18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century

Lot 283. A cloisonné enamel hu-form vase, 16th-17th century. Height 13¼ in., 33.7 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Betty Killam, Chester, Connecticut, 1978.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

13 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Christie's London, 10 May 2011

A large cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) high. Sold for GBP 22,500 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 135. © Christie's 2022 The globular body with waisted neck and tall spreading foot, the decorative motifs divided into horizontal registers, the main decorative band with classic lotus scrolls repeated around the foot, below a band of flowering and fruiting sprays detailed with a butterfly and a band of grapes hanging from curling vines, mounted... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2022

A cloisonné enamel ewer, China, 16th-17th century

Lot 176. A cloisonné enamel ewer, China, 16th-17th century; height 44.5 cm. Sold for CHF 61 300 (Estimate CHF 3 000 / 9 000 - € 5 610 / 8 410). © Koller Magpies, stylised lotus and chrysanthemum on turquoise ground. Some restorations. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China. Zürich, 30 November 2021
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30 décembre 2021

A blue-glazed 'garlic-mouth vase, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-Early 17th century

Lot 46. A blue-glazed 'garlic-mouth vase, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-Early 17th century; 7 1⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Price realised USD 4,000 (Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, 1980. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021
20 novembre 2021

A pale green jade 'north star' brush washer, 16th-17th century

Lot 232. A pale green jade 'north star' brush washer, 16th-17th century; 10.5cm (4 1/8in) long.. Sold for £ 22,750 (€ 27,106) (Est: £1,500 - £2,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of tapering square form, carved in openwork relief to one side with Kuixing, the Star Lord, forming the handle of the dipper, a scarf billowing about his body, the tapering square vessel divided by a central strap, the stone of pale green tone with faint mottled grey inclusions, set on a recessed square base. Note: Kuixing (魁星), sometimes... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2021

A blue and white lotus ewer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 851. A blue and white lotus ewer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped ewer is decorated in shades of underglaze blue with seven bands of various motifs, including lotus scroll and galloping horses. The spout emerges from the open mouth of a mythical beast, and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. Provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut, 1980s-90s. ... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2021

Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 908. Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.The larger 66 ¾ in. (169.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,158,000. © Christie's 2021 Both figures are powerfully cast with expressive faces set in a grimace, and are shown standing with feet apart and firmly planted on a separate rockwork base. One figure is shown wearing a tall scholar’s cap and a loose robe with long sleeves that fall in heavy folds below... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A Rare black and cinnabar tixi lacquer rectangular low table, kang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 198. A Rare black and cinnabar tixi lacquer rectangular low table, kang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 21in (53.3cm) wide, Japanese box. Estimate US$ 4,000 - US$ 7,000. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,482). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The top carved with a mixed design of classic jiuhuan and scrolls, the deep V-shaped channels with numerous elegant pommel scrolls symmetrically interspersed with further scrolling designs, all above a very narrow waist and short shaped apron with further scrolls... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 195. A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 5 3/8in (13.7cm) diameter, box. Estimate US$ 2,000 - US$ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,275 (€ 1,088). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with figural garden scenes at the center below plain cavetto's, the reverse sides with red-lacquered basket-weave design, the bases painted in black lacquer, the scenes include the first Tang emperor, Gaozu, shooting arrows at a peacock screen; two farmers... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'bird and peony' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 191. A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'bird and peony' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8 1/2in (21.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - US$ 5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Carved in low relief to a yellow-brown ground with a long-tailed bird amidst peony sprays coiling around the stem of the brush, the cover with further peony sprays, each bordered with key-pattern bands, the ends of the brush and cover with a single prunus flower head. Property from... [Lire la suite]