21 mai 2019

A large carved black and red tixi lacquer brush and cover, early Ming dynasty

Lot 68. A large carved black and red tixi lacquer brush and cover, early Ming dynasty; 24 cm, 9 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the long tapering handle and ovoid cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with geometric ruyi scrolls. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 15 May 2019

20 avril 2019

A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Lot 116. A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century; 14 7/8 in (37.5 cm) high, excluding stand. Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 391,200 - USD 652,000). Price realised GBP 731,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bodhisattva is seated in rajalilasana, the posture of royal ease, with his right hand resting on his raised knee and holding a bead, possibly the wish-granting jewel,cintamani, and the left hand resting on a... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2019

A very rare Jun purple-red-glazed bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 1484. A very rare Jun purple-red-glazed bowl with kintsugi repairs, Early Ming dynasty; 19.4 cm. diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - 350,000 (USD 23,100 - 44,900). Lot sold HKD 885,000. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: An American private collection China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 
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07 avril 2019

A ‘Chuzhou’ ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3070. A ‘Chuzhou’ ‘Longquan’ Celadon Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. D 9.5cm H 4cm. Estimate HKD 30,000 - 50,000 (USD 3,821 - 6,369). Lot sold HKD 59,000 (USD 7,515). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
03 avril 2019

An Extremely Rare Jun Blue-Glazed Hexagonal Flower Pot, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 3308. An Extremely Rare Jun Blue-Glazed Hexagonal Flower Pot, Early Ming Dynasty; 16.4 cm, 6 1/2 in. Estimate: HK$10,000,000 - 15,000,000/ US$ 1,280,000 - 1,920,000. Lot Sold 12,175,000 HKD (1,568,262 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of hexagonal section, the straight sides flaring steeply to an everted rim, all supported on a stepped base with six short feet, covered overall with a rich cascading lavender-blue glaze thinning to pale olive-green at the edges, the base pierced with... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2019

Selected Imperial Ming Ceramics from the Tianminlou Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 03 Apr 2019

Antiques collector Ko Shih-Chao. Photo: Jonathan Wong Ko Shih Chao and the Tianminlou Collection Regina Krahl It was with a distinct shock of pleasure that I realized the extent of his success in assembling what is unquestionably one of the finest groups of these wares to be seen anywhere in private hands today… This is how in 1987 John Ayers characterised the collecting activity of Ko Shih Chao (1911-1992) and his Tianminlou Collection, when he wrote an introduction to the collection catalogue. Thirty years... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2019

An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3508. An Imperial and Rare Gilt Lacquer Bronze Figure of Guandi, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 187cm W 124cm L 95.3 cm. Estimate HKD 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 (USD 1,910,850 - 3,184,750). Lot sold HKD 55,460,000 (USD 7,063,940). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Yamanaka, Purchased on 19022. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston3. Christie's New York, 2 December 1993, lot.1204. The Ten-Views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. FR424. Poly Auction Hong Kong.... [Lire la suite]
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]