19 février 2019

The “Luck of Yunnan”. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century

Lot 813. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 1,935,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall, slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarkamudra and left held in varadamudra, the long hair drawn up into a tall coiffure (jatamukuta) bound by a band and elaborately dressed in twisted cords... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 742. A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate $8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized $15,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The deep, rounded body is covered with a glaze of rich milky blue tone thinning to mushroom on the rim, and a circle on the interior is left unglazed.. Provenance: Cleveland Museum of Art; Christie's New York, 21 September 2000, lot 288 (part). Note: Compare the Junyao bowl of similar form included in the... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century

Sitting boy, Song dynasty (960–1279), 12th century. Pottery with slip. H. 12 in. (30.5 cm); W. 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm); D. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Wt. 2 lb. (0.9 kg). Lent by Dorothy Tapper Goldman Collection. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This plump male child is a rare example of secular figural sculpture from the Song dynasty. It was made at a moment when Song sculpture reached a pinnacle of naturalism. Song historical texts and archaeological discoveries indicate that this type of pottery doll (nihai’er),... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2018

A Dingyao bowl, China, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 53. A Dingyao bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century. D. : 16,3 cm (6 1/2 in.). Estimate: €800 - €1,200 (US$903 - US$1,355). Invendu. © Artcurial. En forme de fleur épanouie, la bordure lobée, reposant sur un petit pied. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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09 décembre 2018

A Jian 'hare's fur' bowl, China, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 52. A Jian 'hare's fur' bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century. D. : 10,7 cm (4 1/4 in.). Estimate: €400 - €600 (US$451 - US$677). Vendu 520 €. © Artcurial. Tronconique, la bordure légèrement évasée, reposant sur un petit pied et recouvert d'une glaçure brune et bleu nuit imitant la fourrure de lièvre ; deux petits éclats restaurés. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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05 octobre 2018

A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 3686. A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 28.6 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate: 3,000,000-5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,720,000 HKD (474,523 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on a shaped base with a band of pendent lotus petals below a frieze of studs, the figure depicted with the right hand raised and the left resting on the knee in bhumishparsha mudra, rendered draped over the left shoulder with loose garment, revealing the right shoulder and arm,... [Lire la suite]

15 septembre 2018

A Korean celadon fluted vase, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1321. A Korean celadon fluted vase, Goryeo dynasty, 12th century; 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Of yuhuchunping-form, the vase is molded with multiple vertical ribs which are marked at intervals with pairs of horizontal incisions in imitation of bamboo. The exterior is covered with a crackled, pale greyish-green glaze that pools to a bluish tone in the recesses, and the unglazed base is burnt to a... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2018

A Yaozhou conical bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1290. A Yaozhou conical bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The deep, slightly rounded conical sides are applied on the interior with six slender ribs of slip that define six petals, and the bowl is covered inside and out with an olive-green glaze that thins on the ribs. Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A Yaozhou conical bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1288. A Yaozhou conical bowl, Song dynasty, 12th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly rounded, widely flared sides are subtly lobed as six petals that rise to the notched rim and are covered inside and out with a glaze of greyish-olive color. Provenance: Dries Blitz, 5 November 1998.Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018 ... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2018

A large carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1286. A large carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The slightly rounded, widely flared sides are well carved on the interior with two leafy, flowering peony stems bearing two large blossoms and a third smaller blossom in between, the design ending at the plain area below the rim, and the exterior is freely carved with curved lines suggesting large blossoms. The bowl is covered overall with a glaze of greyish-olive... [Lire la suite]