03 octobre 2019

A famille-verte 'Xiwangmu' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 912. A famille-verte 'Xiwangmu' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body set over a low foot and supporting a columnar neck with a galleried rim, richly painted with Xiwangmu arriving from the left on a cloud with an assembly of female musicians and an attendant bearing a dish of peaches, a phoenix soaring nearby, the emperor seated on a tall platform awaiting... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2019

A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty

Lot 1763. A celadon-glazed and biscuit figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty. Height 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Property from the Collection of Arthur and Sara Jo Kobacker. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, New York, 14 Sep 2019
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26 septembre 2019

A pair of finely carved ‘Yaozhou’ 'peony' bowls, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 766. A pair of finely carved ‘Yaozhou’ 'peony' bowls, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep sides rising conically from a short, straight foot, the interior richly carved with two supple peony stems descending along the sides and then sweeping up in opposite directions and issuing resplendent blossoms, a dense field of unfurling leaves surrounding the blooms, the... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 787. A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Height 21 1/4  in., 54 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, the left hand in dhyana mudra, the right hand with the palm turned up and the thumb and middle finger curling towards each other, the loose robe falling open at the chest revealing the pleated dhoti tied with a rope at the waist, the... [Lire la suite]