30 juin 2020

A massive Longquan celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 115. A massive Longquan celadon-glazed tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Hauteur du brûle-parfum: 24 cm. (9 ½ in.) ; hauteur totale: 43 cm. (16 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 8,000 (USD 5,662 - USD 9,059). Price realised EUR 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Il est de forme cylindrique et repose sur trois larges courts pieds. Le pourtour est délicatement décoré d'un décor incisé de grandes fleurs épanouies dans des rinceaux feuillagés. Le couvercle est... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century

Lot 3271. A magnificent and extremely rare large cloisonné enamel 'dragon' jar and cover, 15th-16th century; 20 7/8 in. (53 cm.) high. Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,500,000 . Price Realized $2,517,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The heavy jar with high shoulder is finely decorated on the body with two ferocious, scaly, red five-clawed dragons striding amidst multi-colored scrolling clouds above cresting green waves and below a petal band, all against a light turquoise-blue ground. The domed cover is... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2020

A 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3767. A 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6.9 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD (7,903 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of circular section, the cover deeply carved through layers of alternating black and cinnabar-red lacquer with five swirling guri pommels each conjoined to ruyi shaped scrolls all laid out around a central point, the box carved with ruyi motifs, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 305. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a rectangular foot to a waisted neck and garlic mouth, brightly decorated to each face against a turquoise ground with a quatrefoil ruyi medallion surrounded by meandering lotus scrolls above a lappet band, all below a keyfret band, the garlic mouth with blooming... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A gilt copper alloy figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 79. A gilt copper alloy figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 16cm (6 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000-4,000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 14,304). © Bonhams. The deity seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with both hands crossed before his chest holding a vajra and ghanta, wearing a beaded dothi and various jewellery inset with hardstones, the face with elongated eyes and a raised urna, the hair highlighted in blue and topped with a conical finial surrounding a foliate tiara. Provenance: the Jeannette... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 4029. A very rare gold brocade rank badge of a qilin, buzi, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) square. Estimate 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.   Made for an imperial noble. The square badge is woven with gold thread on a midnight blue satin ground with a crouching muscular qilin, with dragon head, scaly body and hoofed legs. The beast partially resting on a rocky outcrop above rolling and cresting waves.... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2020

A magnificent and exceptionally large gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3060. A magnificent and exceptionally large gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 94 cm., 37 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 20,820,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of superlative casting and finish, the high-backed near-life-sized figure emanating power and spiritual energy in its naturalistic proportions, the massive figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a waisted pedestal encircled by two tiers of elaborate lotus lappets between... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2020

A rare large copper-red-decorated 'fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1364. A rare large copper-red-decorated 'fish' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 With shallow sides rising to the copper-bound rim, painted in deep shades of underglaze copper red on the exterior with three fish reserved against the pale blue-toned white glaze that also covers the interior and slightly convex base, the foot ring burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Lawrence Sickman. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon drum-shaped garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1315. A Longquan celadon drum-shaped garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The sides carved with a broad frieze of winged dragons and phoenixes amdist undulating peony scroll set between further bands of foliate meander, the slightly domed top carved with a phoenix in flight amidst peony scroll, covered all over in a glaze of sea-green tone stopping above the... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 434. A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 4.8cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the cover decorated with a floral spray and bamboo issuing from rocks, encircled at the sides with meandering floral scrolls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 7 November 2012