29 mars 2016

A small Longquan celadon screen-form incense holder, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 95. A small Longquan celadon screen-form incense holder, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Estimate HK$60,000 – HK$80,000 ($7,772 - $10,362). Price realised HKD 81,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Moulded in the form of a miniature rectangular table screen with a seated monk on one side, the other side with a columnar tube for the placement of incense sticks, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of the foot, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2016

A large and rare Longquan celadon-glazed dish with lobed rim, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 8082. A large and rare Longquan celadon-glazed dish with lobed rim, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,600). Photo: Bonhams. Thickly potted and of shallow concave shape, with fluted walls curving up to a wide, everted rim, molded with elegant bracket lobes, surrounding a plain, circular well, covered all over in a thick, light, olive-green glaze, the underside with an unglazed ring burnt orange from firing. 18 1/2in (47cm) diameter Notes: Longquan... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Presentation dish, Vietnam, Trân dynasty, 14th-15th c., stoneware with white and green lead glazes, Vietnam, private collection.
28 novembre 2015

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

Lot 2812. A rare 'numbered four' Jun bracket-lobed narcissus bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HK$ 5,000,000 – HK$7,000,000 ($648,180 - $907,452). Price realised HKD 5,080,000. © 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... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2015

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

Lot 2811. A rare 'number six' Jun zun-shaped vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HK$ 4,000,000 – HK$6,000,000 ($518,544 - $777,816). Price realised HKD 4,600,000. © 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... [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]