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]

31 août 2019

A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1050. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The deep bombé-form body is raised on three cabriole legs and carved with florets within a geometric design below a band of cloud pattern on the straight neck. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of sea-green tone with the exception of the unglazed center of the interior and the protruding rounded center of the base., soft... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

A fine pair of large glazed stoneware standing figures, 16th century

Lot 106. A fine pair of large glazed stoneware standing figures, 16th century; each approximately 41 in. (104 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000. Price realised GBP 18,400. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998. Each modelled standing on a pierced hexagonal base, the lady clad in robes of yellow, deep brown and green, holding a large dish in both hands, the gentleman wearing a long green cloak and holding a folded textile, minor chips and restoration. Christie's. MING - THE AGE OF... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2019

A rare polychrome-enameled 'dragon' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 680. A rare polychrome-enameled 'dragon' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 15 1/2  in., 39.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of wide baluster form swelling generously from a slightly tapered flat base to a gently waisted short neck, the rounded sides brightly painted in red, green and yellow enamels with a wide band depicting two pairs of confronting dragons contesting a'flaming pearl' amid flame wisps and fiery cloud scroll enclosed within line borders, below a... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A rare four-tiered square lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 346. A rare four-tiered square lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 55,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The cover carved with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in an open pavilion beside a lotus pond where two ducks swim near a young attendant holding a lotus flower as he approaches the pavilion on a narrow walkway, above panels of various flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A large parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

Lot 338. A large parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 133,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The bulbous body raised on three cabriole and lion mask supports, cast around the sides with cranes flanking shou characters alternating with wan emblems positioned abovelingzhi sprigs rising from a rock and wave border, with further shou characters below each of the... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2019

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

Lot 712. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The jar is decorated on one side with two immortals greeting Shoulao, who is shown seated under a pine tree flanked by a deer and an incense stand supporting a censer. The reverse is decorated with a scene of four scholars at various pursuits amidst large pine trees, clouds and lingzhi. The shoulder is decorated... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century 

Lot 1316. A rare parcel-gilt silver pear-shaped ewer, 16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,0000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The sides chased with two ogival panels of Daoist immortals and further engraved with suspended ribbon-tied pomegranates overlaid by a stamped diaper band on the neck, the tall slender spout rising from the jaws of a dragon connected to the neck by a strut oflingzhi scroll opposite a dragon-head strut connecting the curved... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1306. A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century. The largest 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With Guanyin seated atop a large horned mythical beast raised on a lotus base, her right arm resting on her raised right knee, holding in both hands the long, winding stems of lotus flowers supporting an elixir bottle and a bird, her hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the tiered crown... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

Two rare carved red lacquer four-tiered boxes and covers, 16th century at Christie's NY 26 March 2010

 Lot 1185. A rare carved red lacquer lobed hexagonal four-tiered box and cover, 16th century; 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The cover carved with a scholar seated in a waterside pavilion as he watches ducks swimming nearby, the sides of the cover and tiers carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with chrysathemum scroll, box, cloth pouch. Prperty from the Estate of James H. Kelley. Provenance: Acquired circa... [Lire la suite]