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]

11 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body painted with vases of flowers, incense burners, a qin and other antiques, all below a narrow chevron border at the shoulder, 19.4cm., 7 5/8 in.  Provenance: W. Dickinson, London (prior to 1911).Collection of Leonard Gow (1859-1936).Sotheby's London, 13th May 1943, lot 41 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2015

An extremely rare Famille-Noire 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

An extremely rare Famille-Noire 'Dragon' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo courtesy Sotheby's delicately potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior decorated in yellow and green enamels with two five-clawed dragons soaring through flames and interrupted by a pair of lingzhi-shaped cloud swirls, their manes and scaly bodies finely picked out, all reserved on a black ground, the interior centred with a... [Lire la suite]