22 avril 2020

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 549. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 21 in. (53.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500. Price realised GBP 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is heavily potted and freely carved with flower sprays. It is covered in an olive-green crackled glaze, wood stand. Provenance: With certificate of identity from The Curios Furniture & Miscellaneous Utensils & Hardware Merchants & Employees Association, Hong Kong & Kowloon,... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2135. A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The baluster body and tall trumpet-shaped neck are decorated with continuous riverside landscape scenes depicting figures at leisurely pursuits amidst tall trees and mountains, all within double-line borders. Provenance: Nuri Farhadi, New York, September 1963.Mr. and Mrs. Robert B.... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A rare pair of large carved white-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1351. A rare pair of large carved white-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 27 in. (68.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Each vase is potted with a baluster body and a tall neck rising to a flaring mouth rim. The exterior is carved with peony flowers borne on scrolling vines. Each has a double circle in underglaze blue on the base. Note: Compare the virtually identical single vase dated to the... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2020

A large powder-blue-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1263. A large powder-blue-glazed 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The baluster body rises to the tall, trumpet-shaped neck, and the exterior is covered with an even, vibrant, powder-blue glaze in contrast to the white rim, interior, and foot rim. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 19 March 1997, lot 243. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

A small Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

  Lot 526. A small Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase is well potted with a high-shouldered body rising to a cylindrical neck flaring at the mouth rim which is bound with metal. It is covered overall with an attractive bluish-green glaze, with the exception of the foot ring which exposes the dark grey body, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 37. A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. The body skilfully painted in exceptionally vivid underglaze blue with a continuous scene of a visitor supplicating a dignitary seated in his hall surrounded by ladies and attendants in front of a painting of foaming waves, the hall opening onto a terrace with further dignitaries, craggy rockwork and delicate trees, the flaring neck with a lady peeping out at a dignitary admonishing a... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2016

A pair of blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 36. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€6,700 - 9,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each of baluster form rising to a flared foliate rim, densely painted in vibrant underglaze blue around the exterior with different registers of scrolling branches and blossoming peonies, the foot and rim moulded with petal-shaped panels containing further sprigs of flowers. 48.5cm (19 1/8in) high (2).  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 10 november 2016, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2016

A famille verte 'Phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 874. A famille verte 'Phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The vase is decorated with birds amidst a blossoming prunus tree emerging from jagged rocks, all in yellow, green, and aubergine on a pale greenish-blue ground. An illegible seal mark is inscribed in underglaze blue on the base. 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) high Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A blue and white 'phoenix-tail' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44cm (17 1/3in) high (2). Sold for £10,000 (€12,690). © Bonhams 2001-2016. Finely painted around the body with a continuous scene of scholars and fishermen amidst a mountainous river landscape with pavilions and birds in flight, the flaring neck with an similar scene, the rim and foot with cloud scroll border, wood stand.  Provenance: an English private collection, assembled in Hong Kong from 1967-1989, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
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