04 septembre 2017

A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1183. A rare iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century, 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated predominantly in iron red and green with small touches of yellow and turquoise glaze, the upper register with two pairs of four-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst ruyi-form clouds and above waves crashing against rocks, and the lower register with two phoenixes with long,... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

A Vietnamese blue and white "Flower" circular dish, 16th century

Lot 183. A Vietnamese blue and white "Flower" circular dish, 16th century. D: 9 1/4 in., 23.5cm. Est: $800 - $1,200 © Freeman’s Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins. Acquired from KenSoon Asiatic Art Pte Ltd., Singapore, Feburary 7th, 2009.   FREEMAN’S, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, 10:00 AM EST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US
30 août 2017

A Vietnamese blue and white circular "Duck and Bamboo" dish, 16th century

Lot 180. A Vietnamese blue and white circular "Duck and Bamboo" dish, 16th century. D: 9 1/4 in., 23.5cm. Est: $1,500 - $2,500. © Freeman’s Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord and Pamela Watkins. Acquired from KenSoon Asiatic Art Pte Ltd., Singapore, May 4th 2007. FREEMAN’S, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, 10:00 AM EST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, US
14 août 2017

Bowl with floral scroll design in overglaze enamels, Ming Dynasty, 16th century, Daming mark

Bowl with floral scroll design in overglaze enamels, Ming Dynasty, 16th century, Daming mark. Jingdezhen Ware. H. 11.6, mouth D. 27.6, bottom D. 13.8. Important Art Object. Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke, TG1286 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
08 août 2017

A rare pair of fahua weiqi boxes and covers, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1561. A rare pair of fahua weiqi boxes and covers, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 9,375 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 Each bulbous jar is molded on the exterior as six petals covered in a purplish-blue glaze and applied with turquoise-glazed beaded garlands suspended from monster masks on the shoulder below a lobed collar with inner bead border encircling the mouth. The similarly glazed cover is surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2017

An unusual small Longquan celadon censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1551. An unusual small Longquan celadon censer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 23,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The square censer is decorated on the sides with floral sprigs and is supported on the shoulders of four kneeling human figures, raised on an integral openwork base. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion seated with its left paw resting on a beribboned brocade ball. The whole is covered in a... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

A hessonite garnet, ruby and diamond cameo ring

A hessonite garnet, ruby and diamond cameo ring, cameo mid 16th century, Venice, habillé with rubies and diamonds 18th century © Symbolic & Chase £95,000. Please enquire here. Description and Commentary by Diana Scarisbrick. The gold ring, designed as a plain hoop expanding to shoulders supporting the bezel mounted with a hessonite garnet cameo head of a man wearing a diamond and ruby turban-like cap and a ruby and diamond collar. Cameo mid 16th century, Venice, habillé with rubies and diamonds 18th century.... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3216. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 22 cm., 8 5/8  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s. the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one carrying a qin (zither) and another resting next to a plant, their attendants standing nearby, one making tea and another holding a... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

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

Lot 3876. A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 175,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The cylindrical shaft well-carved in high relief with leafy prunus branches bearing blossoms and buds, the cover similarly carved with the addition of a cricket on a stalk of millet, all reserved on intricate diaper framed by keyfret bands, the ends of the cover and shaft with... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

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

Lot 4188. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 62,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cylindrical shaft is carved with four quatrefoil panels enclosing figures including Shoulao relaxing in landscapes, below a band comprising four of the Babao, Eight Treasures, and below a register of upright lappets. The cover is similarly decorated with two landscape panels and a band of four of... [Lire la suite]