20 septembre 2017

A large 'Dehua' dish, 17th century

Lot 827. A large 'Dehua' dish, 17th century. Diameter 11 5/8  in., 29.6 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. © Sotheby's. robustly potted, the shallow rounded sides thinning towards the rim, supported on a short foot, covered overall with an even creamy-white glaze, wood stand (2). Provenance: Frank Caro & Co., New York, 4th January 1985, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
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01 septembre 2017

A pair of huanghuali rectangular side tables, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 954. A pair of huanghuali rectangular side tables, banzhuo, 17th century; 34 1/8 in. (86.7 cm.) high, 38 ¾ in. (98.4 cm.) wide, 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each table has a single floating panel set within the rectangular frame, above a narrow waist and shaped, beaded aprons. The cusped aprons are finely carved with confronting chilong. The legs of square section are joined by beaded humpback stretchers.  Provenance: Zen... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2017

A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century

Lot 951. A huanghuali rectangular corner-leg side table, banzhuo, 17th century, 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high, 42 ¼ in. (107.3 cm.) wide, 22 ¾ in. (57.9 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The single floating panel top is set in the rectangular frame above a narrow waist and plain apron. The legs are of square section joined by humpback stretchers and terminate in hoof feet.  Provenance: Chan Shing Kee, Hong Kong, October 2007. Property from The Nancy... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Tea caddy in shape of bucket with handle, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Tea caddy in shape of bucket with handle, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century, Jingdezhen Ware. High 8.8 Bore size 6.5 Bottom diameter 5.5. Gift of Mr. Matsushige Hirota, TG 2601 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum.
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12 août 2017

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century

Large Safavid blue and white charger, Iran, 17th century, 51.5cm diameter © Amir Mohtashemi Ltd. This large and monumental pottery charger is of shallow circular form and is painted in a greyish-cobalt blue glaze on a white ground. The dish is centrally decorated with eight-lotus flowers standing in a vase. The rim is widely painted with alternating panels of various trees and flowers including stylised pine trees, chrysantheums and lotus flowers. The style of this dish was heavily influenced by Chinese Kraak porcelain... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2017

A large white stoneware 'Phoenix' conical bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 338. A large white stoneware 'Phoenix' conical bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 300— 500 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep flaring sides springing from a short tapering narrow foot, moulded to the interior in relief with a large phoenix amidst peony and bamboo, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze, the rim copper bound. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 481.. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2017

A kneeling prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century

Lot 52. A Kneeling Prince, Bukhara, Late 16th century and Mughal India, 17th century. Estimate £30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince kneels in a landscape wearing gold embroidered robes with a series of daggers tucked into his belt, a falcon perches on his right arm, laid down between blue and cream borders and gold, black and white rules on wide gold-speckled blue borders, a later owner's stamp in the lower... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2017

An Armenian gemset and enamelled reliquary, Ottoman Turkey, 17th century

Lot 197. An Armenian gemset and enamelled reliquary, Ottoman Turkey, 17th century. Estimate £7,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The pendant of ogival form with cusped edges, decorated in openwork with a pronounced cross with rosette centre and trefoil edges, two split palmettes emerging from the bottom and two pomegranates in the upper interstices, simple leafy scrolls decorated with white, green and blue enamels in between, the reverse with a central... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2017

A rare Indian mother-of-pearl and red lac casket, 17th Century, Gujarat, India

A rare Indian mother-of-pearl and red lac casket, 17th Century, Gujarat, India. © Symbolic & Chase The small rectangular-shaped brass chest applied with lobed mother-of-pearl sections within contours of rectangular-shaped plaques, embellished with six Indian foliate motifs in red lac, the vaulted lid similarly-applied, opening to reveal an interior entirely composed of mother-of-pearl, upon sculpted feet, 17th Century, Gujarat, India.  With some later restoration. Price on... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2017

A rare huanghuali square corner-leg table, fangzhuo, late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 4074. A rare huanghuali square corner-leg table, fangzhuo, late Ming dynasty, 17th century, 34 1/4 in. (86.7 cm.) high x 38 3/8 in. (97.6 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,940,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The square three-panel top is set within the square frame with a thumb-grooved edge supported on cylindrical legs. The legs are joined beneath the short waist by beaded shaped aprons carved with interlocking scrolls and extending to flanged... [Lire la suite]