26 juillet 2020

Blue and white porcelains from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine sold at Christie's, 7 - 24 July 2020

Lot 6. A small blue and white ovoid 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 51⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 (EUR 8,923 - EUR 13,384.50). Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The sides are decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls alternating with two phoenixes, all amidst foliate scroll between a band of 'The Three Friends of Winter' on the shoulder and ribbon-tied... [Lire la suite]

02 mai 2020

A marbled xipi lacquer brush washer, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 1102. A marbled xipi lacquer brush washer, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush washer is of shallow circular form, with a wide mouth and raised lip. The exterior is covered with an abstract marbled design of red, ochre, green, and black lacquers, and the interior is covered in black lacquer, Japanese box.  Provenance: Nicholas Grindley, London, 1998.Private... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2020

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 22. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'basketweave' square box, tray and cover, Late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century; 14.5cm (5 3/4in) wide. Estimate HK$ 450,000-600,000. Sold for HK$ 500,000 (€ 59,368). Photo: Bonhams. The quatrelobed box and cover each with four panels of gilt basketweave set within the red lacquer trefoil ground, the cover with a square lacquer panel on the top carved with a pair of birds perched on blossoming magnolia branches, the interior containing a square black lacquer tray set with... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers within large palmettes, Turkey, Bursa or

Lot 167. An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers within large palmettes, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 131 by 65.4cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. metal threads on a silk cream ground, with green voided velvet outlines on a red velvet ground, with carnations containing stylised peacock feathers, mounted. Provenance: Axia Art Islamique et Byzantin, 8 July 1983. Sotheby's. ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INDIA... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers, carnations and rosettes, Turkey, Bursa

Lot 165. An Ottoman voided silk velvet metal-thread (catma) panel with stylised peacock feathers, carnations and rosettes, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 161 by 59cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. metal threads on a silk cream ground, with red voided velvet outlines and background, with large rosettes emanating peacock feathers surrounded by floral and carnation vines, mounted. Note: "According to Islamic legend the peacock had been a denizen of paradise but was... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

Sections from an Ottoman voided velvet and metal thread (çatma) panel, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century

Lot 121. Sections from an Ottoman voided velvet and metal thread (çatma) panel, Turkey, Bursa or Istanbul, early 17th century; 99 by 63cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising two panels with same motif joined together, with beige silk and metal thread pattern of large carnations containing tulip and carnation stems, on a crimson silk velvet ground, stapled old collector’s printed card label handwritten: '... 58 (5048), Velours Persan, cramoisi or & argent XVI ... 1/62'. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2020

A rare late Ming blue and white armorial flask for the Iberian market, Early 17th Century

Lot 140. A rare late Ming blue and white armorial flask for the Iberian market, Early 17th Century; 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 138,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Painted on one side of the flattened circular body with the arms of Castille and Leon within scrolls on a washed blue ground and radiating lotus, encircled by a pale washed blue band at the circular rim reserved with small flower heads, the reverse with two insects in flight... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2020

A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century

Lot 1773. A small biscuit-decorated white-glazed reticulated bowl, Ming dynasty-early 17th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim and delicately pierced with wan diaper between five roundels applied in biscuit with figures of Shoulao and the Eight Daoist Immortals in pairs, slip-decorated with a band of foliate scrolls above and detached clouds... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare yellow jade circular 'Dragon' weight, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 3133. A rare yellow jade circular 'Dragon' weight, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 5 1/3 in. (13.5 cm.) wide.Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 2,200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The circular weight is well-carved in high relief with one larger dragon and several smaller chilong clambering around the rounded sides, one bearing a lingzhi stem in its mouth. The stone is of yellow colour with areas of russet and opaque mottling.  ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2019

A stoneware dish, Karatsu ware, Okugorai type, Momoyama period, early 17th century

Lot 305. A stoneware dish, Karatsu ware, Okugorai type, Momoyama period, early 17th century; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) diameter. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000. Unsold.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The circular dish set on a ring foot, the dark grayish body decorated in underglaze iron-oxide with freely-painted reeds on the interior. Provenance: Todoroki Takashi (1938-2016), Tokyo. Todoroki was a famous connoisseur of Asian art, especially known for his great collection of Korean ceramics, Buddhist art and... [Lire la suite]
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