21 septembre 2021

An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period

Lot 149. An archaic bronze vessel, zhi, Late Shang dynasty-Early Western Zhou period; 5in (12.7cm) high. Sold for US$ 12,112 (€ 10,342). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a pedestal foot encircled by a narrow band of taotie masks composed from kui dragons separated by vertical flanges and 'eyes', the band repeated on the waist separating the ribbed body and flared, ribbed neck, the silvery body of the vessel with extensive malachite encrustation. Property from the Estate of Robert... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2021

A rare early black and red lacquer and wood core ear cup, Zhou-Han dynasty, 5th-3rd Century BCE

Lot 147. A rare early black and red lacquer and wood core ear cup, Zhou-Han dynasty, 5th-3rd Century BCE.; 7in (17.8cm) across, cloth wrap, wood box. Sold for US$ 2,550 (€ 2,177). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The deep oval cup lacqured red to the interior and a dark black-brown lacquer to the lower part of the exterior and the underside of the 'ear' handles, a wide reserve-decorated geometric red-ground band on a vertical wall at the rim which is also found on the flat rising top of the 'ears', the sides of the 'ears'... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

Archaic Jade from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman sold at Bonhams New York, 20 September 2021

Lot 133. An Archaic Jade Flanged Disc, Possibly Neolithic, Hongshan Culture, 3500-2500 BCE; 2 3/4in (7cm) across. Sold for US$ 12,750 (€ 10,887). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The outer edge of the circular flattened disc carved with three blade like notches, each set with additional smaller notches, the center with a circular aperture, the greenish-yellow stone with areas of russet inclusions. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Literature: Robert P. Youngman, The Youngman Collection, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A Ge-type small cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 295. A Ge-type small cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 1 5/8in (4.2cm) high; 3 5/16 (8.4cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,600 - 4,300). Sold for US$ 4,845 (€ 4,163). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Raised on a small circular foot, the u-shaped cup flaring to an everted rim and covered in and out with a pale greenish-grey glaze suffused with an intricate crack crackle pooling thickly at the well. Property from the Estate of Robert P. Youngman. Note: For a Song dynasty Geyao precursor... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A rare Longquan celadon bucket-shaped water pot, mizusashi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 296. A rare Longquan celadon bucket-shaped water pot, mizusashi, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10in (25.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€ 1,000 - 1,500). Sold for US$ 5,737 (€ 4,930). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Modeled in imitation of a wood-slatted bucket with slightly out-curving upright handles with arched cross-piece, and a fitted Japanese lacquer folding lid. Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A Longquan celadon foliate charger, 15th-16th century

Lot 259. A Longquan celadon foliate charger, 15th-16th century; 13 1/2in (34.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 1,700 - 3,400). Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,506). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Impressed at the center with a roundel of daisy or aster and incised at the lobed well with peony below a foliate rim, the exterior sides also incised with peony, the base glazed and with a ring of burnt orange grey stoneware visible. Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2021

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 163. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a central medallion enclosing a diaper pattern, encircled by composite floral scrolls at the cavetto, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring exposing the burnt orange clay body. Property of a Georgia Private... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 162. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim 'peony' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 13⅛ in., 33.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 22,680 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 sturdily potted, the gently rounded fluted sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted bracketed rim, the interior finely molded with a central medallion of a flowering peony bough, covered overall with an even translucent sea-green glaze save for a wide ring on the recessed base burnt... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 153. An exceptionally rare white-glazed 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' stem bowl, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 6¼ in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well potted with deep rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot to a metal-bound rim, faintly incised to the exterior with the 'eight Buddhist emblems', each emblem encircled by a scrolling lotus stem meandering around the vessel, all above a border of... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449)

Lot 152. An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449). Height 9½ in., 24 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD. Lot sold: 441,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted and of elongated ovoid form, the full swelling shoulders sweeping to a slightly waisted cylindrical neck, delicately painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the body with a composite scroll of four stylized... [Lire la suite]