31 août 2019

Ming dynasty Porcelains from a Japanese Private Collection at Sotheby's New York, 11 September 2019

Lot 514. A large and superbly painted blue and white 'Windswept' meiping, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century.Height 14 3/8  in., 36.5 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Lot Sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with high swelling shoulders rising to a tapering neck and lipped rim, superbly painted around the sides in the 'windswept' style with a continuous landscape with a lady and her attendant a garden with trees, rockwork and a fence, the... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2019

A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1664. A white and russet-stained white jade pillow, possibly Ming dynasty or later; 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 3,250 © Christie’s Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular pillow has a concave top and a large channel drilled horizontally, and the white stone has large areas of russet color, box. The collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art part I, New York, 17 - 18 March 2016
01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279)

Lot 734. A parcel-gilt silver 'chrysanthemum' bowl, China, Song dynasty (AD 960-1279);4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diameter, 37 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The bowl chased in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower, with gilded, domed center punched with stamens, and narrow petals decorated on the interior with a gilded band of foliate diaper below the lobed rim, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 733. A pair of silver bracket-lobed floriform stem bowls, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) wide, 134 g. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The sides of each bowl in the form of seven barbed petals radiating from the raised, pointed center, each petal chased just below the rim with a pair of flower sprigs, all forming a continuous band, the whole raised on a conforming pedestal foot chased with a diaper... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century

Lot 23. An Important Stone Head of Buddha, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th Century; 15 ¾ in. (39.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 509,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved with bow-shaped mouth and downcast eyes centered by a raised urna, flanked by pendulous pierced earlobes, the hair in snail-shell curls over the conicalushnisha. Provenance: With Aaron Vecht, Amsterdam, 1932.Private Collection, New York, 1939-1960s.Collection of Robert H.... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2016

A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 150. A rare pair of huanghuali 'four-corner’s exposed’ official’s hat armchairs, sichutouguanmaoyi, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HK$2,800,000 – HK$3,500,000 ($362,668 - $453,335). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The sweeping crest rail supported by the C-shaped splat and elegantly curved back rails which continue through the frame to form the back legs, the attractively shaped arms supported by vertical struts and shaped spandrels, the hard mat seat set within the rectangular frame above plain, beaded... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2016

An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty

Lot 3. An olive-white and russet jade cong, possibly Eastern Zhou dynasty. Estimate HK$220,000 – HK$350,000 ($28,495 - $45,334). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The rectangular body with flat sides between a circular collar at either end, the semi-translucent stone with russet markings and areas of opaque, milky russet colour on one side. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm) high Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Provenance: A. W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963Arthur M. Sackler Collections; sold at Christie's New York,... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2016

A yellow glass bottle vase, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1373, A yellow glass bottle vase, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark within a square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The thick-walled vase has a tapering, high-shouldered body surmounted by a tall, cylindrical neck, and the opaque glass is of lemon-yellow color. 9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART PART I, 17 - 18 March 2016, New York,... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2015

A celadon carved bowl, China, Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 13th-15th century

A celadon carved bowl, China, Yuan-Ming Dynasty, 13th-15th century. Estimate USD 2,000 - 3,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The interior carved in the center with a stylized flower-head surrounded by two freely carved flower stems on a rouletted ground, and the exterior carved with simplified petals, covered overall with a glaze of olive color - 7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) diameter, box Property from the Private Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD... [Lire la suite]