18 août 2019

Back on Blanc-de-Chine & Dehua, 17th-18th century sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 665. A Blanc-de-Chine shallow circular brush washer or narcissus bowl, 17th-18th century; 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. With shallow sides, the lower rim cut with three arched notches, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory color, the flat base unglazed, two wood stands, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s. Lot 666. A Dehua censer, 17th-18th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.2... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2019

A small molded Dehua tripod censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 723. A small molded Dehua tripod censer, 17th-18th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The compressed globular body is raised on three curved feet and flanked by a pair of scroll-form handles, and the vessel is covered overall with a creamy white glaze. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

An unusual small molded Dehua water pot, 17th-18th century

Lot 722. An unusual small molded Dehua water pot, 17th-18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The vessel has a compressed globular body applied on the sides with alternating archaistic dragon roundels and scrolls, and is covered overall with an even white glaze of pale ivory tone. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1925.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on rhinoceros horn objects sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 316. A rhinoceros horn archaistic libation cup, 17th-18th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 79,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved around the sides with a raised archaistic band of taotie masks separated and divided by notched flanges finely carved with different diaper motifs, above a band of pendent blades and below a band of key fret at the rim which is repeated inside the rim, the openwork handle formed by a... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 56. A large rhinoceros horn full-tip cup, 17th-18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The long tapering horn carved in high relief and openwork with 'The Three Friends', pine, prunus and bamboo, leading up to three scholars standing on cloud scrolls and rockwork beside a deer and crane, below the cup section detailed with peach and further bamboo, the horn of a warm honey tone shading to dark brown at... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 59. A finely carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) long.  Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 79,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of open flower form, the exterior carved with a continuous scene of squirrels clambering amongst grape vines, the interior with a further squirrel and grapes, all supported on a gnarled vine branch encircling the foot and extending to the rim to form the handle, wood stand. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Buffalo head' rhyton, 17th-18th century

Lot 58. A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Buffalo head' rhyton, 17th-18th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The vessel with thick walls, the exterior finely and naturalistically carved in the form of a buffalo's head with short horns and pierced nostrils, the horn of a warm honey tone. Note: Compare the very similar 'buffalo head' rhyton from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The Avery Brundage... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A rare large Dehua relief-decorated jardinière, 17th-18th century

Lot 715. A rare large Dehua relief-decorated jardinière, 17th-18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The exterior of the vessel is decorated in relief with birds amidst various blossoming flowers and rock formations, and the base is pierced with a conjoined cash design. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud... [Lire la suite]
13 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century

Lot 1329. A gold-splashed bronze bombé tripod censer and stand, 17th-18th century; 6 5/8 in. (17.2 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The censer with shallow compressed body and two angular loop handles, the base cast with a Xuande six-character mark within a rectangle, the censer and stand with irregular splashes of gold. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A gold-splashed bronze bombé censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 1315. A gold-splashed bronze bombé censer, 17th-18th century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) across handles. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 46,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With a pair of simplified dragon-scroll handles, the base cast with a Xuande two-character seal mark, the exterior and base liberally splashed with gold. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza