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]
21 mars 2018

A fine Longquan celadon bowl, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 2279. A fine Longquan celadon bowl, Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The bowl is sturdily potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim. The interior is incised with a stylised floral spray to the centre within a medallion. It is covered overall with a thick lustrous glaze of sea-green tone, the base revealing the biscuit body burnt orange during the... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

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

Lot 2282. A Longquan celadon floriform bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 1/16 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The bowl is potted with rounded sides tapering towards the everted barbed rim and raised on a tapering foot. The exterior is carved with upright lappets below a chevron band, and the interior with a single lotus sprig, encircled by further lotus scroll on the cavetto. It is covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Si Satchanalai Bowl with Carved Lotus Petals, 14th-15th century, Thailand

 Si Satchanalai Bowl with Carved Lotus Petals, 14th-15th century, Thailand. Diameter: 23.2cm © Zetterquist Galleries. A large, deep stoneware bowl with flared mouth-rim and sitting on a straight, thickly potted foot. The interior cavetto is carved with large lotus petals having combed detailing. The inside center is carved with a top-down view of a lotus flower. The entire piece is covered with a finely crackled blue-green glaze, which ends just above the foot, revealing a pale stoneware body fired to... [Lire la suite]