09 mars 2019

Bonhams celebrates Asia Week with four sales from March 18-20

  Lot 522. An exceptionally rare pair of Imperial famille rose 'quails and chrysanthemums' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735); 3 3/4in (9.5cm) diam. Estimate $300,000–500,000 (€ 260,000 - 440,000). Sold for US$ 1,040,075 (€ 919,769) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announces Asia Week New York from March 18 to 20, which includes a series of four auctions - Chinese Works of Art on March 18, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2019

A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 259. A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty. Height 17 1/2  in., 44.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. portrayed seated in dhyanasana with hands in dharmachakramudra, dressed in shawl, scarves and a dhoti, an elaborate jeweled necklace adorning the chest, the face with serene expression, and the hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the five-tier crown and falling in curled... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2018

A carved Longquan celadon tripod incense censer, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 375. A carved Longquan celadon tripod incense censer, Early Ming dynasty; 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the compressed body rising from three splayed cylindrical legs to a constricted neck and everted rim set with two upright loop handles, the body deftly carved with floral sprays below a classic scroll at the rim, covered overall save for the tips of the legs with a rich sea-green glaze, wood stand. Provenance: A... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2018

A Longquan celadon  'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 367. A Longquan celadon  'Chrysanthemum' bowl, Early Ming dynasty; 17.1 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior carved with chrysanthemum petals, covered overall save for the footring in a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, HongKong, 28 november 2018, 10:15 AM
06 octobre 2018

An Incised White-Glazed ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty ,14th-15th Century

Lot 3416. An Incised White-Glazed ‘Lotus’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty ,14th-15th Century. D 27 cm. Estimate HKD 1,300,000 - 1,800,000 (USD 165,914 - 229,727). Lot sold HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,078). © Poly Auction. Provenance: The Meiyintang Collection, Switzerland. Literature: Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol.2, no.649. Poly Hong Kong. Inheritance - A Selection Of Important Chinese Art From The Ever Concord, 2 october... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3215. An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. L 45cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 229,714 - 357,333). Sold price HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,063). © Poly Auction. Well cast in two sections as a recumbent goose with slender, hollow-cast neck extended forward, the bill open as if the bird is honking and for the release of vapor, with a small ruyi motif cast in relief between the eyes and with small curled feathers at the corner of the eyes and... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 106. A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty; 56.5 cm, 22 1/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,850 - 38,220 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (143,505 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with lobed shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to broad everted barbed rim, subtly carved on the interior with a curling lotus spray, encircled by fruiting sprays and lotus florets on the cavetto and flat rim respectively, the exterior decorated... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 161. A copper alloy figure of Shadbhuja Mahakala, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61657; 28 cm (11 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€ 27,000 - 38,000). Sold for HK$ 1,062,500 (€ 117,478). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Brooklyn Museum, New York, late 1960s/early 1970sThe Jack Zimmerman Collection, New York. Note: Avalokiteshvara manifests as wrathful protector in the form of Shadbhuja Mahakala ('Six-armed Mahakala'). Mahakala is a category of... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 172. A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 In the form of a five-petalled prunus blossom, the flat top carved through the black and two red layers with a central floret encircled by five jianhuan sword pommel scrolls positioned above small dots, surrounded by a row of ten similar scrolls and another row of... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

Plat en grès Longquan, Début de la dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Lot 240. Plat en grès Longquan, Début de la dynastie Ming (1368-1644); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimation 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. les côtés arrondis, incisé au centre d'une fleur de lotus épanouie, le marli incisé d'une frise végétale ondoyante, entièrement recouvert d'une épaisse glaçure céladon. Ancienne Collection Pierre Pages, Gouverneur Général de la Cochinchine (1934-1939) A Longquan celadon charger, Early Ming dynasty Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]
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