13 mai 2016

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

Lot 245. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the barrel-shaped body set with three short legs issuing from animal masks, rising to a flat incurved rim, boldly painted with three monks amongst a garden landscape, below shaped cartouches enclosing beribboned treasures reserved on a diaper band, the rim encircled by a foliate sprays above a band of vertical stripes, Japanese lacquer cover. Quantity: 2 - 16.5 cm,... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2016

A brown-glazed censer, Ming dynasty

Lot 235. A brown-glazed censer, Ming dynasty. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's   the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to an everted rim, set at the shoulder with a pair of lion mask handles and covered overall in a persimmon-brown glaze; 11 cm, 4 3/8 in. Provenance: Collection of Dr Otto Burchard, purchased in Beijing, 27th July 1945.Sotheby's Paris, 9th June 2011, lot 51   Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2016

A famille-rose 'bajixiang' pink-ground censer, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 120. A famille-rose 'bajixiang' pink-ground censer, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 GBP (44,699 - 57,470 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. The compressed globular body rising from three cabriole legs to a short neck with everted straight rim and set at the shoulder with a pair of S-shaped handles, brightly enamelled around the exterior with the bajixiang and lotus strapwork below a ruyi collar, the rim with a keyfret band centred with the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2016

A small green Jun censer and a green Jun box and cover, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 78, A small green Jun censer and a green Jun box and cover, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Estimate HK$50,000 – HK$70,000 ($6,479 - $9,070). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bombe-shaped body of the censer is supported on three cabriole feet rising to a waisted neck and everted rim, covered with a thick crackled celadon glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of the interior and feet. The circular box and cover are covered inside and out with a glossy crackled glaze of deep sea-green tone, the rims... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2015

A very rare clair-de-lune glazed censer, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

A very rare clair-de-lune glazed censer, zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate HK$3,000,000 - HK$5,000,000 ($388,908 - $648,180). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is elegantly potted with a broad pear-shaped body flanked by a pair of moulded stylised dragon handles, and covered overall under an even soft sky-blue glaze shading to a slightly darker tone around the foot rim. The base is covered with a transparent... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2015

A moulded and carved Qingbai censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A moulded and carved Qingbai censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$100,000 – HK$150,000 ($12,967 - $19,450). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is thinly potted with a columnar body applied with four moulded mask appliqués on the exterior, rising from a spreading foot carved with petals supported on six ruyi feet, surmounted by a broad everted foliate rim, covered overall with a pale bluish-white glaze. 5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2015

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 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 upright lappets and a bold chevron band, the base unglazed. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 217.   ... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2015

A small Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty

A small Longquan celadon censer, Ming dynasty. Estimate US$2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. Molded with a rim canting inward above a wide shallow well and two bands of raised bosses extending around the curving exterior walls, the slightly convex base raised on three animal head feet and centered with a protruding ring burnt a warm cinnamon brown in contrast to the uneven olive green glaze covering the remaining surfaces. 6 1/4in (16cm) diameter  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2015

An extremely rare Junyao purple-splashed censer, Song or Jin Dynasty (AD960-1234)

  An extremely rare Junyao purple-splashed censer, Song or Jin Dynasty (AD960-1234). Estimate HKD350,000 - 450,000 (TWD1,417,000 - 1,822,000) (USD45,100 - 58,000). Photo courtesy Ravenel  This censor has a wide mouth with an outwardly folded and flattened rim, and a curved belly that rests on three legs. It is covered inside and out with sky blue glaze with splashes of purple. Since the Jun kilns generally used an opaque finish, the glaze would run when the vessel was burned at high temperatures.... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630

A small blue and white censer, Tianqi-Chongzhen period, circa 1630. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $7,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The small censer, with gently flaring mouth and applied on either side with a handle topped by an animal head, is decorated in pale tones of cobalt blue with a scene of the Emperor of Heaven surrounded by immortals, and on the reverse with an immortal on horseback with various attendants. The wide, flat foot is unglazed and encircles the glazed base which bears an... [Lire la suite]