08 septembre 2018

A 'Guan'-type lingzhi-shaped ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 118. A 'Guan'-type lingzhi-shaped ink palette, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Width 4 1/2  in., 11.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. © Sotheby's. modeled in the form of a lingzhi borne on a short stem issuing two further small fungi, covered overall in a thick grayish-celadon glaze suffused with fine evenly composed crackles of charcoal gray, the base with eight tiny spur marks. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III... [Lire la suite]

05 septembre 2018

Seven Exceptional Pieces of Chinese Porcelain from the Junkunc Collection

© Sotheby's. There are a handful of collectors in the world of Chinese art that are inextricably associated with works of exceptional quality. Stephen Junkunc, III, (1905–1978) is among these luminaries. At its height, the Junkunc collection numbered over 2,000 examples of exceptional Chinese porcelain, jade, bronzes, paintings and Buddhist sculptures.   Lot 103. A peachbloom-glazed brushwasher, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2018

A 'Longquan' 'Guan'-type 'Lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 232. A 'Longquan' 'Guan'-type 'Lotus' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. the steep, rounded sides molded to the exterior with lotus petals extending from the low foot to the slightly flaring rim, covered allover in a sage-green glaze suffused with craquelure. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 12 sept. 2018, 10:30 AM
29 août 2018

A small 'Longquan' 'Guan'-type mallet vase, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 233. A small 'Longquan' 'Guan'-type mallet vase, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body tapering slightly towards the recessed base and surmounted by a tall columnar neck set with a wide everted rim, covered overall in an even grayish-celadon glaze, save for the foot ring left unglazed revealing the dark gray body. Note: See a closely related 'Longquan' Guan-type mallet vase of slightly larger size,... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2018

A small 'Guan'-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2913. A small 'Guan'-type washer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 6.7 cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 259,500 HKD (21,083 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of small squat globular form supported on a slightly tapered foot, covered overall in a thick, creamy grey glaze with a dispersed, light golden crackle, the footring with a dark brown slip, the base inscribed with the four-character seal mark in underglaze-blue Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A 'Guan'-type vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 118. A 'Guan'-type vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; length 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of rectangular section, the rounded sides rising to a flattened top pierced with five circular apertures, the sides set with a pair of molded lion masks suspending rings, covered overall with an opaque grayish-blue glaze. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

An unusual 'Guan'-type vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 115. An unusual 'Guan'-type vase, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); diameter 5 3/4 in.,14.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot Sold 194,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the spherical body with a convex base, the interior fitted with a cylindrical tube, covered inside and out with a thick and finely crackled pale blue glaze, with a six-character Yongzheng mark in underglaze-blue below the mouth. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A 'Guan'-type washer, Qing dynasty

Lot 1011. A 'Guan'-type washer, Qing dynasty. Width 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. of square section with notched corners, covered overall in a thick pale gray glaze suffused with a charcoal-gray and russet double craquelure, with a zitan cover relief carved with a shou medallion within a leiwen border (2).  Provenance: Acquired between 1970-1979, (inventory no. P161). Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 259. A large 'Guan'-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   oof archaic bronze form, the pear-shaped body of rounded rectangular section subtly molded with a raised panel on each side, rising from a short slightly splayed foot to a quatrefoil rim, set with a pair of rectangular handles, applied overall with a pale caesious-colored glaze finely streaked with a random matrix of dark gray and pale brown crackle... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 257. A large 'Guan'-type brushwasher, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of quadrilobed form, the shallow sides gently flaring to an everted rim, all supported on four ruyi-head feet, covered overall in a rich pale blue-gray glaze suffused throughout with a network of widely spaced dark gray crackles, the base inscribed with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue, fitted wood stand (2). Length 9 7/8  in,... [Lire la suite]