31 août 2019

A finely carved Longquan celadon bowl, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

  Lot 1056. A finely carved Longquan celadon bowl, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 8 ¼ in. (20.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The interior is carved with a chrysanthemum flowerhead in the center, surrounded by a leafy composite floral scroll in the well, which is repeated on the exterior. It is covered under a glaze of soft sea-green color, lacquer cover, Japanese wood box.  Note: This finely carved bowl is exceptional for the beauty of its glaze... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

A magnificent and very rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed flowerpot, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 91. A magnificent and very rare 'jun' mallow-shaped lavender-glazed flowerpot, Early Ming dynasty; height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm; diameter 10 3/4 in., 27.3 cm. Estimate USD 350,000 — 450,000. Lot sold USD 469,000. © Sotheby's the superbly potted vessel of hexagonal section, the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim, covered overall with a lustrous lavender glaze, highlighted with brilliant cascades of vivid sky-blue and deep pinkish-purple, draining away... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A Fine 'jun' sky-blue narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 100. A Fine 'jun' sky-blue narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty; diameter 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate USD 300,000 — 400,000. Lot sold USD 825,000. © Sotheby's of shallow circular form with curved sides, the exterior molded with a raised band featuring evenly spaced drum-nail bosses below the rounded rim, another row of bosses near the foot, all supported by three boldly scrolling ruyi-head bracket feet, covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze exhibiting a network of 'worm trails', the edge... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2019

A superb 'jun' purple-splashed narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 97. A superb 'jun' purple-splashed narcissus bowl, Early Ming dynasty; diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate USD 400,000 — 500,000. Lot sold USD 869,800. © Sotheby's the wide gently curved sides articulated on the exterior with a raised band of regularly spaced molded drum-nail bosses below the lipped mouth rim, with another row of bosses above the three boldly-scrolled ruyi-head bracket feet, the interior covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze, featuring a fine network of 'worm trails' to... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small and finely carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 24. A small and finely carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Early Ming dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. © Sotheby's deeply carved with leafy branches of lychee, each fruit with diaper decoration on a diaper ground. Provenance: An old Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.
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06 août 2019

A small carved tixi lacquer cup, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1081. A small carved tixi lacquer cup, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 2¾ in. (6.1 cm). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The cup is crisply carved on the exterior with a band of four ruyi heads, exposing the intricate red and black layers of the lacquer. The base has a three-petal whorl design. The interior is covered in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

01 juin 2019

A white-glazed lobed jar, early Ming dynasty

Lot 412. A white-glazed lobed jar, early Ming dynasty; 11.5 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to an eight bracket-lobed rim, covered overall save for the footring in a sage-green glaze. Note: A closely related jar of this form, excavated in 2002 from the Xuande stratum at Jingdezhen and now preserved at the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, is exhibited... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

A large Longquan celadon deep bowl, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3102. A large Longquan celadon deep bowl, early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The bowl has deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim and stands on a short foot ring. It is covered all over in a thick, even celadon glaze of sea-green tone, with a circle in the interior of the foot ring left unglazed to expose the body, Japanese lacquer cover, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese... [Lire la suite]
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]