06 août 2019

A small carved tixi lacquer cup, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1081. A small carved tixi lacquer cup, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 2¾ in. (6.1 cm). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The cup is crisply carved on the exterior with a band of four ruyi heads, exposing the intricate red and black layers of the lacquer. The base has a three-petal whorl design. The interior is covered in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 1027. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 9½ in. (23.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, with hands indharmachakra mudra, each hand holding the ends of a lotus stem that extends up the arms to the shoulders, and wearing a dhoti folded over at the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449)

Lot 1025. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, probably Zhengtong period (1436-1449); 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva Guanyin is shown seated in rajalilasana holding in each hand a slender stem of lotus that rises to the shoulders, and is richly dressed in an elaborately decorateddhoti, a goat pelt wrapped around the torso and the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A carved Longquan celadon jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3223. A carved Longquan celadon jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 14 1/8 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 he well-potted, globular body is carved with vertical panels of composite floral scroll above a band of upright petals. The cover is carved with a similar foliate pattern, and is surmounted by a bud-form finial. The jar is covered in a glaze of pale greenish-grey tone, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A carved Longquan celadon deep bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3222. A carved Longquan celadon deep bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is freely carved to the exterior with scrolling flowers. The interior is carved with a central floral medallion, surrounded by lotuses interspersed with flower sprays. The bowl is covered overall in a rich bubble-suffused glaze of sea-green tone, cover, Japanese wood box.  ... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A large carved and moulded Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3221. A large carved and moulded Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 350,000. Price Realized HKD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The compressed censer is supported on three animal-mask supports, and is carved freely with a diaper pattern between two narrow registers of flower-head-form bosses. The censer is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of the unglazed centRE and... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

A very rare Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3219. A very rare Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 600,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is potted with a compressed globular body, and is flanked by a pair of dragon-form ring handles, which end just below the flared mouth rim. The vessel is covered overall in a rich glaze of pale green tone, silk wrapper, cover, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

A rare small white-glazed incised dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 914. A rare small white-glazed incised dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The brush washer has shallow rounded sides that rise to a flat, everted rim, which is finely incised on the top and underside with bands of lotus meander, and a band of classic scroll is incised above the ring foot. The interior and exterior are covered with a pale aqua blue glaze, perhaps in imitation... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Tara, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 98. A gilt-bronze figure of Tara, Tibet, 15th century; 18.2cm., 7 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in lalitasana on a double lotus base, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left hand raised to the chest, each holding curved leafy stems, dressed in a dhoti embellished with beaded jewellery, crowned with a tiara in front of the high chignon. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2019

Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art at London Art Week, 2019

England, Nottingham, Relief with the Adoration of the Magi, 15th century. Alabaster, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 39 x W. 24.8 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Virgin and Child, France, Mussy sur Seine (Aube), c. 1330, Limestone, with original polychrome and gilding, H. 94 x W. 32.5 x D. 22 cm, Mullany Haute Epoque Fine Art. © 2019 London Art Week.  Provenance: Private collection, France. Luis de Morales (Badajoz... [Lire la suite]