23 avril 2020

A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 524. A purple-splashed Jun bowl, Early Ming dynasty; 18.3cm diam. Sold for HK$ 40,000 (€ 4,749). © Bonhams. Potted with rounded sides and a short straight foot, covered inside and out with a thick glaze of pale milky blue tone, thinning to an olive and grayish hue towards the extremities, with an irregularly-shaped splash of reddish purple swirl at the interior, the exterior with another two minute splash running down from the rim, the thick glaze on the exterior falls short of the foot to expose the pale brown... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2020

A large polychrome figure of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th century

Lot 6. A large polychrome figure of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high, 32 in. (81.2 cm.) wide. Estimate 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 11,950. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. Seated in padmasana with right hand raised in vitarka mudra and left hand resting on his knee, wearing a crown of green leaves over blue hair and with downcast eyes set with glass pupils, a brown robe with red lining draped about his shoulders and patterned... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2020

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

An openwork white jade dragon plaque, Early Ming Dynasty, 15th Century; 3 x 2 1⁄2 inches (7.6 x 5.9 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York pierced and carved in rounded relief with a coiled five-claw dragon with arms and legs outstretched amidst fruiting leafy vine filling the rectangular panel with narrow half-round frame, the translucent stone of pale silvery-gray tone, the reverse flat. J.J. Lally & Co. 41 East 57th Street, 14th Floor, New York 10022... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2019

A Longquan celadon Buddhist shrine, early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1285. A Longquan celadon Buddhist shrine, early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9¾ in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The figure of Guanyin is left in the biscuit and shown seated on a ledge within a grotto framed by scrolling clouds that issue from the moon above and support a bird to one side and a vase to the other above two acolytes standing on clouds amidst carved waves from which rises a carved lotus. There are... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon 'lotus' charger, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 79. A carved Longquan celadon 'lotus' charger, Early Ming dynasty; 45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a lipped rim, freely carved to the central interior with a spray of flowering lotus with broad leaves, encircled by an undulating lotus scroll, the exterior similarly decorated with a foliate band, applied overall with a pale sea-green glaze. Note: A slightly larger 15th-century Longquan... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2019

A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 290.  A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty; 5.4cm (2 1/4in). Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The cover with a central majestic blossoming peony surrounded by trailing foliage and smaller buds, the deeply carved design revealing the bright orange ground underneath, the box carved en-suite, Japanese box and silk pouch.         Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Very Rare Carved Chuzhou Longquan Celadon Vase, Yuhuchunping, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3418. A Very Rare Carved Chuzhou Longquan Celadon Vase, Yuhuchunping, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 33.5cm. Estimate: 420,000 - 600,000 HKD (USD 53,530 - 76,472). Sold Price: 392,350 HKD (USD 50,006). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The globular body is carved with a continuous scene of leafy plantain and rocks in a fenced garden, above a band of upright overlapping petals, and below bands of gardenia and hibiscus scrolls. The vase is covered overall with an even glaze of pale olive... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Moulded Longquan Square Cup, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3419. A Moulded Longquan Square Cup, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 5.2cm. Estimate: 150,000-300,000 HKD (USD 19,118 - 38,236). Sold Price: 188,800 HKD (USD 24,063). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The sides are decorated with moulded floral scroll, the interior base is decorated with a qilin. The mouth rim is flanked by a handle in ruyi shaped, all covered under a pale green glaze with the exception of the underside rim of the aperture. Provenance: A Japanese Private Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2019

An unusual celadon-glazed and biscuit shrine of Guanyin, early Ming dynasty

Lot 1766. An unusual celadon-glazed and biscuit shrine of Guanyin, early Ming dynasty. Height 9 7/8  in., 25 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 16th November 1999, lot 65. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art Featuring Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, New York, 14 Sep 2019
22 septembre 2019

A fine and rare large Longquan celadon barbed 'Peony' dish, early Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century

Lot 1754. A fine and rare large Longquan celadon barbed 'Peony' dish, early Ming dynasty, late 14th-early 15th century; 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,027,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2007 The stoutly potted dish well-carved to the interior with a central medallion of two adjoining leafy peony stems encircled around the lobed rim with vertically arranged fruit-laden branches including peach, pomegranate and grapes below the lipped everted rim, the... [Lire la suite]