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. 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]
23 juin 2021

Ming dynasty Longquan celadon ceramics at Lempertz, 24 june 2021

Lot 125. A large Longquan celadon charger, 15th century. Diameter 45.5 cm. Est: €800 - €1,200. Courtesy Lempertz Of saucer form, carved to the cavetto with a sketchy leaf sprig and foliage, covered with a greyish green glaze except for an unglazed ring to the base burnt brownish during firing. Provenance: Private collection, Hesse. Lot 244. A Longquan celadon stem cup, 14th-15th century. Height 10.6 cm. Est: €800 - €1,200. Courtesy Lempertz Rounded bowl with lipped rim, raised on a high splayed foot with... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2021

A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer ‘figural’ tray, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 28. A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer ‘figural’ tray, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Width 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's the shallow sides meeting at rounded corners, deeply and boldly carved in the centre with a scholar in a fenced garden ornamented with rockwork, accompanied by an attendant standing inside the pavilion with a pine tree issuing from behind, all surrounded by a border of leafy flower sprays depicting peony, gardenia, chrysanthemum and rose... [Lire la suite]