and arched leaves reserved on a combed ground between a border of upright stiff petals rising from the foot and... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2017

Large dated temple vase, Yuan dynasty, dated around AD1327

Large dated temple vase, Yuan dynasty, dated around AD1327, Longquan ware, Longquan region, Zhejiang province. Stoneware, porcelain-type, incised, carved and with celadon glaze, Height: 72 cm. Sir Percival David Founcation of Chinese Art, PDF 237 © The Trustees of the British Museum Longquan stoneware vase with long neck and flared mouth. The vase has grey-green glaze. There are carved petals around lower part of the exterior, concentric rings around the neck, and pomegranate scrolls around the body.... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2017

A fine and exceptionally large early Ming Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

  Lot 4241. A fine and exceptionally large early Ming Longquan celadon barbed-rim charger, Yongle period (1403-1425), 24 1/4 in. (61.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,660,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Sturdily potted, the slightly convex centre of the dish is encircled by a flaring petal-moulded well rising to the barbed everted rim with raised edge, covered with a lustrous glaze of rich sea-green tone, continuing over the moulded... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A massive barbed rim Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 7. A massive barbed rim Longquan celadon charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425), 62.5 cm. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,820,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted on a low circular foot, the cavetto carved into sixteen equal bracket foliations below a barbed everted rim of matching form, the center left plain, covered overall with an even, thick, lustrous yellowish-green glaze, save for the wide ring on the base fired brick-red.  ... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4155. A rare small rhinoceros horn wine cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 2 in. (5.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 300,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The thick body tapers in a curved line from the broad circular footed base to the everted rim. The lustrous undecorated material is of a rich golden tone darkening to a reddish brown to the interior, wood stand, box. Provenance: Acquired in London, 1988 Literature: T. Fok, Connoisseurship... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits masterpieces by painter Cristóbal de Villalpando

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714), The Deluge, 1689. Oil on copper. Col. Propiedad de la Nación Mexicana, Secretaría de Cultura, Dirección General de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural, Acervo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción, Puebla, Mexico. NEW YORK, NY.- Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. Opening July 25... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2017

An unusual small carved 'Maple' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4156. An unusual small carved 'Maple' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 596,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup is of oval form with deep rounded sides carved in medium relief to the exterior with hanging branches of maple descending around the rim, borne on two gnarled trunks on either side of the cup joining at the base with the interlocking roots forming the recessed foot... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2017

A small floral-lobed rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th dynasty

Lot 4157. A small floral-lobed rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th dynasty, 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The quatrefoil cup has elegantly formed flared sides ribbed and grooved in the shape of four petals, carved in shallow relief around the exterior with a continuous undulating petal design, between keyfret bands at the rim and on the conforming pedestal foot. The openwork handle... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4161. A finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,780,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The elegantly proportioned tapering body is carved in shallow relief around the mid-section with a band depicting two pairs of confronted archaistic kui dragons separated by serrated flanges, below a band of interlinked stylised phoenix, and above a band of further... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2017

A finely carved 'Mythical Beasts' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 4164. A finely carved 'Mythical Beasts' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 4 in. (10 cm.) high Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,140,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The elegantly proportioned tapering body is carved in shallow relief around the mid-section with a band depicting two pairs of confronted archaistic kui dragons separated by serrated flanges, below a band of interlinked stylised phoenix, and above a band of further... [Lire la suite]