03 octobre 2020

An enamelled biscuit figure of a recumbent water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 876. An enamelled biscuit figure of a recumbent water buffalo, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 6 in. (15.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The follow figure shown with legs tucked under the body and head raised and turned slightly. Provenance: Yamanaka Collection.The Collection of C. T. Loo, New York.C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 24 October 1957.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. ... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2020

A black, aubergine and yellow-enameled biscuit figure of a recumbent duck, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 875. A black, aubergine and yellow-enameled biscuit figure of a recumbent duck, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Well modeled with the head resting gracefully on the wing on one side. Provenance: Robert Somerville Chinese Art, Chicago, 13 March 1956.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2020

A famille noire biscuit 'Chilong' stand, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 45. A famille noire biscuit 'Chilong' stand, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 22.3cm (8 3/4in) wide. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 5,000 (€ 5,710). Photo Bonhams. The eight-lobed stand supported on four raised mythical beast feet, delicately enamelled on a rich black ground on top with two pairs of writhing chilong with bifurcated tails, clutching a lingzhi sprig in all four claws, surrounded by flower heads, with a central medallion enclosing a further flower head suspending a musical... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2019

A pair of Chinese famille rose biscuit 'crane and prunus' groups, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 113. A pair of Chinese famille rose biscuit 'crane and prunus' groups, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised 2,000 GBP . © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each modelled standing on a rocky base with beaks raised beside a prunus branch. Christie's. A South American Private Collection, London, 5 December 2019
01 octobre 2019

A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty

Lot 1763. A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty. Height 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Arthur and Sara Jo Kobacker. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, New York, 14 Sep 2019
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01 octobre 2019

An unusual celadon-glazed and biscuit shrine of Guanyin, early Ming dynasty

Lot 1766. An unusual celadon-glazed and biscuit shrine of Guanyin, early Ming dynasty. Height 9 7/8  in., 25 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 16th November 1999, lot 65. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, New York, 14 Sep 2019

21 septembre 2019

A large Longquan celadon and biscuit 'Floral' bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3614. A large Longquan celadon and biscuit 'Floral' bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 34.8 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (76,446 - 101,928 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior moulded with slender upright lotus petals below a concave band encircling the rim, the cavetto of the interior carved with an undulating leafy stem bearing three large lotus blooms, encircling an applied flower in... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2019

A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 898. A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 1/2  in., 42 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-painted and enameled in shades of green, blue and aubergine with a continuous scene of scholars in an idyllic mountainous landscape, some seated in their studios, one on horseback on a grassy bank, a pair conversing on a hill, the sky and water left in the biscuit, the shoulder with... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 861. A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6 3/8in (16.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The mad monk modeled with an expressive face, wearing an abbot's hat and monk's robe, open to expose the right arm and chest, seated on a recumbent tiger, all covered in a sea-green glaze save the areas representing the figure's flesh, burnt a reddish-brown. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, New York, 9 Sep 2019
05 mai 2019

A pair of biscuit models of oxen, 18th century

Lot 148. A pair of biscuit models of oxen, 18th century; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,416 - USD 15,624). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Modelled in mirror image, each long-horned beast is recumbent with its head raised in an alert expression, legs tucked under its body, and tail flicked over its haunches. The grey fur markings are finely incised, and the eyes are detailed in black.  Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939) Collection, no.... [Lire la suite]