28 avril 2020

A gilt-splashed bronze censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 155. A gilt-splashed bronze censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) across. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 425,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The compressed globular body is decorated with a horizontal raised band, flanked on either side with a handle in the form of an elephant-head, the surface adorned with gilt splashes. The base is cast with an apocryphal Xuande mark. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
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03 avril 2020

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

Lot 2144. A rare small blue and white censer, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of bombé form, the sides are decorated in bright underglaze blue with four seated luohan, and there is a double blue-line circle on the base. Provenance: Marchant & Son, London, 1985.Bertil J. Högström, Stockholm, Sweden, no. 39. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2020

A Dehua censer, 17th-18th century

Lot 2168. A Dehua censer, 17th-18th century; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide with handles. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realized USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The censer has a compressed body raised on a spreading foot, and a pair of lion-mask handles just below the waisted neck, which rises to a flat rim. An indecipherable seal mark is impressed on the base, and the censer is covered with a glaze of creamy color that continues over the rim but does not cover... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A small 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368)

  Lot 565. A small 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty (960-1368); width 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a wide flared neck, set at the shoulders with a pair of stylized dragon-fish handles, applied inside and out with a rich, lightly crackled olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A fine and rare small purple-splashed 'Jun' censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 544. A fine and rare small purple-splashed 'Jun' censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); diameter 4 1/8 in., 10.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 158,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body with a short wide neck and flat everted rim supported on three short cabriole legs centered around a slightly countersunk circular base, applied with a fine pale blue glaze liberally splashed with three copper-red blushes transmuting from misty purple to... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

A small Longquan celadon censer, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 535. A small Longquan celadon censer, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); width 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body set at the shoulders with a pair of stylized fish-shaped handles below a flared rim, the opaque glaze of grayish-green color applied inside and out and thinning to a paler tone at the rim, the foot unglazed. Provenance: Christie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 115. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2020

A rare 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 534. A rare 'Longquan' celadon censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 104,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body with straight sides rising to a flat, inward canted rim, the body decorated with three raised triple filet bands and raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, covered on the inside and exterior with a crackled, luminous glaze of blue-green tone thinning to a pale tone at... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2019

Three blue and white censers, Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 19. Three blue and white censers, Qing dynasty, 17th century.The largest: 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,411 - USD 10,257). Price realised HKD 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 An inscribed rectangular cartouche on one side of the largest dragon censer names the devotee as Li Shengfu, wood stands. Property of the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Provenance: Smaller ‘dragon’ censer: Acquired in 1969. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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02 septembre 2019

A large 'Juluxian' cream-glazed censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 711. A large 'Juluxian' cream-glazed censer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the cylindrical receptacle raised on a tall spreading foot below a stepped and recessed waist and a wide, gently sloping rim, all covered with a glossy milky-white glaze suffused with a fine matrix of golden-beige crackles. Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).Bequest to the Art Institute of... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 230. A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 4 in., 10 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tall splayed foot, set around the body with a raised band decorated with two registers of meshed double chevrons inlaid with silver and divided by a raised fillet, all above pendent triangular lappets, the domed cover well cast in openwork with a central quadrilobed... [Lire la suite]