07 mai 2021

A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

  Lot 3618. A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 29.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 3,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad curving body painted with a foliate band of composite blooms between a ruyi border and a band of foam-crested waves, the vase angling to broad shoulders similarly painted with the sequence of crested waves, floral,... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2020

A Qingbai moulded ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 361. A Qingbai moulded ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); overall 8.2 cm, 3¼ in. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,600 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. Exhibited: From the Tang to the Qing: Chinese Ceramics from circa 618-1850 A.D. from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1996, cat. no. 33. Splendor of the Past: The Spirit and Form of Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2020

A moulded Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 345. A moulded Qingbai lobed ewer and cover, Song dynasty (960-1127); w. 13 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 HKD. Lot sold 13,750 HKD (1,567 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of lobed melon form, set with a short spout opposite a curved handle with a loop, the shoulder moulded with a lobed band of stylised foliate scrolls reserved against a punched ground, surmounted by a domed cover, covered overall in a transparent bluish glaze. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2020

A pair of famille verte ewers and covers, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 17. A pair of famille verte ewers and covers, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, each. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 1,875. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2020 Richly enameled on each side with flowering prunus branches. Christie’s. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Tibor Collection, Part II, New York, 23 January 2020
28 janvier 2020

A pair of rare small blue and white ewers and covers, 18th-19th century

Lot 1327. A pair of rare small blue and white ewers and covers, 18th-19th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 255,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each ewer is delicately potted with a globular body raised on a spreading foot with a pie-crust border, and is finely painted around the sides with a wide band of vertical foliate scrolls bordered by double lines and interrupted on one side by a long curving spout emerging from the mouth of a mythical... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2019

A rare Mughal-style spinach-green jade ewer and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 31. A rare Mughal-style spinach-green jade ewer and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century; 19 cm, 7½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 EUR. Lot sold: 31,250 EUR. © Sotheby's. la panse finement décorée de côtes torses à motifs feuillagés en partie supérieure et inférieure, le col légèrement évasé coiffé d'un couvercle orné d'une frise feuillagée et surmonté d'une prise en forme de lotus, le bec verseur de section octogonale, la anse en bronze doré d'époque postérieure. ... [Lire la suite]

27 octobre 2019

A Qingbai ewer and cover and a Qingbai foliate bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127 AD)

Lot 6. A Qingbai ewer and cover and a Qingbai foliate bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127 AD). The ewer, 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm). high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,425 - USD 10,280). Unsold. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The ewer has an eight lobed body rising to a tall flaring neck, the strap handle and cover both have loops for attachment. The lobed bowl has a foliate rim and is supported on a short foot. Provenance: The ewer: With Luen Chai Curios Store, Hong Kong, 23 August 2000.The... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1062. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) across. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The ewer has a compressed tapering body decorated with a continuous river landscape below a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder below the neck, and is set with a faceted S-shaped spout emerging from a lion mask opposite the imitation-bamboo handle. The domed cover is decorated with ruyi-heads below the lotus bud finial, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift at Sotheby's NY, 10/09/2019

  Lot 23. A celadon and russet jade carving of a camel, Tang - Ming dynasty. Length 2 1/4  in., 5.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. recumbent with the legs tucked close to the body, the pronounced ribs showing between the bent legs, two small humps rising along the spine, the neck resting against the shoulders and the head slightly bowed with the eyes open, the lips sealed and the ears relaxed, the fur finely incised at the forehead and hump, the... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

Song-Yuan Dynasty Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver from Dr. Johan Carl Kempe at Christie's NY

Lot 566. A rare double scabbard and knives, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 10th-14th century; 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) long; weight 76 g. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The handles of the iron knives are embellished with finely chased gold sheet decorated with foliate scrolls and inlaid with small turquoise cabochons. Both scabbards are of slightly different length and attached to each other on one side. Each is made of wood and reinforced with gold and silver sheets decorated... [Lire la suite]