01 avril 2018

A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century

Lot 3008. A carved wood memento mori skull, Germany, 16th century; 20.9 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 150,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. powerfully carved in the form of a human skull consisting of the cranium and upper jaws, the cadaverous face rendered being stripped of its remaining flesh with several teeth missing, covered with a monochromatic layer of brown paint. The outcome of Carbon-14 testing is consistent with the dating of this lot. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2018

A large blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 724. A large blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The deep sides are boldly decorated on the exterior with two scenes of the 'Three Friends of Winter' (prunus, pine and bamboo), the scenes divided by two tall rock formations, and with a pair of birds perched in the branches of the prunus trees, while in the center of the interior is a medallion of a hawk perched... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2018

A Kinrande ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 727. A kinrande ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The ewer has a pear-shaped body decorated in iron red, green, turquoise and black with two large tear drop-shaped panels reserved on the iron-red diaper ground, and with two peony sprig-filled quatrefoil panels, one positioned beneath the S-shaped strut that attaches the elongated spout to the waisted... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

A Ming blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 2211. A Ming blue and white tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2012 The censer of cylindrical form has the body decorated in relief with the eight trigrams below bands of floral and ruyi-shaped lappets separated by a bowstring band. Around the base is a border of floral scrolls interrupted by three lion-mask cabriole legs. The interior and base are unglazed, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 408. A white-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 thinly potted, the steep rounded sides rising from a hollow spreading foot to a flared lipped rim, applied with an even white glaze save the foot ring, wood stand (2).  From the Gerson and Judith Leiber Collection.  Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York.Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. Note: Compare a... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A 'Fahua'-type jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 93. A 'Fahua'-type jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century; height 12 7/8 in., 32.7 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 exaggerately potted of baluster form, with high swelling shoulders tapering sharply to a narrow splayed foot, surmounted by a short neck everting to a lipped rim, applied evenly with a rich blue glaze falling neatly above the foot. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T.... [Lire la suite]

08 février 2018

A parcel gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 93. A parcel gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 25.3cm., 10in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 158,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 cast seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the left hand resting beside the pendent left leg, wearing a dhoti tied on a bow at the waist and a shawl draped across the shoulders, elaborately incised with floral sprays and bordered by foliate scrolls, the bare chest adorned... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 228. A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of compressed globular form, rising from a thick foot to a short neck with a metal rim, molded in high relief around the body with a continuous scene of a lotus pond beneath a band of waves around the shoulder, all picked out in turquoise, yellow and white, reserved on a rich indigo ground, the pierced wood cover with a... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2018

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century

Stem cup, Ming dynasty, 16th Century. Porcelain painted in underglaze blue with red enamel, 4 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (11.4 × 14.6 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.55. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
26 janvier 2018

A small pair of blue and white and later red enamelled jars, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 83. A small pair of blue and white and later red enamelled jars, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 11cm., 4 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2009.  each of oblong octagonal section, the rounded sides rising to a straight rim, painted with mandarin ducks and herons on a lotus pond, below a band of ruyi at the rim and lappets above the base, the base with apocryphal Xuande mark. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Collection of Emil... [Lire la suite]