22 avril 2021

A Qingbai lobed cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 229. A Qingbai lobed cup and stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 ⅝ in., 9.2 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 7,560 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a splayed foot, rising to a hexalobed everted rim, the stand molded with a central raised ring within a six-lobed rim, resting on a splayed recessed base formed from six lappets, each pierced with a central heart-shaped motif, the cup and... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2021

A Qingbai jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 227. A Qingbai jar and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Height 3 ⅛ in., 8 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body encircled by a single raised filet below the tall cylindrical neck, covered in an icy-blue glaze pooling around the shoulders, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial and similarly decorated, the base unglazed (2).  Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1989. American Private... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2021

A rare carved 'Ding' 'lotus' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 227. A molded sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 8 ⅞ in., 22.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising to a metal-bound rim, the center incised with a freely-drawn lotus seed pod and furled leaves within an incised medallion, the cavetto decorated with stylized lotus blossoms, Japanese wood box (4).  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. Note: While the lotus is a... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2021

A molded sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 223. A molded sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 4 ⅞ in., 12.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. molded in the form of a fish with a floriform mouthrim, the exterior body decorated with stylized flowers and scrolls, overall splashed with straw, amber, and green glazes.  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021
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22 avril 2021

A molded sancai-glazed 'conch shell' pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 222. A molded sancai-glazed 'conch shell' pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 3 ¾ in., 9.5 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. in the form of a conch shell, two sides of the rim incurved and pierced with small apertures along the edges flanked by two spouts, the exterior decorated with star-shaped patterns, covered overall in amber, green and cream-splashed glazes.  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2021

Two ultra-rare bangles steal the show at Sotheby's Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Two breathtaking bangles, each representing in their very own way the pinnacle of bracelet design, stole the show at Sotheby’s Hong Kong yesterday:• A diamond and rock crystal bracelet combining the legendary artistry and craftsmanship of Cartier with a phenomenal 63.66-carat pear-shaped internally flawless white diamond, sold for HK$46,877,000 / US$6,036,350. Lot 1744. Cartier | 'L’Odyssée de Cartier – Parcours d’un Style' 63.66 carats Internally Flawless Diamond and Rock Crystal... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2021

A pair of parcel-gilt silver foliate-form 'phoenix' boxes and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 201. A pair of parcel-gilt silver foliate-form 'phoenix' boxes and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 2 ¾ in., 7 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 31,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of generally circular section with the undulating sides divided into four bracket foliations, the central panel of each box and cover worked in repoussé with a phoenix in motion, the wings and legs outstretched and the long tail sweeping overhead, a leafy fruiting... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2021

A rare bronze figure of a crouching dragon, Jin dynasty (265-420)

  Lot 200. A rare bronze figure of a crouching dragon, Jin dynasty (265-420). Height 7 ½ in., 19.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 40,320 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on three powerful legs, its left forepaw raised above cloud vapor, the ferocious head detailed with a long curled horn above large protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing sharp fangs and a curled tongue, the sinewy body with long flowing flames issuing... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507

Lot 199. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507. Height 7 ¼ in., 18.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 195,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modeled standing before a flame-shaped mandorla on a splayed lotus base above a four-legged plinth, the plinth chased with a grid pattern with each unit enclosing a small circle, the figure adorned in long flowing robes, the right hand held against the chest, the left... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Han - Six dynasties

Lot 198. A gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' weight, Han - Six dynasties. Length 2 ¼ in., 5.7 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 37,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. crouching with the muscular body twisting sharply and the head turned to one side, the face with a menacing expression with the mouth open, the lips curling back in a snarl, and the eyes wide, a pair of ridged horns pressing against the neck, tufts of fur covering the body and sweeping outward from the elbows, a... [Lire la suite]