11 avril 2015

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

A yellow-ground green and aubergine-enameled 'Buddhist lion' bowl, Ming Dynasty, 17th century.  Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior decorated in green and aubergine enamels and outlined in black with three lion roundels interspersed with stylised ruyi-shaped clouds and auspicious emblems with small areas left in white, the interior similarly enamelled in green and aubergine with sprays of lotus, camellia and... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2014

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

A celadon-glazed 'Buddhist lion' rectangular box and cover, Mid Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. Photo: Bonhams. The rectangular box decorated with an incised checkered pattern on each side, with a short neck to the top on which the cover rests, the handles formed from moulded Buddhist lion-heads, the cover potted with a rectangular flat top surmounted by a pair of seated Buddhist lions, each detailed with jaws open below the prominent snout and large eyes, with one paw resting on a ribboned ball, all covered with pale sea-green... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2014

A wucai 'Buddhist lion' jar for the Japanese market, Wanli

A wucai 'Buddhist lion' jar for the Japanese market, Wanli. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Thickly potted and painted in underglaze blue at the foot with a band containing four horses galloping over waves and at the neck with a dense floral scroll, the central band decorated in iron-red, green, turquoise and ochre enamels with four lobed cartouches each containing a Buddhist lion playing with flowing ribbons. 19cm (7½in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,000 - 9,700). Unsold. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2013

A carnelian agate recumbent 'Buddhist lion' water dropper and cover, Late Ming dynasty

A carnelian agate recumbent 'Buddhist lion' water dropper and cover, Late Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Its thick neck with head turned left and a ferocious facial expression framed by curly mane, surmounted by a circular cover in the form of a ball of yarn, a small playful Buddhist lion cub at the side ready to pounce on the ball, wood stand. 7cm wide. (3). Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 80,000 (€4,800 - 7,600) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
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