15 août 2019

A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 712. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The jar is decorated on one side with two immortals greeting Shoulao, who is shown seated under a pine tree flanked by a deer and an incense stand supporting a censer. The reverse is decorated with a scene of four scholars at various pursuits amidst large pine trees, clouds and lingzhi. The shoulder is decorated with ruyi panels... [Lire la suite]

15 août 2019

A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 705. A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robustly potted vessel is decorated in relief with The Eight Immortals separated by monster masks and beaded roundels suspending various auspicious emblems, all below geese and florets on the shoulder and above a band of stylized lotus lappets above the foot. The relief decoration is reserved on a mottled dark blue ground. Provenance: Mrs. Howell... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A rare reticulated Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 704. A rare reticulated Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The jar has a broad, tapering body decorated with scenes of scholars, some on horseback and some accompanied by attendants, alternating with mythical beast masks and beaded roundels suspending various emblems and tassels. The scenes are set within a continuous openwork landscape, which incorporates the façade of a building with a figure emerging... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar and cover, guan, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3218. A carved 'Longquan' celadon jar and cover, guan, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 13 3/4 in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price Realized HK$400,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  The thickly potted body is divided into eight lobes, each decorated with a flower spray and divided by vertical ribs, above a broad band of narrow petals. The domed cover is carved with similar floral-sprays beneath an unglazed biscuit finial in the form of a lion. The interior of the cover is carved... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 892. A rare copper-red-decorated and celadon-glazed 'Hundred rib' jar, guan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 100,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The jar is well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of 'one hundred' ribs glazed in pale celadon below the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze. The... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2019

A large Longquan celadon baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A large Longquan celadon baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 7/8in (25cm) height of jar, 12 5/8in (32cm) diam. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). © Bonhams. Thickly potted with a short neck and swelling body that tapers inward above a wide foot ring surrounding a separately inserted base plate, the walls carved with fruiting branches and flower sprays enclosed within eight ogival reserves above a lotus petal band, the glaze applied everywhere except the lip, part of the... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2019

A rare and large 'Fahua' 'Bajixiang and dignitaries' jar and cover, guan, First half of the 16th century

Lot 35. A rare and large 'Fahua' 'Bajixiang and dignitaries' jar and cover, guan, First half of the 16th century; 44cm (17 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 35,000 - 58,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019. Of compressed globular form, the central band decorated with scholars on horseback followed by a boy-attendant carrying a qin, amid gnarled pine trees, clouds and rocks, all between the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets around the waisted base, all picked... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A large blue and white 'ladies in garden' jar, guan, 16th century

Lot 85. A large blue and white 'ladies in garden' jar, guan, 16th century; 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285) © Bonhams 2001-2019 The heavily-potted vessel of shouldered hexagonal form with gently rounded sides and a short neck, finely painted with six ogival panels depicting garden scenes with court ladies engaging in various leisurely pursuits, set between stylised floral scrolls, above a band of palmettes reserved on a blue ground, the shoulder with a diaper... [Lire la suite]
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]