11 novembre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, 14th-15th century

Lot 72. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus' dish, 14th-15th century. 35.5cm (14in) diam. (2). Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £5,625 (€6,365). Photo: Bonhams. Robustly potted with shallow rounded sides, the interior boldly carved with a single lotus spray within a double line medallion, covered overall in a lustrous sea-green glaze, a wide unglazed ring on the base burnt orange-brown, wood stand. Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese Taliani de Marchio (1887 - 1968), Grand Officer of the Italian... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus scroll' barbed-rim dish, 14th-15th century

Lot 71. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'lotus scroll' barbed-rim dish, 14th-15th century. 37cm (14 1/2in) diam. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £6,250 (€7,072). Photo: Bonhams.  The body with lobed rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a broad everted barbed rim, finely carved on the interior with a double-line medallion enclosing two blossoming lotus issuing from leafy tendrils, the lobed cavetto with leafy scrolls mirrored on the exterior, covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for an unglazed... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A large and carved moulded Longquan celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 12. A large and carved moulded Longquan celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. 19 ¾. in. (50.2. cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,244 - USD 7,866). Price realised GBP 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 This heavy potted dish is moulded with shallow ribbed sides imitating open petals and is incised to the interior with a stylised diaper ground. Each side of the well is carved with lotus blossoms and scrolling sprays. The glaze is of a rich... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A rare Longquan celadon-glazed carved and moulded pomegranate-form vase, shiliu zun, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 10. A rare Longquan celadon-glazed carved and moulded pomegranate-form vase, shiliu zun, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,665 - USD 26,220). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated to the body with four alternating panels enclosing lychee branches and lotus blooms above a lappet band at the base. The shoulder is carved with a band of circular blooms, and the ribbed neck is carved with a lotus scroll beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A Longquan celadon-glazed barbed rim bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 6. A Longquan celadon-glazed barbed rim bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,555 - USD 10,488). Price realised GBP 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The heavily potted bowl is decorated to the interior with a carved roundel enclosing a leafy lotus spray. The interior and exterior of the moulded ribbed walls are carved with upright lotus sprays. The bowl is covered overall with a rich celadon-green glaze save for an unglazed... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A Vietnamese olive-yellow glaze bowl, 14th-15th century

Lot 174. A Vietnamese olive-yellow glaze bowl, 14th-15th century, from a group of five assorted Chinese and Vietnamese bowls and dishes, Tang dynasty and later. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Sold for $2,860 © Freeman’s Comprising a Changsha bowl, Tang Dynasty, decorated with stylized scrollwork; a small Chinese white ware floriform small bowl, probably Song Dynasty; a cream and grey-blue decorated circular dish, probably south Chinese; a Vietnamese green-glazed floriform bowl, 14th century; a Vietnamese... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

A carved Longquan celadon baluster vase, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1176. A carved Longquan celadon baluster vase, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 15 7/8 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The tall, heavily potted, slender vase is carved with leafy chrysanthemum scroll, beneath a band of sawtooth design on the canted shoulder, and a line border around the short, straight neck. The whole is covered in a glaze of rich olive-green color suffused with crackle. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Ti-Tsun Li... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2017

A Longquan celadon tripod bulb bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1563. A Longquan celadon tripod bulb bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The compressed body is raised on three curved mask supports and carved around the sides with the Eight Trigrams (bagua) between bands of bosses. The whole is covered in a glaze of rich sea-green color, revealing the burnt-red body in the center decorated with a molded flower medallion, wood stand.  ... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2017

A Longquan celadon carved jar, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1559. A Longquan celadon carved jar, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 13 in. (33 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 23,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The rounded sides are carved as petals bound by a bowstring band, and the bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the foot and onto the base to the edge of an unglazed circle burnt brick-red in the firing, wood cover with jade finial.  Note: The same... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2017

A Longquan celadon shrine of the South Sea Guanyin, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1550. A Longquan celadon shrine of the South Sea Guanyin, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The figure of Guanyin is left in the biscuit and shown seated on a cloth-draped ledge within a grotto framed by vertical outcroppings of rocks and scrolling clouds that rise towards further clouds and the moon above, while two acolytes are shown standing below.  Note : The South Sea Guanyin is a... [Lire la suite]