03 janvier 2018

A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 208. A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is painted in brilliant tones of deep cobalt blue characterised by 'heaping and piling' effect on the interior with an interlacing vine bearing blossoms and buds including peony, camellia and mallow surrounded by their respective leaves, below a composite floral scroll of eleven... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2018

A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 208. A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is painted in brilliant tones of deep cobalt blue characterised by 'heaping and piling' effect on the interior with an interlacing vine bearing blossoms and buds including peony, camellia and mallow surrounded by their respective leaves, below a composite floral scroll of eleven... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2017

Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013) at Christie's London, 7 november 2017

Francis Nelson Golding, architectural, planning and conservation consultant: born Macclesfield 28 January 1944; Honorary Fellow, RIBA 2000; civil partner 2006 Dr Satish Padiyar; died London 7 November 2013. Francis Golding assembled this collection over the last forty years buying from reputable London dealers such as Bluett & Sons, John Sparks, and Spink & Son, and international auction houses including Sotheby's, Bonham's, and Christie’s. It comprises works that span over two thousand years of Chinese art and includes... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2015

A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,840 - $46,260). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a short ring foot. The interior is covered overall with a pale sky-blue glaze with vibrant purple splashes. There are five small spur marks to the slightly recessed base. 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam.  Provenance: With Michael Oriental Ltd., London, 22 March 2005.From the... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2015

A purple-splashed Jun ewer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A purple-splashed Jun ewer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($9,252 - $12,336). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is decorated with a thick pale blue glaze containing light purple splashes, thinning to a mushroom colour towards the rims. The short ring foot is unglazed, revealing the pale beige body. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high Provenance: With Bluett & Sons Ltd., 7 November 1972.C. R. & M. M. Postan Collection (1899-1981), no. 44.From the Collection of Francis Golding... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2015

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 216. A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) diam. Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($9,252 - $12,336). Price realised GBP 10,625. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides, covered overall in a pale blue glaze with deep purple splashes, thinning to a mushroom tone to the mouth rim. The recessed ring foot is unglazed, exposing the pale grey body.   Provenance: From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).  ... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2015

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,168 - $9,252). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The compressed body is raised on three slightly splayed, conical supports and is surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to the flat, everted rim, with three narrow flanges beginning at a slight ridge on the shoulder and trailing down each leg. The censer is covered overall with a soft green glaze of even tone with some crackles. 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) wide ... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

A Yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279)

A Yaozhou conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £6,000 – £8,000 ($9,204 - $12,272). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep bowl has gently flaring sides rising from a short ring foot. The interior is carved with a continuous floral design amongst scrolling tendrils and the exterior with a simple ribbed band. It is covered with an olive-green glaze. 7 7/8 in. (20.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013). CHRISTIE'S.FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

A rare spotted black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

A rare spotted black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($12,272 - $18,408). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is of deep rounded form supported by a short ring foot. The interior is covered with a black glaze thinning to a brown tone at the mouth rim and scattered with white spots. The exterior is similarly decorated stopping above the unglazed foot. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: With Bluett & Sons Ltd., LondonMichael J. A. Wilcox, London, 23 June 2009.From the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2015

A rare russet-splashed black-glazed vase, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

A rare russet-splashed black-glazed vase, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a compressed globular body below a waisted cylindrical neck leading to a wide flaring mouth and is supported by a spreading foot. The body is covered overall in a rich black glaze with some russet-brown streaks and splashes. 7 1/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high Provenance: From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013). CHRISTIE'S.FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]