05 mars 2018

An extremely rare 'Number Ten' Jun rectangular jardinière, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 541. An extremely rare 'Number Ten' Jun rectangular jardinière, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The jardinière is thickly potted with shallow sides rising to a flat, everted rim with a raised outer edge, and is supported on four cabriole legs joined by bracket-shaped aprons. The vessel is covered overall with a pale, milky blue glaze which thins to... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2018

Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 18d

Buddha, Northern Thailand, 16th-17th century. Bronze. H 55 cm. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: French collection Musicians and garland bearers. Part of a frieze in grey schist, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century. H 13 x W 49 cm. Art Loss Register certificate. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: European collection since the 1980s. Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 14th-15th century. Distemper on cloth, 87 x 72 cm. © Renaud... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Two green glazed shallow bowls with impressed decoration and spur marks, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century

Lot 881. Two green glazed shallow bowls with impressed decoration and spur marks, Trần -Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century; 6 7/8 and 7 1/8in (17.4 and 18.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€680 - 1,000). Sold for US$ 437 (€369). Photo: Bonhams.   The well of the first bowl impressed with a central flower head and squared spiral bands separating flower head and leaf scrolls from raised lotus petals below the rim with five spur marks in the dark leaf green glaze that continues... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Two ceramics with iron oxide decoration, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century

Lot 878. Two ceramics with iron oxide decoration, Trần-Lê dynasties, 14th-15th century; 6 5/8 and 8 1/2in (17 and 21.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€850 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 400 (€337). Photo: Bonhams.   The first a bowl loosely painted with a classic scroll meander on the flared rim, a floral roundel centering the well and another flower and leaf band encircling the exterior walls, the glaze on the interior marked with five spur marks and stopping above the foot,... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A glazed beaker with raised relief and polychrome enamel decoration, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 872. A glazed beaker with raised relief and polychrome enamel decoration, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century, the enamel decoration possibly later; 5in (12.7cm) diameter, 4in (10cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,100). Sold for US$ 3,500 (€2,954). Photo: Bonhams. The exterior walls molded in subtle raised relief with vertical ribs and a line of tiny circular bosses below the rim, the glaze covering the exterior and interior with four spur marks visible on the circular floor;... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

Two green glazed bowls with unglazed stacking rings, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 866. Two green glazed bowls with unglazed stacking rings, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 1/2 and 6 1/8in (16.5 and 15.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€680 - 1,000). Sold for US$ 375 (€316). Photo: Bonhams.  The larger bowl with a cut rim and a well impressed with alternating flower heads separated by raised ribs above an unglazed stacking ring in the dark green glaze layer that continues on the exterior, stopping unevenly above a tall foot and recessed base; the... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2017

A group of three brown glazed bowls with impressed decoration, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 865. A group of three brown glazed bowls with impressed decoration, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 1/2in and 6 3/8in (16.5 and 16cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€840 - 1,300). Sold for US$ 562 (€474). Photo: Bonhams.  Each with a delicately foliated rim and impressed decoration across the well: the first bowl showing alternating cloud and floral panels around a cloud roundel and the second bowl impressed with a lotus pod medallion surrounded by flowering plants, five... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

An iron brown-decorated bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 863. An iron brown-decorated bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Trần-Lê dynasty, 14th-15th century; 11 1/2in (29cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,400 - 5,100). Sold for US$ 2,500 (€2,110). Photo: Bonhams. Of pear form with a pale greenish tinge to the glaze layer, the flared neck painted with flaming pearls on the interior and plantain leaves on the exterior above more flaming pearls filling four lappets on the shoulder, the body inscribed with four Han-Nom characters separated by waves above a... [Lire la suite]
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]