25 novembre 2021

A bronze blade, Shang dynasty

Lot 345. A bronze blade, Shang dynasty; Length 26.4 cm. 10¼ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of elegant tapering form terminating in a point, the metal heavily azurite encrusted. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975).  Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 75. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021

25 novembre 2021

A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty

Lot 381. A jade 'bird' pendant, Late Shang-early Zhou dynasty; Height 6.6 cm, 2½ in. Lot sold: 5,040 GBP (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the flat stone worked in the form of a bird in profile, detailed with incised feathers, pierced at the head with an aperture for suspension, the heavily calcified stone a creamy-green colour. Provenance: Collection Armand Trampitsch (1890-1975). Ader Picard Tajan auction in Tokyo, Hôtel Okura, 30th May 1985, Lot 38. ... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 364. A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 12 cm, 4¾ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the octagonally lobed body rising from a recessed base to a short straight rim, painted in vibrant underglaze-blue with a continuous scene of a dragon chasing a flaming pearl and three qilin among scrolling clouds beneath a ruyi lappet border, and a cover. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'crane' double gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 362. A blue and white 'crane' double gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); Height 23.5 cm, 9¼ in. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the upper bulb of slightly compressed globular form rising to a circular mouth, the large lower bulb of globular form and separated by a curved waist, finely decorated around the exterior with eight trigrams interspersed with ruyi-shaped clouds and flying cranes. Sotheby's. Two Americans in... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 361. A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 11.5 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's brightly painted and enamelled to each face with a scaly ferocious dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all above rocks and foaming waves and below a foliate scroll band, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in under-glaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Acquired in 1983. Sotheby's. Two... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 352.  A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; Height 20 cm, 7⅞ in. Lot sold: 30,240 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's naturalistically painted and modelled as a crouching frog, with short spout issuing from its mouth and tall hexagonal trumpet-shaped handle supported on its back. Provenance: Jorge Welsh London, 13th June 1997. Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no 297.... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2021

A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 350. A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); Length 15 cm, 5⅞ in. Lot sold: 21,420 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's modelled standing with head raised and beak open, the pierced wings neatly folded and forming the cover, the body brightly decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd. London Sotheby's London, 7th June 2000, lot 165. Sotheby's. Two... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'kuixing' table screen, Ming dynasty, 16th Century

Lot 347.  A blue and white 'kuixing' table screen, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; Height 16 cm, 6¼ in. Lot sold: 27,720 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of rectangular form, modelled in high relief to the front face with the figure of Kuixing in characteristic dynamic pose with one foot raised and holding a brush aloft, the reverse with a rectangular incense holder pierced with two large apertures to the top and painted with a scholar and his attendant in a... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A Longquan celadon 'lotus' jar, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 337.  A Longquan celadon 'lotus' jar, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); Diameter 32 cm, 12½ in. Lot sold: 8,190 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's boldly carved around the exterior with a band of large lotus blooms above a band of upright lappets around the base, covered overall in an unctuous celadon glaze save for the rim and the foot ring burnt orange in firing. Provenance: An English Private Collection. Sotheby's London, 6th November 2013, lot 260. ... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 336.  A large Longquan celadon 'dragon' dish, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); Diameter 35 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 44,100 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's with rounded sides rising to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a coiling dragon, covered overall with a sea-green glaze. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 6th November 2013, lot 262. Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no.... [Lire la suite]