28 novembre 2015

A rare 'numbered four' Jun bracket-lobed narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare 'numbered four' Jun bracket-lobed narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$ 5,000,000 – HK$7,000,000 ($648,180 - $907,452). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides of the bowl are evenly moulded into six petal lobes rising to an everted, conforming lobed mouth rim, resting on three ruyi-shaped feet. The exterior and interior are covered with a milky lavender-blue glaze thinning to mushroom on the raised edges and some 'worm trail'. The base is covered with a brown wash... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

A rare 'number six' Jun zun-shaped vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare 'number six' Jun zun-shaped vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$ 4,000,000 – HK$6,000,000 ($518,544 - $777,816). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is sturdily potted in the form of an archaic bronze zun vessel with heavy flanges on four sides. The body is supported on a spalyed foot, surmounted by a wide trumpet neck. It is applied all over with a thick milky lavender-blue glaze suffused with purplish mottling, thinning to a greenish-brown colour at the rims.... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2015

A 'Longquan' Celadon Mallet Vase, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

A 'Longquan' Celadon Mallet Vase, Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Estimate 40,000 — 50,000 HKD (4,532 - 5,665 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a cylindrical body encircled by a shallow ridge around the centre, supported on a recessed base and surmounted by a columnar neck flanked by a pair of phoenix head handles, all below a wide everted mouthrim, covered overall in an even sea-green glaze suffused with wide crackles falling just above a neatly cut footrim - 15.7 cm., 6 1/8... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2015

A small Longquan celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, ding, 14th-15th century

A small Longquan celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, ding, 14th-15th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 17,000). Photo Bonhams. The compressed globular body rising on three cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green colour, with a Japanese Meiji period silver cover finely decorated with openwork reticulated designs, Japanese wood box. 7.3cm (2 7/8in) diam. (3).  Compare a similar Longquan... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2015

A carved Longquan celadon  'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A carved Longquan celadon 'phoenix-tail' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The vase is freely carved on the tapering body with lotus scroll above a petal-lappet border. The tall, flared cylindrical neck is carved with additional lotus scroll beneath raised ribs on the trumpet-form mouth. The vase is covered overall with a glaze of pale olive-green color. 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high, wood stand, Japanese double wood box Note: A similar Longquan... [Lire la suite]
05 septembre 2015

A rare Longquan celadon figure of Puxian seated on an elephant,Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A rare Longquan celadon figure of Puxian seated on an elephant,Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $7,000 – $9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. uxian, the bodhisattva of Universal Goodness, is shown seated on a lotus socle supported on the back of an elephant, and holding a lotus stem that supports a book over the right shoulder. The unglazed face, chest and hands, and the eyes of the elephant are of brick-red color. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high Notes: A similar Longquan celadon figure of... [Lire la suite]


05 septembre 2015

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The tapering sides are raised on three cabriole legs and carved in relief with the Eight Trigrams. The exterior is covered with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the rim into the unglazed interior, and over to the lower edge onto the base around an unglazed circle. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam., Japanese gilt-silver cover, Japanese wood box Provenance: Private collection,... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2015

A Longquan celadon deep dish, 14th-15th century

A Longquan celadon deep dish, 14th-15th century. Estimate : US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,500). Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted with a raised edge to the foliate rim and slightly recessed ribs along the curving interior and exterior walls, the floor of the well stamped with an indistinct roundel within an incised double band, the olive green glaze covering all surfaces except for a russet-burnt ring on the recessed base also etched in Arabic with the name of an owner partially reading Ravy. 13 3/8in (34cm)... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2015

A large Longquan celadon charger. Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century

A large Longquan celadon charger. Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate €12.000 - €15.000. Photo courtesy Lempertz 1845 A large Longquan celadon charger, decorated to the centre with an incised peony spray, the wide deep sides with cash-trellis pattern, all covered with a green glaze except for an unglazed ring to base burnt reddish during firing. Diameter 42 cm Provenance: Collection Senta Wollheim, no. SW OA 199 Literature: Compare: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2015

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved 'peony' dish, 14th-15th century

A large Longquan celadon-glazed carved 'peony' dish, 14th-15th century. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. The broad shallow dish heavily potted and incised with three peony blossoms on foliate scrolls under the rim encircling the slightly domed but unembellished central medallion, the exterior also plain, all covered with a rich green glaze pooling to a darker tone in the recesses. 45.6cm (18in) diam. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND... [Lire la suite]