11 septembre 2016

A large black and red lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1252. A large black and red lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The exterior is carved through the black lacquer to the red lacquer ground with four figural scenes set in landscapes, all between a petal border below and a diaper border above. The interior and foot are covered in black lacquer. 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) diam. Note: This large bowl is comparable in shape and size to a red lacquer bowl (25.3 cm. diam.) carved... [Lire la suite]
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11 septembre 2016

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

Lot 1251. A carved red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Both the cover and box are well carved with leafy, fruiting branches, each fruit finely carved with a different diaper pattern and all on a floret-diaper ground. The interior is covered in black lacquer. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Private collection, Toyama, circa 1960s. Note: A red lacquer box and cover of similar size (7.9 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A small blue and white, faceted jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 831. A small blue and white, faceted jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each broad side is decorated with ducks in a lotus pond, separated by narrow panels of lotus scroll, all between further decorative borders aound the shoulder and foot. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1917 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2016

A large blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 67. A large blue and white vase, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimation 1 000 € - 1 500 €. Photo Artcurial GRAND VASE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC, CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIe SIÈCLE  La panse ovoïde, décorée de sept sages dans une forêt de bambous (Zhu Lin Qi Xian), l'épaulement orné de cartouches de fruits sur fond géométrique, la base, de pétales stylisés - H. : 41,5 cm (16 ¼ in.)   Art d'Asie, le 21 Juin 2016 à 14h00, ARTCURIAL, 75008 PARIS (FRANCE)
07 juin 2016

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

Lot 532. A greyish-white glazed bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate: 1,500 EUR - 2,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz Height 5.3 cmProvenance: Hugh M. Moss Ltd. (paper label) Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian Art. Jun 10, 2016 10:00 CEST - Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST
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04 juin 2016

A rare Dehua figure of seated Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century, impressed He Chaozong mark

Lot 3324. A rare Dehua figure of seated Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century, impressed He Chaozong mark. Estimate HK$1,000,000 - HK$1,500,000 ($129,337 - $194,006). Price Realized HK$2,680,000 ($346,517). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The figure is superbly potted seated on a woven mat with voluminous robes gathered closely around him, with only his chest and one foot exposed, his eyes closed in meditation. The back is impressed with a double gourd-shaped He Chaozong seal mark. 9 in. (22.8 cm.)... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed 'luduan' incense burner and cover, 16th century

Lot 57. A Longquan celadon-glazed 'luduan' incense burner and cover, 16th century. Sold for £3,125 (€3,998). Photo: Sotheby's. The mythical beast standing four-square with a bulbous body intricately incised with scales and flames, the cover shaped as the animal's head with bulging eyes, a single horn, mouth agape and flowing mane below the chin, covered overall with a lustrous green glaze, Japanese wood box. 13cm (5 1/8in) high (3). Bonhams. AUCTION 23237: FINE CHINESE ART, LONDON, NEW BOND... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

A rare cinnabar lacquer ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 276. A rare cinnabar lacquer  ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, carved to the exterior with mythical beasts striding amongst cresting waves and jagged rocks above a keyfret band, the interior lined with silvered metal; 11.8 cm, 4 5/8 in. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
11 mai 2016

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

Lot 50. A cinnabar lacquer stationery box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of large rectangular form, the flat upper surface with two wasps among flowering chrysanthemum blooms issuing from a large garden rock on a riverbank, two cranes perched on the opposite side with two butterflies in flight above, all against a diapered ground, the sides deftly carved through the layers with flowering peony, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A blue and white ‘qilin’ dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 244. A blue and white ‘qilin’ dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,108 - 7,663 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, freely painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a galloping qilin, encircled by four detached grape vines below a trellis band, the exterior similarly decorated with a  lotus scroll; 35.8 cm, 14 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM