04 octobre 2018

A finely reticulated and carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3447. A finely reticulated and carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 15.7 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate: 800,000-1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the lustrously patinated variegated brown conically shaped horn carved with a deep U-shaped vessel modelled in the form of a large furled lotus leaf with an undulating rim, depicted borne on a stem surrounded by gnarled leafy stalks issuing budding magnolia blooms, lychees and a... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2018

A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 46. A blue and white ‘Sea creatures’ cup, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, 17th century; 3 in. (7.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,681 - USD 10,242). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
19 septembre 2018

A 'Dehua' 'Chilong' vase, 17th century

Lot 1030. A 'Dehua' 'Chilong' vase, 17th century. Height 8 1/8 in., 20.6 cm. Estimate: 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Sold Price: 6,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender baluster-form body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck and galleried rim, and applied sinuous chilong winding around the neck, covered in a lustrous white glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 15 Sep 2018
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19 septembre 2018

A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century

Lot 1425. A small celadon jade 'Chilong' cup, 17th century. Width 3 1/8 in., 8 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 3,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved in openwork with three chilong clambering on the sides, each detailed with a curling furcated tail, the stone of a grayish celadon color with cloudy-white inclusions. Provenance: Collection of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990).E & J Frankel, New York, 9th April 2007. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2018

A standing figure of Amida Buddha, Momoyama (1573-1615) or Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century

Lot 1186. A standing figure of Amida Buddha, Momoyama (1573-1615) or Edo period (1615-1868), 17th century; 38 1/4in (97.ccm) high (figure only). Estimate $15,000 - 25,000. Sold for US$ 20,000 (€ 17,110). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The figure shown standing with his hands in a mudra representing one of the nine levels of re-birth (kubon), the robes loosely draped across the torso and hanging at the sleeves, eyes, and urna inlaid in crystal or colored stone, with a later wood stand. Bonhams. FINE... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century

Lot 1345. A rare blue and white 'Mandarin duck' ewer, 17th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The ewer is made in the shape of two side-by side mandarin ducks, one with head curved back behind one end of the spotted handle to rest behind the raised neck of its mate. Their necks, wings and tails are detailed with feathers, and the sides of their bodies are delicately decorated with lotus plants and water weeds as if they are swimming in a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 290. A 'huanghuali' continuous yokeback armchair, nanguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 48 in., 121.9 cm; Width 23 3/4  in., 60.3 cm; Depth 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Sold Price: 200,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with an elegantly arched crestrail flattened in the center and curving down to join the slightly backward sloping rear posts continuing through the frame to form the back legs, and a well-figured wide rectangular S-shaped splat tenoned to the underside of the... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A Dehua inscribed censer, 17th century

Lot 1347. A Dehua inscribed censer, 17th century; 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bombé body is raised on a spreading foot and inscribed on one side with a five-character inscription hua xiang ling ren you (the fragrance from flowers tranquilizes people) between the two lion-mask handles. The base is impressed with a four-character seal probably reading zun gu zhe xiang (follow the ancient tradition of... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

An inscribed Dehua bowl, 17th century

Lot 1160. An inscribed Dehua bowl, 17th century. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. This bowl is thickly potted in a rounded shape and raised on a flat, circular foot. One side incised in running script with a poetic inscription, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. Note: The poetic inscription, entitled "Cloud", can be loosely translated as "snap... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A Dehua figure of Guanyin and child, 17th century

Lot 159. A Dehua figure of Guanyin and child, 17th century; 9 1/2in (24.1 cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 6,900 - 10,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The bodhisattva dressed in flowing robes, adorned with elaborate beaded necklace and chains, the hair swept back and arranged in two plaits over the shoulders, portrayed seated with one leg crossed on a rockery seat, cradling a seated boy hold a pearl. Provenance: Collection of George C.C. HoSotheby's, New York, 16 September 2017, lot 818  ... [Lire la suite]