21 juin 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 560. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 30,000 -- 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body divided into three lobes, each with a shaped cartouche enclosing diaper pattern, set to the rim with a pair of rope-twist handles, pierced silver cover  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017

18 juin 2017

A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed tripod incense burner censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 385. A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed tripod incense burner censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body divided into three lobes, each with a shaped cartouche enclosing diaper pattern, set to the rim with a pair of rope-twist handles, pierced silver cover Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
21 mai 2017

"A New Light on Bernard Berenson: Persian Paintings from Villa I Tatti" on view at Harvard Art Museums

Chess versus Backgammon, illustrated folio from an Anthology of Persian Treatises, Afghanistan, Herat, Timurid period, 1427. Ink, colors, silver, and gold on paper. Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence. Photo: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- This focused exhibition features illustrated Persian manuscripts and detached folios that were collected in the early 20th century... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3185. A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,686 - USD 64,478). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is of ovoid form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a short neck. The globular sides brilliantly painted with two lively five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst clouds and above a border crashing waves. All between a ruyi-head collar filling with lotus sprigs... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3184. A carved Longquan celadon 'dragon' ewer, early Ming dynasty, 15th century, 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high, gilt wood cover, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,791 - USD 38,686). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is carved around the body with a scaly four-clawed dragon striding through cloud scrolls, and a wavy border above the foot, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze with the exception of the foot ring.  Christie's. The Imperial Sale /... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3181. A Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 4 in. (10.3 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. EstimateHKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000 (USD 51,582 - USD 77,373) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vessel is potted with a compressed form with a pair of stylized fish-form handles. It is supported on a small straight foot. The censer is covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Sekido Family (Sokaken) Collection, NagoyaA Japanese private collection, Nagoya, formed in the first half of... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 179. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 15.3 cm, 6 in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. cast seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus pedestal, with both hands crossed in prajnalinganabhinayamudra clasping avajra and ghanta, wearing an eight-leaf crown enclosing the high scrolling chignon set with a cintamani finial, the meditative face framed by large wheel-shaped... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2017

A Ge-type glazed jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 120. A Ge-type glazed jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,288 - USD 15,432) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The jar is glazed overall with a greenish-grey glaze suffused with two layers of crackle, one thick and dark, the other thin and golden, jinsitiexian, meaning gold floss and iron thread. The base with a diamond-shaped area left unglazed. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 193. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,927) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The metal-bodied box and cover are each carved with a peony blossom in the centre amidst smaller blooms and leaves. The interiors are applied with brown lacquer. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3049. A 'Longquan' celadon bamboo-neck vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate: HKD200,000 - HKD300,000 (24,332 - 36,499 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, sweeping up to a wide everted rim, the exterior applied with horizontal fillets simulating bamboo, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze save for the footring fired to buff-orange - 25.1 cm, 9 7/8  in. Provenance: A Japanese private... [Lire la suite]