07 septembre 2018

A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming-Transitional period, circa 1640-1660

Lot 1349. A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming-Transitional period, circa 1640-1660; 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base and wears a robe that is partially draped over the shoulders and upper arms framing the broad, bare chest above the dhoti that is gathered above the waist before fanning out over the legs. The face has a calm, peaceful expression and a... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century

Lot 1348. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, 18th century; 8. 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The figure is seated on a straw mat with hands hidden within the sleeves of the long robes drawn around her, a ruyi-shaped necklace spans her chest and a hairpin secures her topknot above a short veil covering the back of the head. Provenance: Acquired in New York before 1987. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A Dehua inscribed censer, 17th century

Lot 1347. A Dehua inscribed censer, 17th century; 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bombé body is raised on a spreading foot and inscribed on one side with a five-character inscription hua xiang ling ren you (the fragrance from flowers tranquilizes people) between the two lion-mask handles. The base is impressed with a four-character seal probably reading zun gu zhe xiang (follow the ancient tradition of... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd

Lot 1346. A fine Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd; 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated with both hands resting on the raised right knee, and the left hand gently clasping a scroll. The figure is swathed in a long, flowing robe which falls open at the chest to reveal a ruyi-shaped necklace. The hair is held in a... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

An inscribed Dehua bowl, 17th century

Lot 1160. An inscribed Dehua bowl, 17th century. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 4,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. This bowl is thickly potted in a rounded shape and raised on a flat, circular foot. One side incised in running script with a poetic inscription, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. Note: The poetic inscription, entitled "Cloud", can be loosely translated as "snap... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

Two Dehua archaistic censers, 18th century

Lot 160. Two Dehua archaistic censers, 18th century; 6in (15.2cm) long, across handles. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each made in the form of an archaistic gui with a flared rim and short pedestal foot, the sides encircled with a leiwenband between raised ribs and flanked by a pair of stylized phoenix handles, all surfaces covered with a celadon-tinged glaze except the wide foot pad. Provenance: Collection of Victor Besso, Great Neck, New... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 339. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century. Height 16 3/8  in., 41.5 cm. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 USD. Sold Price: 125,000 USD. © Sotheby's standing barefoot on a bank of swirling clouds, the face modeled with a serene expression with downcast eyes, pendulous earlobes and an urna mark on the forehead, the hair gathered in a high chignon secured by a ruyi-head tiara, robes draped over the rounded shoulders, open at the chest to reveal a beaded lotus... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A Dehua figure of Guanyin and child, 17th century

Lot 159. A Dehua figure of Guanyin and child, 17th century; 9 1/2in (24.1 cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 6,900 - 10,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The bodhisattva dressed in flowing robes, adorned with elaborate beaded necklace and chains, the hair swept back and arranged in two plaits over the shoulders, portrayed seated with one leg crossed on a rockery seat, cradling a seated boy hold a pearl. Provenance: Collection of George C.C. HoSotheby's, New York, 16 September 2017, lot 818  ... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A Dehua figure of Guanyin and attendants, 17th century

Lot 158. A Dehua figure of Guanyin and attendants, 17th century; 9 1/4in (23.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,200 - 6,900). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The bodhisattva seated in dhyanasana on a rocky plinth, hands held in dhyanamudra, dressed in long, loose robes open at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the meditative face framed by a tiara and cowl draped over her chignon, with Shancai and the earth god at her feet, covered in a transparent ivory glaze.  ... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine Tripod Censer, Dehua, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 19. A Blanc-de-Chine Tripod Censer, Dehua, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722); 11.2 cm., 4 3/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 118,750 HKD (15,316 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, elegantly modelled with slightly bombé sides supported on three stepped feet, the smooth white biscuit applied overall with an unctuous transparent glaze slightly tinged to ivory, save for the bottom on the interior and the slightly domed base, wood stand. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]