19 septembre 2019

A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 713. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vessel is decorated with a continuous landscape scene of scholars and attendants enjoying leisurely activities amidst bamboo, between ruyi-shaped panels containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets above the foot. The decoration is outlined in raised slip and picked out in pale... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 312. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 14 3/4  in., 37.4 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, with the hands in abhaya and varada mudra, the shoulders flanked by a bird and a chilug ewer borne on blossoming lotuses from vines stemming from the hands, a small Amitabha figure enclosed within... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A large carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 572. A large carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 7/16 in. (46.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Heavily potted and fluidly carved in the center with a large lotus blossom and leaf supported on curved stalks with sinuous, curling leafy tendrils above a wave ground, all contained within a combed bracket-lobed reserve, the cavetto carved with a continuous band of lotus scroll, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare Ming carved cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3087. A rare Ming carved cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm) long. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The cylindrical shaft delicately carved in deep relief with a Daoist monk holding a brush in his hand under a pine tree, his attendant holding a scroll for his master to write upon, reserved on a geometric oblong ground, the cover and the end of the brush finely decorated with... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A very rare Ming cinnabar tixi lacquer bracket-lobed lozenge-shaped tray, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3077. A very rare Ming cinnabar tixi lacquer bracket-lobed lozenge-shaped tray, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The mouth rim in the shape of eight elegant brackets with the highest points forming the four corners, the interior carved at the centre with a stylised floral bloom, surrounded by four confronted pairs of spectacle-shaped ruyi scroll, within bands of... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A tixi black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1082. A tixi black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The shallow dish is raised on a ring foot and is carved through the alternating black and red layers with a central motif of five small radiating mushroom-shaped spokes encircled by two rows of ruyi cloud scrolls, and on the exterior with xiangcao scroll, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2019

A fahua vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 917. A fahua vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is robustly potted and relief decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains suspending precious objects on the rounded shoulder, all below a ruyi-head border on the neck. The decoration is outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow, and white against a... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 386. A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure with serene facial expression and wearing a crown and ornate body jewellery inlaid in turquoise and other semi-precious stones, clad in a loosely fitting dhoti and seated in dhyanasana, his hands resting on his lap holding a kalasa, on a double lotus base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2019

A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 863. A copper-red-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6¼ and 6½ in. (16 and 16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The dish has shallow rounded sides, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of crushed-strawberry-red color that shades to mushroom on much of the exterior and below the white rim on the interior. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Together with a copper-red-glazed dish, Qianlong... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2019

A cinnabar lacquer 'Bird and Flower' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 47. A cinnabar lacquer 'Bird and Flower' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 7 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top carved through the layers of red lacquer with a magpie amongst flowering prunus, the base similarly carved, all against a diaper ground, the interiors lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 may 2016