26 mars 2020

A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3194. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 17.2 cm, 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a low slightly tapered foot, boldly carved with a peony scroll covering the exterior, the foot encircled with a key-fret band, the interior with a similar composite floral scroll encircling a chrysanthemum roundel, the glaze of a rich olive-grey tone. ... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2020

A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century

Lot 109. A fine silver-inlaid brass bowl, Persia, 14th century; 11cm. height; 25cm. diam. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely inlaid with silver, incised with benedictory words around the body against scrolling foliage, interspersed with roundels containing a geometric star with further abstract and foliate designs, the interior engraved with fish and ducks swimming around a sun, two old collector's labels 'Sotheby's' and '173' and '166'. Provenance: Christie’s London, 20... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2020

A large polychrome figure of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th century

Lot 6. A large polychrome figure of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high, 32 in. (81.2 cm.) wide. Estimate 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 11,950. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Seated in padmasana with right hand raised in vitarka mudra and left hand resting on his knee, wearing a crown of green leaves over blue hair and with downcast eyes set with glass pupils, a brown robe with red lining draped about his shoulders and patterned... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century

Lot 2. An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century; 8½ in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,000 - GBP 4,000. Price realised GBP 3,824. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior with a striding dragon and cloud-scrolls, the interior impressed with a dragon in a medallion and freely decorated around the well with lotus sprays, all under an even grey-green bubble-suffused glaze. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics & Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3502. A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 687,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The hollow circular bowl is detailed on the exterior with a band of sword pommel scrolls carved through alternate layers of cinnabar-red, green, yellow, and black lacquer. The design is repeated on both sides of the tray and again on the slightly splayed foot. The interior... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2019

An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century

Lot 141. An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century; together with a pair of lacquer-gilt thrones, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; figures 40 cm, 15¾ in.,bases 19 x 36 x 25,7 cm, 7½ by 14⅛ by 10⅛ in. Estimate:  500,000 - 700,000 EUR. Lot sold: 552,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'un représentant Avalokiteshvara assis en maharajalilasana, sa main gauche en avakasha mudra et sa main... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2019

A large celadon Longquan dish, China, Yuan-Ming dynasties, 14th century

Lot 55. A  large celadon Longquan dish, China, Yuan-Ming dynasties, 14th century. Diamètre: 34 cm. (13 3/8 in.). Estimate 5,000 - EUR 7,000. Price realised EUR 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 De forme circulaire, la bordure aplatie, la partie centrale est rehaussée d'un puissant dragon moulé en léger relief. L'aile est ornée d'un décor incisé de pétales à l'extérieur et de volutes à l'intérieur. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 267. Christie's. Art... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 315. An unusual blue and white 'prawn and flower' ewer, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000. Lot Sold 687,500 HKD (87,828 USD). © Sotheby's. the globular body set with a double-spout opposite a 'prawn' appliqué, painted with floral scrolls between stylised leaves and lappet bands.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
24 septembre 2019

A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 676. A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'lion' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Crisply carved through the thick lacquer to depict two Buddhistic lions divided by a ribboned brocade ball all amidst lingzhi sprigs reserved on a ground of cash-coins, repeated on the raised border, the reverse with a fluid swirling classic scroll border, the black base lightly incised... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2019

A rare massive 'Longquan' celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1519. A rare massive 'Longquan' celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 61.7cm., 24 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,887,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of unusually large size, the well crisply moulded with sixteen barbed panels rounding to a sharply everted and lipped rim of conforming shape, deftly carved on the interior with a flower head encircled by a scrolling lotus meander, surrounded by the bajixiang at the sides, each of the emblems... [Lire la suite]