18 avril 2018

A superb pair of pink-ground famille-rose 'Landscape' vases, seal marks and of the period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2130. A superb pair of pink-ground famille-rose 'Landscape' vases, seal marks and of the period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 36.5 cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 99,220,000 HKD . Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. each well potted with a wide cylindrical body set between a slender waisted neck with a flared mouth at the top and a narrow slightly splayed foot, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic iron-red C- shaped 'ear' handles, the body deftly painted with a continuous... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2018

An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period

Lot 3020. An extremely rare and superb jade ceremonial blade, yazhang, Shimao Culture, Shaanxi, Neolithic period; 37.5 cm, 14 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,320,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 with an elongated form flaring slightly towards the arched cutting edge with one subtly bevelled side, the opposite end flanked by angular projections and centred with a pierced aperture, each side finely incised with parallel lines, one with an additional incised... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 138. A 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (907-1279); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of circular form supported on a splayed foot, the flat cover carved with a bird flying amidst a foliate scroll, applied overall with an olive-green glaze (2)  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York
19 mars 2018

A 'Changsha'-type pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A 'Changsha'-type pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot Sold 2,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of double-gourd shape, the shoulders set with a curved handle and with two small loops, a single molded lotus flower applied below the faceted spout, all under a thin olive-green glaze  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

Three circular 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 136. Three circular 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); diameter of the widest 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 23,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 each box of shallow circular form, the domed covers each incised with designs of confronted birds, flowers and foliage beneath a translucent olive-green glaze, together with: a small celadon-glazed bowl (7).  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A large foliate-shaped 'Jun' bowl , Late Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 134. A large foliate-shaped 'Jun' bowl , Late Song-Yuan dynasty; diameter 9 1/2 in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2011 deeply potted with fluted sides and foliate rim, raised on a short slightly splayed foot, applied inside and out with a rich, slightly crackled pale blue glaze ending just above the foot burnt orange during the firing. Provenance: C. T. Loo, Paris, 1964. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

Lot 131. A carved 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of shallow circular form, skillfully carved on the top with two peonies in full bloom, the petals lightly incised with combed lines, encircled by short incised sprigs along the edge of the cover, applied overall with a pale olive-green glaze (2).  Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 127. Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter of widest 3 5/8 in., 9.2 cm. Estimate 3,500 — 5,500 USD. Lot Sold 7,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 one box of flat circular form, the cover molded in shallow relief with two flowers, all under an olive-green glaze, the second in the form of three boxes with covers molded as melons, borne on undulating stems in relief  forming a handle, covered in an iridescent pale green... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A 'Yue' chimera water pot, Western Jin dynasty (265-316)

Lot 126. A 'Yue' chimera water pot, Western Jin dynasty (265-316); length 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot Sold 28,125 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 in a recumbent pose with head held high, resting on four squat claw feet, with a finely modeled mane, a cylindrical aperture on the back, applied overall with an olive-green glaze.  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York
18 mars 2018

A 'Guan'-type vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 118. A 'Guan'-type vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century; length 8 3/4 in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of rectangular section, the rounded sides rising to a flattened top pierced with five circular apertures, the sides set with a pair of molded lion masks suspending rings, covered overall with an opaque grayish-blue glaze. Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar... [Lire la suite]