15 avril 2017

A rare Dingyao persimmon-glazed cupstand, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3204. A rare Dingyao persimmon-glazed cupstand, Song dynasty (960-1279), 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully fashioned after the lacquer prototype with a small cup-shaped receptacle with an incurved rim resting on a circular 'dish' and hollow gently splayed foot, covered overall save for the footring with a copper-russet glaze thinning to the edges of the 'cup' and 'dish', the unglazed footring revealing the white... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

A rare 'Yue' carved celadon globular 'floral' vessel and cover, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 3222. A rare 'Yue' carved celadon globular 'floral' vessel and cover, Five Dynasties (907-960), 10.7 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. modelled with a compressed globular body resting on a splayed foot, the exterior skilfully and densely decorated with floral blooms borne on and wreathed by scrolling stems issuing foliage, all above an upright lappet border, the circular cover carved with four foliate motifs encircling the... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A ''Cizhou' white-ground black-painted 'floral' jar, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3201. A ''Cizhou' white-ground black-painted 'floral' jar, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 13.1 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sthe bulbous body supported on a short foot, the exterior freely decorated in dark brownish-black over the white slip with three large floral sprays, the lower body left unglazed and revealing the pale greyish-buff body  Provenance: Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1992. Note: A closely related... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A 'Yaozhou' celadon figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960) or earlier

Lot 3214. A 'Yaozhou' celadon figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960) or earlier, 15.7 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully modelled in the form of a lion sitting on its haunches with the front right leg bent and paw resting on a brocade ball, the beast portrayed in a ferocious poise with piercing eyes below the thick bushy eyebrows, its mouth rendered slightly agape and revealing the tip of its upturned... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A rare celadon-glazed 'figure' whistle, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 3225. A rare celadon-glazed 'figure' whistle, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577), 6.8 cm, 2 5/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, the instrument well hollowed with an aperture at the top, one side skilfully depicted with the face of a foreigner, the stern countenance picked out with piercing eyes beneath furrowed brows, centred with a prominent nose above a moustache and thick lips, the cheeks further pierced with two further... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A finely carved qingbai 'floral' meiping and cover, Southern Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1366)

Lot 3220. A finely carved qingbai 'floral' meiping and cover, Southern Song – Yuan dynasty (960-1366), 24.7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with an ovoid body rising from a countersunk base to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short tapering neck and lipped mouthrim, the body moulded and carved with a dense design of luxuriant lotus blooms borne on undulating stems and wreathed by curling foliage, the cover with... [Lire la suite]

15 avril 2017

A large 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato 'floral' meiping, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3213. A large 'Cizhou' black-glazed sgraffiato 'floral' meiping, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 38.6 cm, 15 1/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 600,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a tall slender tapered body sweeping up to a round shoulder, surmounted by a short waisted neck and tapering mouth, the body freely carved through the layer of dark brown slip with three main registers, the slip falling short of the countersunk base, the central frieze with a... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

L’Arc en Seine at TEFAF New York Spring 2017

Jean-Michel Frank (Paris 1895-1941 New York), Cabinet, circa 1930. Material? covered with parchment. Stamped and numbered. Photo courtesy L’Arc en Seine Pierre Chareau (Le Havre 1883-1950 New York), Lamp, circa 1924. Iron and alabaster. Height 29.2 cm. Model LP 180. Photo courtesy L’Arc en Seine Diego Giacometti (Borgonovo 1902-1985 Paris), Mill Reef, 1971. Bronze with a brown patina. Stamped 'Diego' and 'Mill Reef/3 Octobre 1971'. Photo... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A rare large 'Yaozhou' celadon tripod incense burner, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3231. A rare large 'Yaozhou' celadon tripod incense burner, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234), 22.1 cm, 8 5/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted with a bombé body rising to a short constricted neck and wide everted rim, the lower body bordered with two fillets, below a gently raised border to the upper body, all supported on three splayed legs decorated with a mythical beast mask, the base centred with a recessed... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2017

A rare and finely carved Dingyao 'Daylily' box and cover, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3226. A rare and finely carved Dingyao 'Daylily' box and cover, Northern Song–Jin Dynasty (960-1234), 10 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with straight sides and a tapered lower body supported on a countersunk base, the gently domed cover delicately incised with a daylily bloom borne on an undulating stem bearing slender curling leaves, the exterior covered overall save for the unglazed footring with a clear... [Lire la suite]