25 septembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Shoulao' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 885. A large blue and white 'Shoulao' double gourd vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 22 in., 55.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, the bud-shaped upper lobe decorated with stylized shou character central medallions, surrounded by regular script shou character roundels alternating in radiating stylized and ruyi-head cloud borders, all below a band of ruyi-head border at the... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2019

A blue and white quadrilobed 'lotus' jardinière, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 883. A blue and white quadrilobed 'lotus' jardinière, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Width 8 1/2  in., 21.6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the lobed sides supported on a four broad ruyi-form feet and rising to an everted rim, the sides delicately painted with scrolling lotus stems each issuing numerous leaves and terminating in a large blossom, all between a line border above and a band of ruyi heads below,... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A carved and reticulated celadon-glazed 'Longquan' garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 782. A carved and reticulated celadon-glazed 'Longquan' garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 14 1/2  in., 37 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of barrel-form, with a narrow base and a slightly domed top, the sides carved and pierced with two frolicking Buddhist lions divided by two sprays of palmette leaves, each lion with a brocade ball amidst cloud wisps, between bands of stylized flowerheads and two rows of raised... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 779. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 12 1/2  in., 31.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-potted, of shallow circular form with an incurved rim, raised on three triangular animal-mask feet, the exterior deftly carved with a scrolling band of peonies between two rows of raised bosses, glazed overall in a rich olive-green save for the center, impressed with a peony medallion burnt orange in... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

Rare Group of Early Chinese Paintings of Feasts to be Featured in an Exhibition this Fall

Chinese, Liao dynasty, 907–1125, Coffin box panel: Arranging an Outdoor Banquet, 10th–early 11th century. Wood with lacquer-based pigment. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (1995-86). PRINCETON, N.J. – The art of feasting will bring to life a remarkable epoch of cultural flourishing, economic development and foreign exchange in Chinese history in a groundbreaking exhibition premiering this fall. The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A rare large red tixi lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1788. A rare large red tixi lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007  Carved through layer of red and black lacquer with concentric bands of ruyi radiating from a central floral medallion, the exterior with a further row of ruyi above the foot, the base with lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Maeda Daimyo Family, Ishikawa... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2019

A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 695. A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 89,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The top surface of the cover is carved in deep relief with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior lacquered black (some restoration), box. ... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A small carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 678. A small carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 3 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 107,550. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The top surface of the cover carved with a large central peony blossom surrounded by saw-edged leaves and buds extending over the gently curved sides, the exterior of the box with a narrow frieze of further flowers and leaves, the base and interior lacquered black, box. ... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 676. A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Crisply carved through the thick lacquer to depict two Buddhistic lions divided by a ribboned brocade ball all amidst lingzhi sprigs reserved on a ground of cash-coins, repeated on the raised border, the reverse with a fluid swirling classic scroll border, the black base lightly incised... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2019

A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 674. A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Finely carved around the cavetto through the brown lacquer to the cinnabar-red ground, with four peonies borne on a leafy meander, the central undecorated medallion corresponding in shape to the lobed rim, the gently rounded sides on the exterior with a further floral scroll,... [Lire la suite]