22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep pinkish-purple, draining away from the mouth rim and... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1618. A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The thick-walled shrine of ovoid shape is raised on a domed base and has an hexagonal 'tile' roof surmounted by a double-gourd rising from a lotus. An opening cut into one side has a protruding shelf at the bottom, an overhang with applied scroll decoration above, and a loop to one side to fasten a door. The whole is covered with a glaze of... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

Christie's announces the Asian Art Week auctions

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 14-26. This season presents nine auctions featuring over 1,000 objects from all epochs and categories of Asian art spanning Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to contemporary Indian painting. The week is headlined by the landmark collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, the namesakes of the Asian Art Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and celebrated philanthropists of New York. The... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2019

A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century

Lot 2794. A set of three gilt-bronze Daoist deities, 14th-15th century. The largest: 9.2 cm., 3 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 596,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 representing the Sanqing ('Three Purities'), each figure finely cast seated with legs crossed in meditation, dressed in long flowing robes finely incised with floral borders and a vajra at the seat, gazing forward with a serene expression framed by elongated earlobes suspending loop earrings, the... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2019

A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 2536. A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Price Realized HK$800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The sturdily potted circular bowl is supported on three ruyi feet, the rounded sides decorated with two rows of evenly spaced 'drum-nail' bosses, one within a pair of raised bands between the rim, the other above the feet, covered in pale lavender glaze suffused with areas of purple... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2019

A Longquan celadon charger, 14th-15th century

Lot 883. A Longquan celadon charger, 14th-15th century. Diameter 30 cm. Estimated price €3.000 - €5.000. Result: €4.000. © Lempertz. With foliate rim, decorated to the centre with incised flower and leaf motif and scrolling foliage and floral pattern around the lobed cavetto, all covered with a green glaze except for an unglazed ring to base burnt reddish during firing. Lempertz. Asiatische Kunst, 08.12.2018, 13:00, Köln
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09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 469. A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; height 12 3/8 in.; 31.4 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Lot sold $21,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low, waisted foot and rising to a slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth, the broad register around the body carved in openwork with two resplendent peony blossoms issuing from scrolling foliate stems, the petals and stems molded in relief and incised with naturalistic veins, all... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 14th-15th century

Lot 191. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 14th-15th century; 22.8cm., 9in. Estimate 12,000 - 16,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms raised in vitarkamudra holding a bell and a vajra respectively, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded jewels, the benevolent face surmounted by an elaborate headdress. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 06 nov.... [Lire la suite]
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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]