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]
28 juin 2016

A Longquan celadon censer with carved lotus decoration, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 9348. A Longquan celadon censer with carved lotus decoration, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams. Thickly potted with a flared rim, short waist and compressed globular body raised on three conical legs, the walls carved with freely drawn leaf scrolls and combed accents beneath a craze-filled sea-green glaze covering most surfaces except the floor of the well and the base centered with a circular projecting flange (crack through base). 13in (33cm)... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2016

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

Lot 9334. A glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate US$ 800 - 1,000 (€730 - 910). Photo Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with incised lines below the exterior rim and a raised string band above the junction of the body to the three curved feet, the straw colored glaze covering most surfaces with splashes of leaf green applied to the interior and exterior walls (chips, feet repaired). 5 5/8in (14.3cm) high Note: This censer originally was offered in Butterfield & Butterfield sale 6977O, 5 & 6... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2016

Petit brûle-parfum en biscuit de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 37. Petit brûle-parfum en biscuit de la Famille Verte, Dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 €. Photo Sotheby's de forme globulaire aplatie, les côtés agrémentés d’une paire de masques animaliers appliqués formant poignées alternant avec les figures des Huit Immortels, l’ensemble couvert d’éclaboussures de glaçure vert, jaune et aubergine. Diam. 10,2 cm; 4 in.  A SMALL SANCAI-GLAZED BISCUIT CENSER WITH APPLIED FIGURES OF THE EIGHT IMMORTALS, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD ... [Lire la suite]