06 avril 2018

A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2942. A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.2 cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 787,500 HKD (63,979 EUR) (101,107 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of hexagonal section, each side painted in bright washes of cobalt with one of the bagua trigrams on a lingzhi scroll enclosed within a quatrefoil panel with a crane hovering above rocks, the corners of two sides set with a moulded qilin head, all supported... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2018

A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed censer, Ming dynasty

 Lot 45. A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed censer, Ming dynasty; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the compressed globular body rising from three legs issuing from animal masks to a flared neck and an everted rim, flanked by a pair of upright fish handles, the body freely carved with lotus blooms below a band of stiff leaves, covered overall in a sea-green glaze running short of the foot revealing the dark brown body. Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A small purple-splashed 'jun' censer, Ming dynasty

Lot 25. A small purple-splashed 'jun' censer, Ming dynasty; 6.5cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the six-lobed body rising from three spreading legs to a ribbed neck with an everted rim, covered overall in a milky-lavender glaze splashed with reddish purple, ivory stand; together with a small green-glazed Jun bowl. Quantity: 3 Provenance: Purchased in France, 15th May 1992 (censer) and 1964 (bowl).  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2018

A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 70. A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 22,5cm. 8 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 14,400 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior with a broad band of mythical beasts amidst tumultuous foaming waves, all between key-fret and lotus scroll bands. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1998, lot 774. ... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2017

A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark

Lot 8117. A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark; 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is decorated in repousse on each side in a central band with various mythical sea creatures including winged dragons and horses rising from waves, all in relief, finely chased and gilt against a dark ground, between bands of... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2017

A small Jun censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 100. A small Jun censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644), 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,289 - USD 15,434). Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Provenance: Shogado, Japan Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong
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30 août 2017

Censer, Vietnamese, 15th–16th century

Censer, Vietnamese, 15th–16th century. Stoneware with cream, green, and brown glazes, h. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); w. 14 in. (35.6 cm); d. 12 in. (30.5 cm), San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2004.20.2. Photograph by Peggy Tenison
29 août 2017

A rare inscribed blue and white censer, Wanli mark, dated bingxu year, corresponding to 1586

Lot 63. A rare inscribed blue and white censer, Wanli mark, dated bingxu year, corresponding to 1586. Width across handles 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm. Estimate $5,000–7,000. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the trilobed bracketed body raised on three splayed feet, rising to a cylindrical neck and a galleried rim, the shoulders set with two curved strap handles, each lobe of the body painted with a scholar seated below plantain trees, all below borders of stylized lappets, chrysanthemum vignettes... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2017

An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 6. An iron-rust glazed censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of bombé form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth, the exterior applied with a rust-red glaze suffused with iridescent speckles, extending over the rim and stopping unevenly at the neck. Provenance:  Collection of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge (1882-1973), Giralda, Madison, New Jersey.Sotheby Parke... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

Achaemenid Gold Censer, 5th-4th century B.C.E.

Achaemenid Gold Censer, 5th-4th century B.C.E. Gold, H. 9.8 cm. © Miho Museum This high-footed cup form is thought to originally have been a censer. The foot with its rounded bottom is incised from the center of the base with a radiating pattern of thin lines which rise up the sides of the foot. This may have been designed to represent the rising smoke of the incense. The upper body of this censer is covered with a grooved pattern of long flower petals, and there is a rounded protruding band between vessel... [Lire la suite]
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