06 juillet 2020

A large polychrome-enameled 'Swatow' 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot New York, 24 June 2020. A large polychrome-enameled 'Swatow' 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 15¼ in., 38.7 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2006. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian Art, New York, 24 June 2020

20 juin 2020

A pair of blue and white vases, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 11. A pair of blue and white vases, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 16th century;  Hauteur 16,3 cm, height 6⅜ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 13,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. chacun à la panse étroite s'élargissant vers un épaulement arrondi aux bords légèrement évasés, décorée sur le pourtour d'une frise de lotus feuillagés (2). Collection L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) Provenance: Christie's London, 10th June 1996, lot 85.  Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

An Iznik Pottery Dish, Turkey, 16th Century

Lot 101. An Iznik Pottery Dish, Turkey, 16th Century; 29 cm. diam. Estimate: £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,700). Courtesy Bonhams. of shallow rounded form on short foot, decorated in raised red, cobalt-blue and green with black outline on a white background with a central lobed medallion, filled with an interlace of split palmettes, the medallion terminating in trefoil motifs, flanked by two branches of hyacinths, issuing from a leafy tuft, the border with rock and wave design, the reverse with a band of floral... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

A red lacquer recessed-leg wine table, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 5031. A red lacquer recessed-leg wine table, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 87.8 by 106.8 by 66.8 cm, 34 1/2  by 42 by 26 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 50,000 HKD (5,916 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the frame top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward and ending in a thin band, resting atop a curvilinear apron set flush with the tapering legs in... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5121. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century; 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 75,000 HKD (8,874 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender bodhisattva finely carved standing in an elegant posture in tribhanga atop a double-lotus pedestal, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand lowered each holding the stem of the lotus blossoming at his shoulder, adorned with long flowing... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2020

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

Lot 342. A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8cm, 3 1/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat cover carved through the rich layers of red lacquer depicting a pair of phoenix surrounded by pairs of birds in a landscape with rocks, pine trees and lotus, the box similarly decorated with three deer sheltered beneath a wutong tree in a garden, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer ‘Boys’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 341. A cinnabar lacquer ‘Boys’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7.8cm., 3in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat cover carved through the rich layers of red lacquer with three boys flying a kite in a garden landscape, the sides and the box encircled by keyfret bands, lacquered black to the interior and base. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015
03 mai 2020

A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 306. A rare cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17cm., 6 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a gilt oval foot to a cylindrical neck with lipped rim, flanked by a pair of gilt ruyi handles, the exterior brightly decorated on each face with a coiled dragon amongst large lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy stems, all reserved on a mottled white ground. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A large Fahua 'Lotus and egret' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 289. A large Fahua 'Lotus and egret' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century; the porcelain: 33.7cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP (20,908 — 27,878 EUR). Lot Sold 18,750  GBP (26,136 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded shoulders tapering to a gently spreading foot, surmounted by a short neck with a lipped rim, boldly decorated in yellow, green, aubergine and turquoise enamel against a dark blue ground, depicting egrets in flight above and wading through a lotus... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2020

A white jade 'chilong' cup and a spinach jade cup stand, the cup Ming dynasty, 16th century, the cup stand later

Lot 248. A white jade 'chilong' cup and a spinach jade cup stand, the cup Ming dynasty, 16th century, the cup stand later. The cup: 3 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) across the handles. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is crisply carved with a pair of handles formed as two chilong clambering up the steep rounded sides with their forelegs and heads raised above the rim of the cup. The semi-translucent stone is of a creamy-white tone.... [Lire la suite]