06 mars 2023

A large russet-painted black-glazed jar, guan, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 846. A large russet-painted black-glazed jar, guan, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 9 in. (23 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. © Christie's 2023 The high-shouldered jar with lipped mouth is covered with a blackish-brown glaze and painted on the sides in russet slip with three flying bird motifs. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London, 2014.J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 4835. Note: Typically dark-glazed, Jin-dynasty jars of this type are often painted in russet... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2022

An important and exceptionally painted blue and white 'fish' jar, guan, Yuan dynasty

  Lot 6. The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. An important and exceptionally painted blue and white 'fish' jar, guan, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368); w. 35.3 cm. Lot sold: 39,700,000 HKD. (Estimate: 20,000,000 - 25,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022  the sturdily-potted baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short straight neck with a lipped rim, superbly painted around the body in vibrant cobalt blue with four fishes swimming in a pond amidst large... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2022

Christie's to offer works from one of the world's premier Chinese art galleries J. J. Lally & Co.

A very rare Guan bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279), formerly in the collection of Carl Kempe; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate: $800,000-1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2022. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present a dedicated sale of works from the gallery of one of the most important connoisseurs and dealers in fine Chinese art. The live auction will encompass Chinese ceramics and works of art from the Shang through the Qing dynasties, and will be complemented by an online sale of the gallery’s... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2020

A large rare inscribed Longquan celadon 'sanduo' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century

Lot 414. A large rare inscribed Longquan celadon 'sanduo' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century; w. 33 cm, 13 in. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold: 163,800 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. carved wood stand and cover, the wood cover surmounted by a jade finial. Provenance: A South American private collection. Note: The crisp decoration of sanduo, the 'Three Abundances' including peaches, pomegranates and lychees, on this Longquan jar is particularly striking. The... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2020

A rare blue and white 'boys' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 30. A rare blue and white 'boys' jar, guan, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circles and of the period (1573-1619). Hauteur: 28 cm. (11 in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000. Price realised EUR 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. L'extérieur est peint de couleurs vives en bleu profond d'une scène continue de jeunes garçons rieurs jouant dans un jardin. L'épaulement est orné d'une frise de motifs géométriques. La base porte une marque Wanli à six... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2020

A large famille verte jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3151. A large  famille verte jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The broad body is decorated on the upper and lower body with scenes of figures at various pursuits framed by rocks and trees, including three tribute bearers bringing gifts to an official reclining on a luohanchuang, a military official and his entourage, a gathering of... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2020

An exquisite imperial inscribed Mughal white jade jar, guan, Qianlong Guimao cyclical date, 1783 and of the period

Lot 54. An exquisite imperial inscribed Mughal white jade jar, guan, Qianlong Guimao cyclical date corresponding to 1783 and of the period; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide. Estimate On Request. Price realised GBP 391,650. © Christie's Images Ltd 2002. The body of compressed oval shape resting on a finely carved floral bloom, the edges of the petals gently curved to form the foot, encircled by overlapping leaves carved in shallow-relief radiating from the base and repeated on the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2019

A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century

  Lot 4. A white-glazed 'dragon' jar, guan, 16th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000. Price realised GBP 10,158. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 The body freely incised with a striding five-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl amidst cloud scrolls above a band of lotus petals around the base, covered in a white glaze pooling darker in the decoration to emphasise the design, rim polished. Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 329. ... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-156

Lot 1860. A rare green and yellow incised 'dragon' jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); 5 7/16in. (13.6 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 583,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The ovoid body incised and glazed in yellow on a green ground with two scaly dragons leaping to grasp the 'flaming pearls' amidst scattered clouds and flames between a band of lappets enclosing foliated motifs around the base and a... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A rare Yuan blue and white baluster 'fish' jar, guan, circa 1350

Lot 781. A rare Yuan blue and white baluster 'fish' jar, guan, circa 1350; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,135,000. © Christie's Image Ltd Finely painted in broad strokes in cobalt of soft inky-blue tone with four different species of fish, confronted in pairs, interspersed with clusters of flowering lotus, swimming among duckweed and ferns, all above clumps of wavy stemmed eel grass rising from the base, the short vertical neck with a thin... [Lire la suite]