18 juin 2018

An unusual imperial transparent blue glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-17

Lot 3795. An unusual imperial transparent blue glass bowl, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795); 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price Realized HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 With deep rounded sides raised on a neatly cut shallow ring foot, the transparent glass of deep sapphire-blue colour lightening at the rim, box. Provenance: G. B. Warner Collection, P16.Private Collection,... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A rare imperial opaque white glass vase, Qianlong engraved four-character mark within double-square and of the period (1736-1795

Lot 3793. A rare imperial opaque white glass vase, Qianlong engraved four-character mark within double-square and of the period (1736-1795); 8 in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Made in imitation of 'mutton fat' white jade with several milky-white inclusions, the domed body rising to a cylindrical neck with a lipped rim supported on a neatly cut ring foot, box. Note: There is a long history of... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare imperial transparent olive-green glass mallet vase, Jiaqing incised four-character mark within a square and of the period

Lot 3792. A rare imperial transparent olive-green glass mallet vase, Jiaqing incised four-character mark within a square and of the period (1796-1820); 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The domed body is raised on a thick, heavy flattened base and surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck ending in a gently rounded lipped rim, the transparent glass of an olive green tone with a slight yellow... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

Classic Beauties unveils the sensual enchantment of Neoclassicism

© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg AMSTERDAM.- Saturday 16 June 2018 marked the opening day of Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties. Artists, Italy and the Esthetic Ideals of the 18th Century. The show tells the story of the artists and tourists, who flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the eighteenth century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see for themselves the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3809. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of rounded conical form, the interior well carved with a single floral spray, surrounded by combed waves in an encircling band below an incised line, with a grooved band below the rim on the exterior, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, the unglazed foot burnt brown in the firing,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A finely carved large Dingyao floral bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) 

Lot 3810. A finely carved large Dingyao floral bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Potted with a slightly everted rim and steep rounded walls rising from an angled base, supported on a delicate foot ring, the interior freely carved with meandering lotus blossoms, all under a translucent ivory-white glaze pooling in the recesses, the rim bound in metal, wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A fine and very rare anhua-decorated white-glazed dish, Jiajing four-character mark within double-circles and of the period

Lot 3824. A fine and very rare anhua-decorated white-glazed dish, Jiajing four-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 6 in.(15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The shallow dish with flared sides, incised to the centre with a lotus spray, the exterior with a lotus scroll, covered overall in a slightly tinted glaze, box. Provenance: Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 20 May... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare finely carved early Ming Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 3813. A rare finely carved early Ming Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Heavily potted with shallow, gently curving sides rising to a lipped rim, supported on a rounded foot ring, the broad central field carved with a branch of flowering peony below a band of continuous floral scroll in the well and a band of leafy scroll at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3816. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Well potted with generously rounded shoulders, the convex base encircled by an unglazed foot burnt a russet color, the lotus leaf-form cover with partially upturned rim applied with a small stem-like knop, the glaze of bright blue-green tone. Note: Longquan celadon jars... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) 

Lot 3806. A very rare blue and white octagonal pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 3/4 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Moulded in three horizontal registers with lotus-shaped panels around the base enclosing eight precious objects, babao, the lozenge shaped panels around the body enclosing lotus and peony sprays and bouquets alternating with trellis patterns and lotus sprays... [Lire la suite]