02 avril 2019

Six Treasures from an Important Private Collection at Sotheby's Hong Kong 3 april 2019

Lot 102.  An extremely rare and important blue and white Middle-Eastern inspired stand, wudangzun, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); h. 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate: HK$20,000,000 — 30,000,000/ US$ 2,547,600 - 3,821,400. Lot Sold 23,575,000 HKD (3,036,696 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.   inspired by a Middle Eastern metal prototype, well potted with a hollow, waisted cylindrical body centred by a raised horizontal rib, flaring gently towards... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 614. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster jar sweeping upward from a waisted lower body to a generous shoulder and upright rim, the exterior with four registers of vertical ribs divided by horizontal fillets, the slightly domed cover with an undulating rim surmounted by a small stem-form knop, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green glaze save for the well, rim, foot... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

A rare large iron-red, green and yellow enameled dragon jar, Guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 68. A rare large iron-red, green and yellow enameled dragon jar, Guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 36 cm (14 1/4 in.). Estimate: €6,000 - €8,000 (US$6,779 - US$9,039). Vendu 23 400 €. © Artcurial De forme balustre, la panse décorée de trois registres horizontaux, de lotus et rinceaux dans la partie basse, de quatre grands dragons et nuages stylisés au milieu, et d'une frise de dragons sur l'épaulement, le col et le couvercle reprenant le décor de lotus et rinceaux feuillagés, une frise de ruyi atour... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2018

A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century 

Lot 308. A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of baluster form, painted in 'windswept' style with two groups of warriors approaching a bridge from either side, on one side the soldier is followed by an official, while on the reverse one of the three soldiers is dismounted and shown carrying a gift, all below clouds in a landscape setting, and between a band of... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century 

Lot 294. A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 45,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted and carved with a wide band of sweeping peony scroll between a band of slender petals below and a ruyi band on the shoulder which is applied with two finely molded lion masks, with a band of diamond-pattern diaper on the tapering neck, covered inside and out with a... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A very rare Guan lobed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2902. A very rare Guan lobed tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 2,200,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 4,660,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bulbous body is potted with three lobes and a raised band on the shoulder, supported on three cabriole feet, rising to a slightly lipped rim, the handles now missing. It is covered overall with a thick, crackled glaze of greyish-green tone, thinning to a purplish colour at... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon jar, guan, 14th-15th century

Lot 344. A 'Longquan' celadon jar, guan, 14th-15th century; 32 cm, 12 1/2  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short broad neck, carved around the exterior with a chrysanthemum scroll and covered overall in a pale celadon glaze. Literature: U. Wiesner, Seladon Swatow Blauweiss/Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Koln, 1983, pl. 35. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale:... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 51. A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 29.4cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Lot Sold 301,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the baluster body rising from a slightly recessed base to pronounced shoulders surmounted by a short neck with rolled rim, boldly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of scrolling peony and lotus, each bloom borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem with attendant offshoot buds, finely... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

A small Guan tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 2225. A small Guan tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 300,000 © Christie’s Images Limited 2013 The censer is potted with a compressed globular body supported on three cabriole feet and surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flat everted rim, with three narrow, tapering flanges beginning at a slight ridge on the shoulder and trailing down each leg. The censer is covered with a finely crackled glaze... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A very rare small Guan arrow vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 3056. A very rare small Guan arrow vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (52,557 - 73,580 EUR). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018. well potted with a globular body rising from a short tapered foot, sweeping up to a tall cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, covered overall in a lustrous glaze of bluish-grey tone suffused with a faint matrix of fine crackles, falling short of the thinly pared footring... [Lire la suite]