04 octobre 2023

Bowl shaped as lotus blossom & Storage jar guan decorated with flowers, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Bowl shaped as lotus blossom, Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Celadon glazed stoneware, height 6 cm, depth Ø 15 cm. National Gallery of Prague, Vu 2640. Storage jar guan decorated with flowers, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Celadon glazed stoneware, height 22 cm, depth Ø 23,3 cm. National Gallery of Prague, Vu 2698. One of the most valued kinds of ceramics in China were vessels with greenish glaze, known as celadon. Elegant silhouettes with subtle ornamentation of carved lotus leaves and a softly blended thick glaze are... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2023

An extremely rare clair-de-lune-glazed 'hundred rib’ jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 905. An extremely rare clair-de-lune-glazed 'hundred rib’ jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.7 cm wide, cloth box. Price realised USD 504,000 (Estimate: USD 400,000 – USD 600,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023. Sturdily potted with broad, rounded shoulders beneath the lipped rim, the jar is molded with narrow, vertical ribs and is covered overall with an even sky-blue glaze with the exception of the flat base. Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 3902. Note:... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2023

An imperial fahua ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Chenghua-Hongzhi period, late 15th century

Lot 896. An imperial fahua ‘dragon’ jar, guan, Chenghua-Hongzhi period, late 15th century; 18.4 cm high. Price realised USD 1,500,000 (Estimate $200,000-300,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023. The jar is boldly decorated with five dragons writhing above crashing waves all below a lotus lappet band encircling the short neck, the designs outlined in raised slip with incised details and picked-out in turquoise and white glaze on a dark blue-glazed ground. The interior and base are... [Lire la suite]
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. Price Realised USD 21, 480. © 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... [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]