25 novembre 2018

A Qingbai ewer and cover and a small celadon-glazed 'fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 370. A Qingbai ewer and cover and a small celadon-glazed 'fish' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.3 and 13 cm, 4 1/2  and 5 1/8  in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 18,750 HKD (2,107 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ewer with lobed sides, fitted with a cover carved with a floret; the dish with an everted rim, the interior moulded with a pair of addorsed carp. Provenance: Hong Kong Auctioneers & Estate Agency Limited (label). Sotheby's. Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2018

A Kinrande ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 727. A kinrande ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The ewer has a pear-shaped body decorated in iron red, green, turquoise and black with two large tear drop-shaped panels reserved on the iron-red diaper ground, and with two peony sprig-filled quatrefoil panels, one positioned beneath the S-shaped strut that attaches the elongated spout to the waisted... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2018

An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 1135. An amber-glazed ewer and cover, Liao dynasty, 10th-11th century; 10 7/8 in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer has a rounded, lobed body rouletted with undulating bands below the canted shoulder incised with a foliate scroll, and set with a tubular spout opposite the strap handle attached to the tall, cylindrical neck, and is covered with a finely crackled glaze of yellow-amber color, while the base is... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2017

A rare Yueyao celadon ewer and cover, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 82. A rare Yueyao celadon ewer and cover, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1127). 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lots sold 162,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded lobed sides rising from a short slightly spreading foot to a straight neck with an applied ear-shaped strap handle, opposite an elegant outward turned spout, the body delicately incised to each side with a design of two cranes below trailing clouds, with a band of scrolling foliage at... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1122. A Qingbai ewer and cover, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is potted with eight vertical lobes that rise to an overlapping lotus petal collar at the base of the trumpet neck, and a leaf is incised at the base of the curved spout and strap handle. The cover is surmounted by a Buddhist lion finial and has a small rectangular cut-out flanked by two tiny holes on... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 119. A tall parcel-gilt silver ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 31cm., 12 1/4in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 31,700 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's inspired from a Persian metal form, worked from thin silver sheet with a flattened pear-shaped body tapering into a long neck surmounted by a stepped cover with bud finial, applied with a long tubular 'S'-shaped handle and an elegant dragon-headed 'S'-shaped spout, decorated on each side in repousse with a pear-shaped... [Lire la suite]

21 juillet 2017

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 241. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000. Price realised GBP 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid body with tall flaring neck, slender S-scroll faceted spout and C-scroll handle, painted to the body with a wide band depicting an Immortal and attendant seated on rockwork below bamboo and weeping willow among clouds, the reverse with a figure on horseback with boy attendant carrying... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2017

A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century 

Lot 271. A rare Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, 18th century, 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 51,650 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in the Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with a shaped cartouche on each side, one enclosing a peach branch, the other a loquat branch, each flanked by ascending flower stems, all between a band of petal lappets below and bands of foliate scroll and upright leaves on the neck, the curved... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2017

A Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 506. A Ming-style blue and white ewer and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795), 29.5 cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. of finely potted pear-shape, set to one side with an elegant curved spout secured to the body by a strut, and to the other a broad strap handle surmounted by an eyelet and applied at the lowest point with three moulded bosses simulating pegs, painted in vivid tones of underglaze-blue with... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

Chinese Jade vessels, stolen by prolific thieves in 2005, recovered and sold at auction for 10 times their estimate

Lot 1. A large Chinese celadon jade ewer and cover, Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate: £1,000-2,000. Price: £8,500. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis LONDON.- Four valuable Chinese jade miniature vessels have been recovered and successfully sold at Woolley & Wallis after being stolen over 12 years ago by M. O. At the time of the theft, O. and fellow thief Robert Barrett had recently served time in prison for similar crimes which were described by the Judge during sentencing as “despicable”. The men targeted elderly... [Lire la suite]