06 octobre 2018

An Incised White-Glazed ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty ,14th-15th Century

Lot 3416. An Incised White-Glazed ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty ,14th-15th Century. D 27 cm. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 165,914 - 229,727). Lot sold HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,078). © Poly Auction. Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland. Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol.2, no.649. Poly Hong Kong. Inheritance - A Selection Of Important Chinese Art From The Ever Concord, 2 october... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Seated Shakyamuni, Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3309. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Seated Shakyamuni, Yuan or Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 38.1 cm. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 127,619 - 191,429). Lot sold HKD 14,160,000 (USD 1,807,085). © Poly Auction. The majestic deity is superbly cast seated in dhyanasana with his hands in bhumisparsa mudra, wearing an intricately executed robe over his left shoulder with folding. The robe gathered in cascading folds at the shoulder and at his ankles, his rounded face with... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3215. An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. L 45cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 229,714 - 357,333). Sold price HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,063). © Poly Auction. Well cast in two sections as a recumbent goose with slender, hollow-cast neck extended forward, the bill open as if the bird is honking and for the release of vapor, with a small ruyi motif cast in relief between the eyes and with small curled feathers at the corner of the eyes and... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seat, zuodun, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 245. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed garden seat, zuodun, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Height 14 1/2  in., 36.9 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's of tapering barrel form, the sides boldly carved with four reserves, each enclosing a flowering peony plant growing from leafy scrolling stems on a combed ground, separated vertically by curved bands of diaper pattern, set between two rows of spring-molded florets and further bands of freely incised foliate meander, the slightly domed top... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 228. A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 57,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The face well-modelled with a gentle expression and covered in gold lacquer, the arched eyebrows detailed in black and the mouth and urna in red, the hair dressed in tight curls painted blue and greenish-blue surrounding a rounded usnisa also covered in gold... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 289. A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 21,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Thickly potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior carved with a scaly four-clawed dragon racing through clouds, the center of the interior impressed with a dragon roundel below lotus meander carved in the well, covered allover with a soft olive-green glaze, an... [Lire la suite]

24 juillet 2018

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 209. A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 10 3/4 in. (27.5 cm. ) diam. Estimate : GBP 1,500 - 2,500. Price Realised: GBP 4375.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The interior of the dish is decorated with a large moulded and incised lotus bloom, surrounded by further stylised floral sprays and leafy sprigs. The everted rim is of foliate form and the dish is supported on a short, slightly tapered foot. Provenance: Private Belgian Collection.  Christie’s. The Art of China:... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3816. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Well potted with generously rounded shoulders, the convex base encircled by an unglazed foot burnt a russet color, the lotus leaf-form cover with partially upturned rim applied with a small stem-like knop, the glaze of bright blue-green tone. Note: Longquan celadon jars... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

A Longquan celadon figure of Manjushri seated on a lion, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 70. A Longquan celadon figure of Manjushri seated on a lion, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Hauteur: 22,5 cm. (8 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000 (USD 7,088 - USD 9,451). Price realised EUR 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Il est représenté assis sur son lion, sa main gauche tenait à l'origine son attribut. Il porte une écharpe ondulée laissant apparaitre son torse nu et une jupe souple nouée à la taille . Les yeux sont mi-clos, son visage est empreint d'une expression... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon jar, guan, 14th-15th century

Lot 344. A 'Longquan' celadon jar, guan, 14th-15th century; 32 cm, 12 1/2  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short broad neck, carved around the exterior with a chrysanthemum scroll and covered overall in a pale celadon glaze. Literature: U. Wiesner, Seladon Swatow Blauweiss/Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Koln, 1983, pl. 35. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale:... [Lire la suite]