06 avril 2020

A fine and magnificent peacock-feather-glazed moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period

Lot 1305. A fine and magnificent peacock-feather-glazed moonflask, bianhu, Qianlong incised six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/2 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate 8,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price Realized HKD 19,720,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006.  Well potted with a flattened ovoid body rising to a slender cylindrical neck set with a pair of ruyi-shaped loop handles, the upper and lower body with slightly raised bands, covered overall... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2020

A large grey-green jade archaistic vase, bianhu, Jiaqing inscribed fanggu six-character and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 3620. A large grey-green jade archaistic vase, bianhu, Jiaqing inscribed fanggu six-character and of the period (1796-1820); 13 5/8in. (34.6cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price Realized HKD 920,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Of flattened pear shape, well carved in low relief with taotie masks reserved on a leiwen band between borders of whorl motifs and cross-hatching, with a band of ruyi heads below and a band of pendent blades... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2020

A copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1257. A copper-inlaid bronze wine vessel and cover, bianhu, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 12¼ in. (31.1cm) high and wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 242,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The flattened sides raised on a spreading rectangular pedestal foot and cast in relief with panels of tight abstract curl patterns arranged in five registers and bordered by bands of copper inlay, the narrow sides similarly decorated and applied with taotie mask... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2020

A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century

Lot 1480. A bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty, 2nd century BC-AD 2nd century; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The flattened oval body is raised on a spreading rectangular foot, and the curve of the sides is accentuated by shallow recessed panels that flank the pair of loops applied to the narrow sides. The slightly domed cover has a deep inner rim and a loop in the center. There is mottled pale olive-brown and... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2019

A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 4. A Chinese bronze ritual wine vessel, bianhu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 12 ¼ in. (31 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 2,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Of oval form, applied to the shoulders with a pair of animal-mask handles suspending loose rings, the cover with a ring finial. Provenance: The Marcel and Chantal Gerbe Collection, Switzerland, assembled in the 1970s and 1980s.Purchased from the above in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by the current owner... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2019

A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 33.  A bronze wine vessel, bianhu, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 5,687 (€ 6,640). Photo Bonhams. Of compressed oval form, set on a tapering foot, the sides with taotie mask and loose-ring handles, with recessed panels curving down the body.    Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: John J. Studzinski, C. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019

14 novembre 2019

A rare and large blue and white 'peony' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century

Lot 108.  A rare and large blue and white 'peony' moonflask, bianhu, 18th century; 44.5cm (17.2in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 43,812 (€ 51,157). Photo: Bonhams. The circular body rising from a splayed oval foot to a short cylindrical neck, the convex sides of the flattened body meticulously painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue and enhanced by simulated 'heaping and piling' effect with large blooming peony heads borne on dense leafy scrolls, the sides similarly decorated with... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1630. A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The flattened spherical body is raised on a quatrefoil foot and is decorated on each side with a central recess enclosing a flower head surrounded by two pairs of lions playing amidst flames, babao and the ribbons trailing from two further flower heads, all within a line border and an outer field of peony scroll. The... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c

Bianhu, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, circa 5th-3rd centuries BC. Ritual bronze fermented beverages vessel. H 36.5 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Sow, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BC. Gray earthenware. H 24 x W 46 cm. © Galerie Christian Deydier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 22c. Fat lady, China, Tang dynasty (618-907). Earthenware with green, orange, black and red pigments. H 38 cm. © Galerie Christian... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2018

A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handled 'moon' flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark and period

Lot 70. A fine and very rare iron-red and underglaze blue-decorated two-handled 'moon' flask, Bianhu, Qianlong sealmark in underglaze blue, and of the period (1736-1795). H. 35,4 cm. Estimate 300,000-500,000 €. Lot sold 550,000 €. © Nagel Auktionen the moonflask is supported on an obliquely-cut broad foot-rim, enclosing a countersunk oval base with a cylindrical neck everted at the rounded lip, flanked by iron-red and gilt confronted archaistic dragons, each with a lingzhi fungus gripped... [Lire la suite]