10 avril 2020

An early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3983. An early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The well-potted, globular body tapers towards the splayed foot, with a pronounced ridge at the base of the slightly flared neck and the elongated, curved spout which projects from the galleried rim of 'monk's cap' outline. The peak of the rim rises above a small lug on the... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2020

A fine and very rare early Ming white-glazed wine cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3982. A fine and very rare early Ming white-glazed wine cup, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,900,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The cup is thinly potted with flaring sides and slightly everted rim under even milky-white glaze, supported on a cylindrical foot and the base inscribed with the reign mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of H.R.N. NortonCarl... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 3981. A fine large early Ming white-glazed anhua-decorated bowl, Xuande six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1426-1435); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides. It is intricately incised to the exterior with two bands of lotus petals below a frieze of stylised waves around the mouth rim. The interior is decorated with a medallion in the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3975. A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The dish is painted in strong tones on the interior with a bouquet of lotus flowers, seed pod and leaves, and other aquatic plants tied together with a fluttering ribbon, encircled by three concentric rings and a composite floral scroll around the cavetto below a wave band.... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine and superb early Ming blue and white 'grapes' dish, Yongle period (1426-1435)

Lot 1313. A fine and superb early Ming blue and white 'grapes' dish, Yongle period (1426-1435); 14¾ in. (37.7cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 4,800,000 - HKD 5,800,000. Price Realized HKD 6,952,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006. Sturdily potted with shallow, gently rounded sides rising to an angled everted rim, painted in particularly vivid graduated tones of underglaze-blue with three clusters of grapes suspended from slender branches bearing coiling tendrils and broad leaves, all... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An extremely rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3578. An extremely rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle period (1403-1424); 3 1/2 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price Realised  HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Exquisitely carved in deep relief to the domed upper surface of the cover with two scholars standing on a balustraded terrace beneath the gnarled branches of a pine tree admiring a waterfall set within the gardens beyond the fence, with three... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2020

An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century

Lot 2. An early Ming celadon circular carved 'dragon' bowl, 14th Century; 8½ in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,000 - GBP 4,000. Price realised GBP 3,824. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly flaring rim, the exterior with a striding dragon and cloud-scrolls, the interior impressed with a dragon in a medallion and freely decorated around the well with lotus sprays, all under an even grey-green bubble-suffused glaze. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics & Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2019

An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2593. An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (19.7 x 19.7 x 21.6 cm). Estimate HK$600,000- HK$800,000. Price Realized HK$680,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of square section, each of the four facets is finely engraved and in-filled with gold lacquer decorated in the qiangjin technique against a cinnabar lacquer ground, finely depicting a recumbent qilin, the mythical beast with a deer's head in a calm... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 324. A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 74,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is finely painted in bright sapphire-blue tones with two peony blooms growing from a curled branch bearing leaves and buds, surrounded on the cavetto with seven peony blooms and on the everted lipped rim with continuous scrolling sprays. The exterior is detailed with a further lotus... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century 

Lot 2802. A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The bowl potted with steeply rounded flared sides supported on a slightly splayed stem foot, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze thinning to a pale tone on the rim and pooling on the exterior just below the rim, and above the foot rim. ... [Lire la suite]
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