03 mars 2018

A Qingbai 'Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 532. A Qingbai 'Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 28,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The box and cover are potted with high, rounded sides incised with overlapping lotus petals, and the cover is surmounted by a lotus pod-form finial incised on the flat top with seeds. The box and cover are covered inside and out with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses, except for the base and the inner rim of... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2018

A Qingbai lobed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 531. A Qingbai lobed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The body is potted with eight vertical lobes and incised with a band of five lines below the shoulder, and a further band at the base of the tall, waisted neck. The strap handle is applied with a small loop at the top, and is opposite the long, curving spout. The ewer is covered overall with a transparent pale bluish glaze that... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

Small bronze drum, Vietnam, 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD (200 BC - AD 200)

Small bronze drum, Vietnam, 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD (200 BC - AD 200), bronze, 5.5 cm (height), at base 8.5 cm (diameter), on top 6.9 cm (diameter). Presented by Shirley Day, 2000. EA2000.103 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
02 mars 2018

Long ribbed bracelet, Vietnam, 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD (200 BC - AD 200)

Long ribbed bracelet, Vietnam, 2nd century BC - 2nd century AD (200 BC - AD 200), bronze, 1.6 x 8 x 7 cm max. (height x width x depth). Presented by Shirley Day, 1997. EA1997.197. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
02 mars 2018

Jade ear ornament, Vietnam, 5th century BC - 2nd century AD

Jade ear ornament, Vietnam, 5th century BC - 2nd century AD, mottled jade (nephrite), 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm max. (height x width x depth). Purchased, 1996. EA1996.90 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white 'Lotus' ritual water flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 104. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white 'Lotus' ritual water flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height 12 3/8  in., 31.4 cm. Estimate $60,000 — 80,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the elegant baluster body rising from a tall stepped spreading foot to a slender cylindrical neck divided by an angled disc-shaped collar at the mid-section, painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', a continuous lotus scroll at the body framed by borders of... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

A white glazed bowl, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Lot 114. A white glazed bowl, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505). Diameter 7 3/4  in, 19.8 cm. Estimate $100,000 — 150,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, applied overall with a rich transparent glaze, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle . Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Alfred Clark (1890-1976), (no.... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 109. A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely potted, the center deftly incised with a fruiting branch of grape vine framed within a medallion of eight rounded lobes, the cavetto divided into eight barbed lobes, each incised with alternating fruiting and flowering floral sprigs, including peony, pomegranates, peach, lotus and chrysanthemum, the barbed everted rim with... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 108. A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the flat dish painted in inky-washes of vivid cobalt-blue with scattered flecks of silvery 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing two peaches borne on a leafy stem, framed by a collar of radiating petals and a wreath of scrolling peony, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each painted with a single lotus... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]