10 novembre 2020

A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 84. A large cloisonné enamel censer, fangding, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The censer has twin upright handles and is decorated to each side in bright enamels with a bold design of a taotie mask below a pair of confronting kui dragons divided by a vertical flange. The cover is bordered by a band of scrolling lotus below a finely worked... [Lire la suite]

12 octobre 2020

A Qingbai censer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 318. A Qingbai censer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4½ in. (11.3 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 8 October 2020
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22 septembre 2020

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 519. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Diameter 8½ in., 21.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of bombé form supported on a straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with a narrative scene of a fisherman called away from his post to meet an official accompanied by a retinue of attendants and armored guards, bearing banners and standards, all set within a detailed landscape of rockwork and willow trees by the sides of a... [Lire la suite]
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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]