09 octobre 2021

A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, 18th century

 Lot 136. A copper-red-decorated 'dragon' vase (Tianqiuping), Qing Dynasty, 18th century. Height 13¾ in., 35 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the globular body rising to a tall, slightly flaring cylindrical neck, the exterior painted in vibrant underglaze red with a fierce, scaly four-clawed dragon striding amidst flame wisps and clouds in vigorous pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above crashing waves below, the rim encircled by a band of foliate... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2021

A Guan-type faceted vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 142. A Guan-type faceted vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 5⅝ in., 14.3 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the pear-shaped body of quadrangular section with canted corners, all supported on a straight foot and gently tapering at the neck set with a pair of lug handles, covered overall in a creamy caesious-colored glaze suffused with fine golden craquelure, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A celadon and russet jade archaistic hanging vase and cover, 17th century or earlier

Lot 55. A celadon and russet jade archaistic hanging vase and cover, 17th century or earlier. Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 56,700 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of archaistic you form, the flattened pear-shaped body raised on a slightly splayed foot, the neck flanked by a pair of stylized ruyi handles interlinked with a long arched U-form swing handle, carved around the body with a broad band of vertical ribs between bands of... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A beige jade 'lotus leaf' vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 54. A beige jade 'lotus leaf' vase, 17th-18th century. Height 9⅞ in., 25.2 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 naturalistically carved in the form of a furled upright lotus leaf with fluttering edges, encircled at the middle with a ribbon tied in a bow, two chilong scaling its sides, all supported below by a tangle of curling stems forming the integral openwork base, burgeoning lotus blossoms and smaller leaves issuing from the stems,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A pale green and brown jade figure of a tiger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 52. A pale green and brown jade figure of a tiger, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 1⅝ in., 4.2 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 75,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 carved in the round, the coiled recumbent feline with legs tucked underneath, the head lowered resting on the front paws, the long tail curled around the body and nestled between the head and paws, the face with squared eyes above a ruyi-form nose and straight mouth indicated by a single incised line, the... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong

Lot 50. A rare Liangzhu-style beige jade cong. Width 3 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the cylindrical central shaft abutted by four hollow square shafts rising along its sides, each square shaft carved with concave and convex bands with faint traces of two registers of taotie masks with incised lines and eyes, the calcified stone with russet and white variegation. Property from the Junkunc Collection ... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2021

A rare gilt-silver-inset bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 48. A rare gilt-silver-inset bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 5⅛ in., 13 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's 2021 of floriform with eight petals, the silvered bronze inlaid to one side with a silver sheet with traces of gilt, finely chased with phoenix and mythical beasts encircled by a foliate scroll with birds and chilong, all against a ring-punched ground, centered by a pierced domed knop. Property from the Junkunc Collection ... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2021

A large turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze belthook, Warring States period - Han dynasty

Lot 47. A large turquoise-inlaid gilt-bronze belthook, Warring States period - Han dynasty. Length 9⅜ in., 24 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 The curved and faceted shaft tapering to a small dragon-head hook at one end, inlaid with gold lozenge-shaped panels studded with turquoise bosses at the intersections, the lozenges enclosing a network of intricate geometric designs with further turquoise inlay, the reverse plain and centered with a... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2021

A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 858. A peachbloom-glazed amphora, liuye zun, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1662-1722); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The vase has an elegant, tapering, high-shouldered body and is covered in a glaze of rich crushed strawberry-red color. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection. Note: The shape of this vase is sometimes described as liuye zun, 'willow-leaf vase', owing to its... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2020

A rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue, 'crane' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

  Lot 433. A rare yellow-ground underglaze-blue, 'crane' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); 13.7 cm, 5⅜ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc III. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020