06 mars 2019

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 607. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulating stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 243. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 12 1/2  in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's sturdily potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the lobed sides freely incised with eight leafing peony blossoms, all above a wide band of stiff upright-leaf lappets, the domed cover with similar fluted and carved decoration encircling the low conical knop, a flowerhead medallion... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A rare large 'Longquan' celadon barbed 'Pomegranates' dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 101. A rare large 'Longquan' celadon barbed 'Pomegranates' dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century; Diameter 18½ in., 47.2 cm. Estimate 350,000 — 550,000 USD. Lot sold 531,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's sturdily potted, the shallow, widely flared sides rising from a tapered foot, alternately lobed and barbed inside and out into sixteen brackets, finely carved to the center with a pomegranate tree bearing two large fruits, one split to reveal the seeds within, and issuing... [Lire la suite]