15 janvier 2017

Censer in the Form of an Archaic Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Censer in the Form of an Archaic Bronze Vessel, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Dehua ware (blanc de chine); porcelain. 11.4 x 9.8 x 7.4 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.). Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection, 1925.1482. Art Institute of Chicago © 2015 The Art Institute of Chicago

17 décembre 2016

A celadon glazed censer, 18th century

Lot 8154. A celadon glazed censer, 18th century. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,900 - 2,900).  Photo Bonhams. Thickly molded with a cupped rim, the flared strap handles rising along the waisted neck and canted shoulder of a globular body raised on a tall waisted foot, the olive green glaze covering most surfaces but burnt cinnamon brown where thinly applied on the inside and outside edges of the unglazed foot pad. 9 1/4in (23.5cm) length across censer handles Property from the Portland Art Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2016

A Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 8147. A Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€3,800 - 5,700).  Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted with a flared rim, short waist and compressed globular body raised on three lion-mask legs, the walls carved with leafy floral designs and raised bosses, the base unglazed displayed a warm cinnamon brown clay body, inscribed with Jinyu mantang in ink. 10 3/4in. (27.3cm) diameter Bonhams. FINE ASIAN WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 10:00 PST - SAN... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

A Dehua censer, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 136. A Dehua censer, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,771 - USD 10,362). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer has a compressed body, flanked on either side with a lion-mask handle just below the waisted neck. The base is impressed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark; 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) across, wood cover, box Property from a private Hong Kong family Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
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23 septembre 2016

A carved Qingbai censer and a small Longquan tripod censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) & Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 120. A carved Qingbai censer and a small Longquan tripod censer ; Qingbai censer: Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), Longquan censer: Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,181 - USD 7,771). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Longquan censer is covered overall with a thick, crackled glaze of sea-green tone, the interior with three apertures connecting to the feet; the qingbai censer is carved on the globular sides with a band of floral motifs,... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2016

A Qingbai conical bowl and a small box and cover and a celadon-glazed censer, Southern Song-Qing dynasty (1127-1911)

Lot 1806. A Qingbai conical bowl and a small box and cover and a celadon-glazed censer, Southern Song-Qing dynasty (1127-1911). Estimate USD 800 - 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), is incised with floral pattern, the box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368), is of faceted form and the base bears a mark Zhan jia he zi ji, and the olive-glazed tripod censer, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911), has S-form and fixed-ring... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

A small and rare Qingbai censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 726. A small and rare Qingbai censer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vessel is potted with a wide circular flange surmounting a columnar body, raised on a three-tiered ribbed foot, and is covered inside and out with a pale blue-tinged glaze pooling to a slightly darker tone in the recesses. The base is left unglazed, revealing the white body. 3. 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Provenance: Uragami Sokyu-do Co., Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

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

Lot 247. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of bombé form, the exterior well painted with a gathering of scholars conversing and playing the qin in a setting of rocky outcroppings, bamboo, pine trees, and a large bank of loosely painted clouds, between a narrow border of upright lappets and a bold chevron band, the base unglazed - Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 217.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2016

A green, yellow, aubergine and cream-glazed censer, 17th century

Lot 843. A green, yellow, aubergine and cream-glazed censer, 17th century. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The exterior is applied with the Eight Daoist Immortals on a textured ground interrupted by two lion-mask handles, all splashed with cream, green, aubergine and yellow glaze between green-glazed borders. 3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm.) diam. Provenance: Mary Stillman Harkness (1874-1952) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1950. ... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2016

A Cizhou-type cream-glazed censer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 808. A Cizhou-type cream-glazed censer, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The cylindrical cup is raised on a waisted stem rising from a spreading pedestal foot and surmounted by a slightly curved, wide everted rim, the whole is covered with a white slip and clear glaze that continues over the raised mouth rim and the interior is left unglazed. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]