07 mars 2019

A rare copper-red-decorated 'peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 1624. A rare copper-red-decorated 'Peony scroll' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegantly potted body is freely decorated in a greyish tone of copper red with four peony blossoms alternately shown in profile and full face and budding flowers borne on scrolling, leafy stems, all between a large cloud collar filled with hatching on the shoulder and lotus lappets containing ruyi-head... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2019

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 607. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck and an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulating stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 2639. A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely carved with a medallion enclosing a landscape scene, depicting a scholar and attendant standing on a fenced terrace over-looking a pavilion and garden filled with trees issuing from rockwork, all below swirling ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the angled shoulder... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white barbed cupstand, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 117. A rare blue and white barbed cupstand, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 19.6 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD (229,320 - 318,500 USD). Lot Sold 2,250,000 HKD (287,010 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim divided into eight bracket foliations, moulded on the interior with a central raised ring and around the exterior with crisp radiating ridges dividing the... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved barbed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398) 

Lot 291. A Longquan celadon carved barbed cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 3/8 in. (18.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted, the interior carved in the center with a flower sprig surrounded by a raised ring with outer lappet border encircled by a band of composite foliate scroll, below a barbed and lobed well conforming to the shape of the petal-barbed rim carved with classic scroll, covered overall with... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A rare early Ming moulded Longquan celadon barbed-rim cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 3814. A rare early Ming moulded Longquan celadon barbed-rim cup stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Decorated to the centre with a flower spray encircled by a raised border to hold a cup and a composite floral scroll, all below the shallow, petal-moulded sides and a band of classic scroll on the correspondingly barbed rim, covered overall in a translucent thick green... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

A rare copper-red decorated ewer, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 6. A rare copper-red decorated ewer, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 70,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 98,210 - USD 126,270). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The pear-shaped vessel is painted to the exterior in varied greyish tones of underglaze red with large peony blooms and leafy scrolls below a cloud collar and ascending bands of peony scroll, key fret and stiff leaves. It has a large strap handle and a long, curved spout, the latter decorated... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 102. A finely carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period. Height 13 in., 32.9 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's the elegantly proportioned pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot, sweeping up to a tall waisted neck rising to an everted lipped rim, the body boldly carved with four large peony sprays borne on an undulated stem also issuing furled leaves, above a broad lotus lappet band... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 128. A Rare Early Ming Blue and White Petal-Molded Cup Stand, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 7 3/4in. (19.7cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 244. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The center painted with a peony sprig encircled by a raised collar to support the cup and encircled by a continuous chrysanthemum scroll bearing six blossoms, with eight detached flower sprigs in the petal-molded well and a band of classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2018

A rare underglaze copper-red decorated ewer, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 32. A rare underglaze copper-red decorated ewer, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33.5cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 96,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the finely potted pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall flaring neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior in copper-red with four large peony heads borne on an undulating leafy scroll, divided to one side with a large strap handle decorated with a floral scroll and to the... [Lire la suite]