07 mars 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated 'peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 1624. A rare copper-red-decorated 'Peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegantly potted body is freely decorated in a greyish tone of copper red with four peony blossoms alternately shown in profile and full face and budding flowers borne on scrolling, leafy stems, all between a large cloud collar filled with hatching on the shoulder and lotus lappets containing ruyi-head... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2019

A rare large Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1741. A rare large Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 15 ¼ in. (38.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Finely potted in imitation of a Neolithic jade cong, the vase has a rectangular body of square section with a cylindrical foot and short neck, and is covered overall with a glaze of rich sea-green color stopping just short of the foot rim to expose the light grey stoneware body. Provenance: Dr. T. T. Tsui... [Lire la suite]