17 juin 2018

A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century

Lot 3763. A large rhinoceros horn 'grape vine' libation cup, Qing dynasty, late 17th-18th century; 6 1/2 in. (16.7 cm.) long. Estimate HK$900,000 - HK$1,200,000. Price Realized HK$3,620,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Of leaf form, carved in high relief on the exterior with two large stems forming the handle and descending towards the base and curving into a broad foot before rising again up the sides as fruit-laden grape vine issuing large palmate leaves and spring-like tendrils, shading from... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2018

A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century

Lot 133. A rare Kubachi figural pottery dish, Persia, Safavid, early 17th century; 6.8cm. height; 35.5cm. diam. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP (34,443 - 48,220 USD). Lot Sold 30,000 GBP (34,332 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. of shallow form with wide everted rim, decorated in blue, green, and bole beige and orange with black outlines, featuring a kneeling male figure holding an orange amidst foliate blossoms, rim with floral sprays within cartouches, exterior plain. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2018

A rare and finely carved 'Nine dragons' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 2171. A rare and finely carved 'Nine dragons' rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 6 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,140,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 Of archaistic form, the flaring sides are raised on a gently spreading foot carved in low relief with a squared double scroll. Both sides are carved to depict immortals in a mountainous landscape retreat amidst prunus, pine and wutong. The handle is... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight immortals and Shoulao' libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century 

Lot 2165. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight immortals and Shoulao' libation cup, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 5 15/16 in. (15 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 In the form of a lotus petal, the deep cup is carved in high relief with Shoulao riding a crane, descending to meet the Eight Immortals, each bearing an attribute and standing on continuous scrolling wave-like clouds continuing around the base to form... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

An unusual undecorated rhinoceros horn libation cup, naihebei, Ming dynasty, early 17th century 

Lot 2162. An unusual undecorated rhinoceros horn libation cup, naihebei, Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The exterior is exquisitely contoured in the form of the rhinoceros horn and left undecorated to display the outstanding natural beauty of the material, carved in relief to one side with a Wanli four-character reign mark in regular script above the owner's... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century

Damo crossing the water on a reed, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 11 1/4 × 4 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (28.6 × 11.3 × 8.9 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001. Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (32.4 × 22.2 × 14.3 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.64. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

02 février 2018

Wen Chang, God of Literature. After He Chaozong (Chinese, active in Dehua c. 1610-1620), early 17th Century

Wen Chang, God of Literature. After He Chaozong (Chinese, active in Dehua c. 1610-1620), early 17th Century, Dehua; Fujian province. Porcelain, 15 × 6 11/16 × 5 1/4 in. (38.1 × 17 × 13.4 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.83. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
08 janvier 2018

Kendi in the form of a frog, Late Ming dynasty, Wanli period, early 17th century

Kendi in the form of a frog, Late Ming dynasty, Wanli period, early 17th century. Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware with brass fitting, 15.3 cm (6 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, 95.438 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
24 août 2017

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

 Lot 734. A Dehua figure of Guanyin with a scroll, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark within a double gourd; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The Goddess of Mercy is shown seated on a mat with the right hand resting elegantly on the raised right knee and the left hand gently cradling a scroll. The figure wears a ruyi-shaped hair ornament tucked under the cowl, and a... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 733. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a mat, with her hands and feet concealed within the folds of the long robe. The figure is covered in a warm, ivory-toned glaze.  Provenance: Admiral Walter Colin Lucas (1860-1954) Collection.  Christie's. Marchant: Nine Decades in Chinese... [Lire la suite]