01 juin 2023

Vietnamese ceramics to be sold at Bonhams-Cornette de Saint-Cyr

Lot 45. A green-glazed stoneware vase, hu, Vietnam, Han-Viet period, 1st-3rd century. H. 25 cm. Estimate €500 - €700. © Bonhams 2001-2023 Provenance: European private collection, acquired in the 1980s. Note: Vietnam was under Chinese rule for a thousand years until the establishment of the Ngô dynasty (939), the first unified dynasty in North Vietnam. Ash-glazed pottery, such as the offered vase, was produced under the influence of the Han dynasty. Covered with a vegetable ash glaze with a high iron... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2023

A bronze basin, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 813. A bronze basin, Tang dynasty (618-907); 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 5,000 – USD 7,000. Price realised USD 3,780. © Christie's 2023 The shallow basin has steep sides with a flat base and has a smooth green patina with patches of malachite encrustation. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1999.J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 3093. Note: A bronze basin of very similar form unearthed in 1957 from a Sui dynasty tomb located in the outskirts of Xi’an, is... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2021

A small sancai-glazed basin, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1073. A small sancai-glazed basin, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13 cm . Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 126,000 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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08 mai 2021

A Yixing ‘Clair-De-Lune’ Glazed Basin, Qing Dynasty

Lot 3022. A Yixing ‘Clair-De-Lune’ Glazed Basin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). W 16cm. Estimate HKD 28,000 - 40,000 (USD 3,590 - 5,128). Sold for HKD 69,600 (USD 8,923).  © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 April 2021
15 octobre 2020

Lark Mason Associates announces Fall Sale of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works

NEW YORK, NY.- An impressive array of rare Chinese 18th century cloisonné huanghuali furniture, ancient bronzes and archaic jades headline the Lark Mason Associates’ sale of Asian, Ancient and Ethnographic Works of Art on the iGavelAuctions.com platform. “We’re delighted to offer a broad range of objects and furniture which represent China’s important contribution to the field of decorative arts,” says Lark Mason, who founded iGavel, one of the earliest online auction platforms. “Many of our items are from private... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2826. A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424); 12 13/16 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The interior of the vessel is finely painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to depict a large open-form flower, with each petal containing an auspicious emblem. The flower is encircled by a keyfret border, with the interior of the walls decorated with seven stylised... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2020

A fine and very rare cloisonné enamel basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3593. A fine and very rare cloisonné enamel basin, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21 5/8 in. (55.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of lobed hexagonal form with a lipped rim, the circular well superbly detailed in colour enamels with a scene depicting an official seated on throne with his feet resting on a footstool, all set within a pavilion with attendants kneeling at his feet and standing to one side,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2020

A fine and rare 'Jun' basin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 507. A fine and rare 'Jun' basin, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.8 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 134,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with steeply rounded, heavily potted sides rising from a slightly concave base with a thick knife-pared foot rim, covered throughout with a bubble-suffused glaze of attractive lavender-blue colour draining to a pale tone on the everted rim and pooling on the flattened center, the glaze... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1510. An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well potted with deep, slightly inturned sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and piling', on the flat base of the interior with a central floret enclosed within a roundel from which radiates... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2019

Yongzheng Monochrome sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 115. A Rare 'Archaic-Bronze'-Glazed Petal-Molded Tripod Narcissus Bowl, Yongzheng Seal Mark and Period (1723-1735); diameter 14 1/8 in., 35.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 49,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the low circular bowl with rounded sides and everted rim, molded in the form of six ribbed and barbed petals, all on a low conforming foot ring raised on three scrolling feet, the body covered with a rich opaque-brown glaze with black speckling and slight metallic sheen,... [Lire la suite]