23 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

  Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate $60,000 - $80,000). © Sotheby's 2022 The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2022

A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century

Lot 116. A very rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze tripod incense burner, ding, 15th century; 21.5cm (8 7/16cm) high. Sold for £88,500 (Estimate £60,000-£80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The robustly cast body of globular form supported on three short legs, exterior brightly enamelled in yellow, white, red, and dark blue with large lotus blossoms in two registers amidst leafy scrolls, repeated along the neck, the gilt-bronze rim applied with a pair of flaring upright handles with similar design, all... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2022

A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 235. A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 5⅞ in., 14.9 cm; fitted rattan case (2). Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Suichikudo, Tokyo, 1989.  Note:  White-glazed stem bowls such as the present piece were produced during the Ming dynasty under the Yongle Emperor's reign for imperial ceremonial use. Such stem bowls were used in mourning ceremonies that Yongle conducted for his predecessor, the Hongwu Emperor,... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2022

A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 232. A large carved ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Unsold (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property of a Gentleman. Provenance: Collection of Heber R. Bishop (1840-1902). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
28 juillet 2022

A blue and white garlic-mouth 'figural' pear-shaped vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 602. A blue and white garlic-mouth 'figural' pear-shaped vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Hauteur : 31 cm. (12 1⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 8,190 (Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The R.J.S. Collection. Provenance: Acquired on the French art market, Paris, 26 September 1980. Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 6 july 2022
26 juillet 2022

A Shigaraki storage jar, Muromachi period, 15th century

Lot 1. A Shigaraki storage jar, Muromachi period, 15th century; reddish stoneware oviform storage jar with dripped natural ash green glaze, numerous encrustations and kiln occlusions; fitted wood storage box; 46 cm., 18⅛ in. high (the jar); 52 x 43 x 43 cm., 20½ x 17 x 17 in. (the fitted wood storage box). Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 18,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an Important Private Collection. Provenance: London Gallery, Tokyo. Note: Renowned for the... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2021

A rare blue and white 'fish' water dropper, Vietnam, 15th century

Lot 3128. A rare blue and white 'fish' water dropper, Vietnam, 15th century; 7.5 cm. Lot sold: 10,080 HKD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection. Note: The late 15th and early 16th centuries were a golden age for Vietnamese ceramics. When the Chinese empire had banned the export of its own country's ceramics, the Vietnamese hastened to meet the demand in the regional market.  The magnitude of the trades has been... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2021

A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu, 15th century

Lot 4. A very rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, chaoguanlu 15th century; 32.8cm (12 7/8in) wide. Estimate HK$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000 (€ 170,000 - 200,000). Sold for HK$ 3,502,500 (€ 397,984). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical body sturdily cast in circular form, raised on three ruyi-shaped feet to an everted rim, flanked by a pair of upright scroll handles, brightly enamelled around the external sides with a scrolling multi-coloured lotus band against a turquoise... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2021

A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century

Lot 209. A rare cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner, 15th century; 11.1cm (4 1/2in) diam. Sold for £ 47,750 (€ 56,486). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of curved cylindrical form supported on three legs, expertly enamelled around the exterior with large lotus blooms in yellow, white and purple borne on leafy scrolls, all on a dark lapis-blue ground, the mouth with a further floral band on an emerald-green ground. Provenance: Mrs Gret Hasler (1895-1971), Winterthur, Switzerland, and thence by... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 163. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a central medallion enclosing a diaper pattern, encircled by composite floral scrolls at the cavetto, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring exposing the burnt orange clay body. Property of a Georgia Private... [Lire la suite]