30 décembre 2018

A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 1124. A turquoise-glazed censer and wood cover, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Width 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $5,000. © Sotheby's of slightly compressed ovoid form with upswept handles, supported by three stout legs in the form of grimacing beast heads terminating in paw feet, the interior and base unglazed, wood cover and stand (3). Provenance: Collection of Constance B. Mellon (1942-1983) New York and Washington D.C. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

A blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1015. A blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's of bombé form, painted on the exterior with a continuous landscape along a mountain lake, with three figures venturing towards the edge of the bank while a fourth fishes from a boat, all within line borders, cloud motifs encircling the everted neck. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
13 décembre 2018

A ‘Blanc de Chine’ censer, Xuande mark, 17th century

Lot 562.  Chine, XVIIe siècle, Brûle-parfum en porcelaine blanc de chine. Hauteur : 7 cm. Diamètre : 11 cm. Estimation: 1 600 € / 1 800 €. Unsold. Courtesy Artprecium. le corps bombé et flanqué de part et d’autre de masques de lions bouddhiques. Une marque Xuande à quatre caractères incisée sous la base.Un léger défaut au col, possiblement limé. Léger éclat au pied.Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1005.A Chinese Xuande mark 17th... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2018

A partial gilt bronze censer, Gui, 17th century

Lot 199. A partial gilt bronze censer, Gui, 17th century. l. : 22 cm (8 3/4 in.). Estimation 5 000 - 7 000 €. Vendu 10 400 €. © Artcurial Dans le style de Hu Wenming, à décor d'animaux fabuleux au centre sur fond de flots, d'une frise de dragons stylisés près du col et de fleurs au pied, marque d'atelier de la province de Yunjian à la base ; usures. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
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28 août 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1152. A sancai-glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flaring dish with flat, everted rim is raised on five molded supports, each surmounted by a horned bird head, and the base is formed as a low ring. The dish and molded supports are covered with a splashed glaze of amber, dark olive-green and cream color, and the base is amber-glazed. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 625. A Blanc-de-Chine Censer and a 'Shiwan' Tripod Censer, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 12 and 7.7 cm., 4 3/4  and 3 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD (9,674 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the blanc-de-Chine censer with rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, set with a pair of loop handles issuing each from the head of a mythical beast, decorated around the body with a broad band enclosing keyfret and mythical animal masks, all within two thin raised fillets;... [Lire la suite]

23 août 2018

A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 2,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The compressed body painted on one side with chrysanthemums and peonies growing amidst rocks, with butterflies, insects and a small plant on the reverse, all below alternating babao and clouds on the waisted neck, with a double circle on the base. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

A large gilt-splashed bronze censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 589. A large gilt-splashed bronze censer, 17th-18th century. Width 14 in., 35.5 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form below a short waisted neck with flat wide rim, supported by three short cabriole legs, flanked on each side with two loop handles issuing from animal-masks, the bronze of a dark brown patina with irregular gilt splashes, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in relief, with wood stand and cover (3). ... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2018

A gilt-splashed bronze censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 590. A gilt-splashed bronze censer, Ming dynasty(1368-1644). Width across handles 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 209,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of compressed globular form flanked by loop handles, the body cast at the front and back with two scalloped reserves of blessings in Arabic, highlighted around the body with irregular gold splashes, the base cast with a pair of dragons and a 'flaming pearl' encircling a four-character apocryphal Xuande seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2018

A celadon-glazed censer, cover and stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 210. A celadon-glazed censer, cover and stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate : GBP 2,000 - 3,000. Price Realised: GBP 7500.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The celadon-glazed drum-form censer is decorated with floral sprays and monster-masks set between raised bosses, all supported on three humanoid feet which are raised on a circular platform. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial. Provenance: Acquired by the vendor's family in Europe prior to... [Lire la suite]