06 mars 2019

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 607. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulating stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2018

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 102. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period. Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck rising to an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulated stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

Song dynasty Yaozhou ceramics in National Palace Museum, Beijing

A Yaozhou carved 'Boys playing amoung lotus' bowl, Song dynasty, high 4.5cm, caliber 14.3cm, foot diameter 3.3cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A Yaozhou carved 'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Song dynasty, high 5.1cm, caliber 13.2cm, foot 4.1cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A Yaozhou persimon-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, high 4.5cm, caliber 14cm, foot 4cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. Imitation of the Song Dynasty lacquer, high temperature glaze with iron as a colorant, and the total amount of iron oxide in... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2017

Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands

Lot 101. An Exceptionally Large, Fine And Important Blue And White Lobed 'Fish Pond' Bowl, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435). Diameter 23 cm. Estimate upon request. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2017 will take place on 5 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sales will be led by an outstanding Xuande lobed bowl, one of the greatest examples of early Ming porcelain in private hands (pictured above), and a monumental Imperial silk tapestry kesi... [Lire la suite]