30 mars 2020

A rare small Qingbai phoenix-head ewer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2101. A rare small Qingbai phoenix-head ewer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The body is carved with eight vertical lobes that rise to a short ribbed neck surmounted by a phoenix head with incised eyes and feathers. Attached to the body is a strap handle and a short curved spout. The ewer is covered overall in a glaze of pale blue tone, wood... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2020

A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century

Lot 64. A Kashan lustre pottery star tile, Persia, 13th-14th Century; 21.5 cm. diameter. Estimate: £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,300 - 5,400). Courtesy Bonhams. with eight points, decorated in cobalt blue and a brownish gold lustre on a cream ground with a central lotus surrounded by cartouches containing foliate motifs, the border with a band of inscription.  Note: Inscriptions: the opening couplets from Firdawsi's Shahnameh including two couplets which are not in the accepted edition. The... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2020

A rare Longquan Guan-type cup, 13th-14th century

Lot 1342. A rare Longquan Guan-type cup, 13th-14th century; 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With rounded sides supported on a ring foot, one side applied with a loop handle surmounted by a shaped thumb rest, covered all over in a crackled greenish-brown glaze.  Exhibited: Selections from the William and Winifred Corbin Collection of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, Portland Art Museum, 1 - 29 March... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2020

A rare Longquan Guan-type shallow dish, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1354. A rare Longquan Guan-type shallow dish, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of shallow form, carved around the exterior with a band of petals, above the low foot rim, covered all over and on the base with an icy, crackle-suffused glaze of blue-green color.  Exhibited: On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010. Note: It is possible... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1341. Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 2 5/8 and 2¾ in. (6.7 and 7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The first a zhadou of compressed form with flared rim, the second a bud-form ewer with curved spout and strap handle, both covered in a pale greyish-olive, crackle-suffused glaze stopping above the foot to expose the grey ware. (2)  Provenance: Both: Richard B.... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1983. A Longquan celadon relief-decorated tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century ; 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The deep upright sides raised on three cabriole legs and decorated around the sides in relief with a continuous lotus scroll bearing four blossoms on the leafy, tendril-like stem, the exterior covered with a glaze of sea-green tone that continues over the... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2020

A very rare gilt-bronze figure of Lu Dongbin, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1635. A very rare gilt-bronze figure of Lu Dongbin, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 182,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Shown seated and dressed in long robes tied at the waist and falling in loose folds to the tops of his shoes with upturned ends, holding a rolled scroll in his left hand and a fan aloft in his right, with a sheathed sword slung over his shoulder, and a small double-gourd... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2020

A rare white jade-inset zitan small table screen; jade plaque, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, zitan screen, 18th-19th cent

Lot 1406. A rare white jade-inset zitan small table screen; jade plaque, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, zitan screen, 18th-19th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The rectangular reticulated plaque finely and deeply carved with a banana plant, flanked by a rooster standing on pierced rocks on one side and a hen and two chicks pecking at the ground on the other side, set into... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2020

A rare brown lacquer petal-lobed box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1470. A rare brown lacquer petal-lobed box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The cover has a flat top surrounded by thirteen rounded lobes that curve downwards to the upright sides, and the box is of similar shape and raised a thin foot of corresponding outline. The exterior is covered in reddish-brown lacquer, and the interior with an olive-brown lacquer, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A small Longquan celadon 'Twin fish' dish, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1275. A small Longquan celadon 'Twin fish' dish, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 4 5/8 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The rounded sides that rise from the tapering foot to the everted rim are carved on the exterior with a band of upright petals, and the center of the interior is relief-decorated with two small fish, all under a glaze of sea-green color that also covers the interior... [Lire la suite]