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]

23 septembre 2021

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

Lot 190. A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'Official' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 1/4in (28.2cm) long overall. Estimate US$ 2,500 - US$ 4,500. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Extremely well carved in deep dense relief in a continuous scenes around the stem and cover with a group of birds with out-stretched wings amidst peony sprays, the decoration mirrored on the cover and each bordered with key-pattern and diaper cell bands, the brush further carved... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2021

A blue and white 'deer and cranes' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 418. A blue and white 'deer and cranes' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diamètre: 32 cm. (12 5⁄8 in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price Realised EUR 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Private European collection, assembled in the 1980s and 1990s by the current vendor's father, then by descent within the family. Note: The bowl is decorated with an auspicious design as both cranes and deer are symbolic of longevity. Christie's. Art of Asia,... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamels sold at Sotheby's Paris, 10 juin 2021

Lot 173. A gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel 'Lion' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; H. 22.2 cm, 8¾ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 EUR. Lot sold: 7,560 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. depicting four multi-coloured Buddhist lions frolicking among auspicious items and vying for beribboned brocade balls, above four celestial horses galloping on a wavy sea and beneath a band of white-ground lappets and ruyi borders encircling the shoulder, the neck decorated... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2021

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer large dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 107. A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer large dish, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Largeur: 40,5 cm. (16 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Il est de forme octogonale aux bords polylobés. Le centre est orné d'une scène de pavillon agrémentée de personnages à l'intérieur et sur la terrasse sous les arbres, le ciel est chargé de nuages en volutes. Les bords sont ornés de huit cartouches polylobés, chacun abritant une... [Lire la suite]