15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1524. Two bronze mirrors, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) diam., 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. One mirror has a central knob that rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and various celestial animals within narrow bands enclosing an... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)

Lot 1523. A small bronze mirror, Eastern Han dynasty (25-220); 3 ¾ in. (9 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cental knob is encircled by four seated deities flanked by beasts, all cast in high relief within a band of plain semi-circles alternating with rectangles, each enclosing a character, below an inscription and a band of scrolls on the rim. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1522. Two bronze mirrors, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) diam., 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The larger mirror is cast with alternating dragons and tigers separated by four small bosses; the smaller mirror with a band of birds perched on scrolls separated by bosses. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1992. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 25... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1811. A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 3 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cup has flaring, faceted sides supported on a spreading stem foot encircled by a narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone suffused with an extensive, icy crackle that thins on the raised areas. Together with a catalogue, Inki: hai, wan, taku tokubetsu... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' stem bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3614. A blue and white 'dragon' stem bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11.9 cm, 4 ⅝ in. Estimate: 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheyby's. the curved rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, supported on a splayed hollow stem moulded with horizontal ridges, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a white glaze, the exterior decorated in cobalt blue with a single long three-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' and writhing sinuously around the vessel, the... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2020

Lark Mason Associates announces Fall Sale of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works

NEW YORK, NY.- An impressive array of rare Chinese 18th century cloisonné huanghuali furniture, ancient bronzes and archaic jades headline the Lark Mason Associates’ sale of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art on the iGavelAuctions.com platform. “We’re delighted to offer a broad range of objects and furniture which represent China’s important contribution to the field of decorative arts,” says Lark Mason, who founded iGavel, one of the earliest online auction platforms. “Many of our items are from private... [Lire la suite]

14 octobre 2020

A very rare blue and white 'bajixiang' dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487)

Lot 3610. A very rare blue and white 'bajixiang' dish, Mark and period of Chenghua (1465-1487); 19.1 cm, 7 ½ in. Estimate: 800,000 - 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,150,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior centred with the Wheel of the Law supported on a lotus bloom issuing further scrolls encircling the emblems, the cavetto with the remaining seven emblems, each resting on a lotus bloom borne on a continuous scroll, the exterior painted with a frieze of the eight emblems above a floral... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2020

A fine blue and white 'floral' barbed charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3607. A fine blue and white 'floral' barbed charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,528,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short circular tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, superbly painted in shades of cobalt blue with ‘heaping and piling’, the interior with a central peony bloom wreathed by meandering scrolls of lotus, hibiscus, camellia and gardenia,... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2020

A pair of blue and white ‘phoenix’ dishes, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 325. A pair of blue and white ‘phoenix’ dishes, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619); 5 3/8 in. (13.8 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate USD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 8 October 2020
14 octobre 2020

A blue and white square ‘dragon’ box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 324. A blue and white square ‘dragon’ box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle and of the period (1573-1619); 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) square, Japanese box. Estimate USD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 8 October 2020