19 septembre 2019

A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 713. A large Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vessel is decorated with a continuous landscape scene of scholars and attendants enjoying leisurely activities amidst bamboo, between ruyi-shaped panels containing the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets above the foot. The decoration is outlined in raised slip and picked out in pale... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2019

A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century

Lot 777. A carved smokey-quartz figure of Li Bai, 18th-19th century; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The drunken poet is shown reclining beside an over-turned wine jar. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986.  Note: Li Bai (AD 701-762) was the foremost poet of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-907) and, together with Du Fu,... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2019

A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 770. A famille rose ruby-back dish, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 8 1/8 in. (20.5) cm. diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The dish is delicately enameled in the interior in vibrant tones with an elegant lady dressed in elaborate robes seated on a barrel-form stool beside large wine jars, jardinières and an incense stand as she watches two young boys at play. The exterior is covered with a ruby-pink enamel. ... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Sotheby's New York, 11 september 2019

Lot 687.  A blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides tapering to a short splayed foot, and rising to an everted rolled rim, the buff pinkish body covered by a thin layer of white slip around the neck and sides, flecked with irregular splashes of vibrant cobalt blue glaze cascading in painterly drips from the rim, beneath a pale straw glaze... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 721. A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.   The bowl is well potted with a deep, rounded body that rises to a slightly flared rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of rich egg yolk-yellow that pools darker above the foot.  Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984)... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A carved blue and white gu-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 716. A carved blue and white gu-form vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The vase is decorated with eight dragon roundels on a ground of carved peony blossoms. Provenance: Janis H. Palmer (1917-1984) Collection, Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1986. Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019