14 décembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'Buddhist Lion' water sprinkler, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 85. A rare blue and white 'Buddhist Lion' water sprinkler, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 22 cm, 8⅝ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 EUR. Lot sold: 32,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. la panse globulaire reposant sur un pied élargi, peinte de trois lions bouddhistes, surmontée de trois frises stylisées et florales, l'épaulement garni de six anses tubulaires réunies en partie supérieure en un col élargi. Note: Two sprinklers of this very rare shape, both similarly decorated with three buddhist lions... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2019

A blue and white vase, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 2. A blue and white vase, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; 22,7 cm, 9 in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 7,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. à la panse peinte d'une frise de rinceaux fleuris entre une frise de pétales stylisés sur le pied et d'une frise en forme de ruyi à décor alterné de bouquets fleuris et de nuées en partie supérieure. Collection Particulière Française Provenance: Sotheby's, Los Angeles, 2nd November 1981, lot 315. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century

  Lot 4. A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 10,158. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 The body freely incised with a striding five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls above a band of lotus petals around the base, covered in a white glaze pooling darker in the decoration to emphasise the design, rim polished. Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 329. ... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

A blue and white incense burner, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 336. A blue and white incense burner, Ming dynasty, 16th century; d. 20.7 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 50,000 HKD (6,388 USD). © Sotheby's. with a cylindrical body divided on the exterior with three main bands decorated with lobed cartouches enclosing lança characters, all above a scrollwork band encircling the foot and interrupted with mythical beast masks. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 141. A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 13.2 cm, 5 1/5 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, the cover carved with a scholar and his attendant travelling towards a pavilion amidst lush vegetation and jagged rocks, all reserved against a diaper ground and undulating lines, the sides carved with alternating scenes of scholars and various floral blooms, the interiors and base lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3393. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8 5/8 in. (22.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  Of circular form, the cover is carved in relief through the layers of lacquer with fruiting lychee branches among other fruits, all reserved against a ground of diaper pattern. The box is similarly decorated around the side with the interiors and base in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3390. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The rectangular cover is carved with a swallow perched on a flowering apricot branch amidst apricot blossoms, the sides of the cover and box carved with further apricot flowers and leaves, all against a diamond-diaper ground enclosing florettes. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 97. A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 ¾ in.(9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,810 - USD 19,215). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The deep bowl is carved with four large long-tailed birds amongst flower sprays and pomegranate, all on a diaper pattern and below a key fret band to the mouth rim. The stem with splayed foot is similarly decorated with further flower sprays. The interior is lined with metal.= Note: With its dark... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 695. A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 89,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The top surface of the cover is carved in deep relief with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior lacquered black (some restoration), box. ... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

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

Lot 315. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 7/8  in., 22.6 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the corpulent jovial figure cast seated and at ease, holding a small attribute in the proper left hand, the rotund belly protruding from a loosely draped robe with chased lotus meander borders secured at the waist with a tasseled belt, raised on a rounded cushion, supported on a floral... [Lire la suite]