09 avril 2017

A Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Song–Yuan dynasty (960-1366)

Lot 3228. A Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Song–Yuan dynasty (960-1366), 10.4 cm, 4 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (39,329 EUR) (41,824 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with steep sides rising from a short foot to a gently incurved rim, applied overall save for the footring with an opaque pale greyish-blue glaze stopping short of the foot, the interior and exterior liberally decorated with purple splashes, the unglazed foot... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2017

A Junyao purple-splashed 'lotus bud' waterpot, Northern Song–Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3202. A Junyao purple-splashed 'lotus bud' waterpot, Northern Song–Jin dynasty, 9.3 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (45,379 EUR) (48,259 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a neatly cut footring and tapering to the mouth, the exterior and base unctuously applied with an opaque blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone at the rim, the exterior further accentuated with liberal splashes of... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A large and rare Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 3221. A large and rare Junyao purple-splashed tripod incense burner, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366), 20.3 cm, 8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,700,000 HKD (447,744 EUR) (476,153 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with a compressed globular body rising to a constricted neck and wide everted mouth, the bulbous body applied with a pair of mythical beast masks, alternating with a pair of high rectangular arch-handles modelled as human... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A Junyao 'human figure' 'puzzle' cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3217. A Junyao 'human figure' 'puzzle' cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366), 10.3 cm, 4 in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,900,000 HKD (592,958 EUR) (630,581 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. well potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently incurved rim, the interior centred with a stylised dome modelled in the form of an inverted lotus blossom enclosing a small figure depicted clad in robes, the dome with four hemispherical openings on the sides to allow... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

An extremely rare Junyao octagonal Buddhist ritual vessel, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 3211. An extremely rare Junyao octagonal Buddhist ritual vessel, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366), 23.7 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,140,000 HKD  (622,001 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully and sturdily potted with tapering sides rising to a flat border encircling a circular bowl-shaped cavity, each sloping side fashioned with a cusped opening revealing a seated Buddhist figure with rudimentary outlines on the interior simulating a niche,... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

Petrified wood, Australian gold nugget, gemstones and meteorites highlight Heritage Auctions sale

DALLAS, TX.- Samples of rare Petrified Wood will be among the most coveted lots at Heritage Auctions' Nature & Science Auction April 29-30 in Dallas.  The Petrified Wood comes from the collection of Lewis Goodman, a successful financier who turned a 1980s visit to a Colorado gift shop into a lifetime spent collecting petrified wood and agates. "The Lewis Goodman collection features some exceptional samples of Petrified Wood, some of the finest we have ever seen," Heritage Auctions Nature & Science Director... [Lire la suite]

09 avril 2017

A rare small blue and white 'fish' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

  Lot 3682. A rare small blue and white 'fish' cup, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), 5.7 cm, 2 1/4  in.. stimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold  350,000 HKD  (42,354 EUR) (45,042 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. delicately potted with deep rounded sides supported on a short foot, the interior decorated in soft washes of cobalt with four fishes, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3609. An extremely rare 'sweet-white' incised 'rosette' moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424), 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. well modelled with a flattened spherical body with two domed side supported on an oval footring, surmounted by a waisted neck and small bulb-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of elegantly arched strap handles extending from the upper neck to the narrow sides with lobed... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A 'sweet-white' incised 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

  Lot 3665. A 'sweet-white' incised 'lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot Sold  250,000 HKD  (30,253 EUR) (32,173 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a countersunk base to a broad rounded shoulder and surmounted by a short tapering neck, the exterior incised with undulating scrolls issuing lotus blooms and curling leaves, above an upright lappet border encircling the foot, applied evenly overall with an... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2017

A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty

Lot 3664. A rare white-glazed incised 'dragon' dish, late Ming–early Qing dynasty, 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 200,000 HKD  (24,202 EUR) (25,738 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. with steep shallow sides rising from a tapered foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling five-clawed dragon, detailed with flaming wisps emitting from its scaly sinuous body, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a creamy-white glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]