15 septembre 2021

Chinese Scholarship Art from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

Lot 739. A small bronze recumbent goat-form water dropper, Ming-Qing dynasty; 3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's 2021 The water dropper is cast in the form of a goat with its legs tucked under the body. The back of the head has a small circular aperture.  Provenance: Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 1969.Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Lot 740. A silver-inlaid bronze mythical beast-form water wash and brush rest, Ming-Early Qing... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2019

A small purple-glazed bottle vase and a Fahua ‘dragon’ bottle vase, 16th-18th century

Lot 34. A small purple-glazed bottle vase and a Fahua ‘dragon’ bottle vase, 16th-18th century. Larger: 9 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,846 - USD 6,411). Price realised HKD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.  Provenance: Bottle vase: The Helen D. Ling Collection‘Dragon’ vase: Acquired in Indonesia. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

A fine and rare rhinoceros horn stemcup, late Ming-early Qing, 16th-18th Century

Lot 385. A fine and rare rhinoceros horn stemcup, late Ming-early Qing, 16th-18th Century; 4 in., 10 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the horn progressing from a slightly mottled dark chocolate and honey tone to an outstanding golden russet hue, finely shaped and tapered to walls of superb translucency, the small goblet of flared U-shape, slightly thicker at the rounded bottom of the well but tapering finely to the crisp rim, the horn-hairs... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2018

A group of Damascus underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Syria, 16th-18th Century

Lot 189. A group of Damascus underglaze-painted pottery tiles, Syria, 16th-18th Century; the largest 27 x 24 cm. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £ 3,750 (€ 4,275). © Bonhams 2001-2018 each variously decorated in cobalt blue, manganese, turquoise and green with black outline on white grounds, the first with a pool flanked by floral sprays; the second with a partial ewer filled with repeat cloud motifs; the third with a partial ewer flanked by floral sprays, the lower border with a frieze of foliate... [Lire la suite]
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