16 juin 2020

A blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period and a blue and white figure of an official, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

Lot 574. A blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566) and a blue and white figure of an official, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21 and 18 cm, 8 1/4  and 7 1/8  in. Estimate 10,000 — 20,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244  EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bowl decorated on the interior with two dragons wreathed in lotuses.  Note: A closely related blue-glazed 'dragon' bowl from the Qing court collections, and... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2020

A blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 574. A blue and white jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 32.8 cm, 13 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD (21,366 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, painted on the exterior with scholars engaging in various leisure activites, all between horses and cranes among stylised ruyi clouds bands at the base and shoulder and a ruyi and auspicious knot band at the neck.  Provenance: An English... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A large white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 576. A large white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); h. 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (25,639EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, of ovoid form, covered overall in an opaque white glaze stopping above the foot revealing the unglazed base.  Provenance: An English private collection, Surrey. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
07 avril 2020

A rare white-glazed anhua-decorated 'lotus' stem bowl, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 56. A rare white-glazed anhua-decorated 'lotus' stem bowl, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 113⁄4 in. (29.7 cm.) long. Estimate: HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (EUR 8,184 - EUR 15,345). Price Realised: HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's London, 11 June 1996, lot 33A Hong Kong private family collectionSold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 November 2017, lot 432. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April
01 avril 2020

Two carved cinnabar-lacquer bowls, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 3147. Two carved cinnabar-lacquer bowls, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 10.8 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep rounded form resting on a short foot, carved to one bowl with leafy fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate, and lychee, all reserved on a diaper ground; the other similarly decorated with two pairs of songbirds perched upon leafy branches of fruiting lychee on a diaper ground, both... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2020

A rare Ming qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon' octafoil box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 2031. A rare Ming qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon' octafoil box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 12 3/4 (32.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The top delicately incised with a large full-face five-clawed dragon holding an overflowing 'treasure basin' aloft amidst stylised clouds and above crested waves breaking against jagged rocks at the base, all picked out in red, brown, green and black and... [Lire la suite]

29 février 2020

A rare and exquisitely carved Ming polychrome lacquer domed peach-shaped box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1862. A rare and exquisitely carved Ming polychrome lacquer domed peach-shaped box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The domed cover surmounted by a central 'flaming pearl' surrounded by four ruyi heads, carved around the steep sides with a contorted five-clawed dragon and a phoenix, their scales and feathers finely detailed using the layers... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555

Lot 1284. A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555, and of the period; 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ochre-yellow, green and blackish-brown-glazed figure of Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana atop a double-lotus base from which issue clouds that encase the bottom of the... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'magic fountain' ewer, Changsheng bulao four-character mark, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 90. A rare blue and white 'magic fountain' ewer, Changsheng bulao four-character mark, Jiajing period (1522-1566). 33cm (13in) high. Estimate: £22,000 - £28,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams.  Of compressed globular form with a long waisted neck below a galleried rim, painted in vivid tones of blue on each side of the body with an elaborate water fountain surmounted by a cross and supported by a mythical qilin, the neck with upright plantain leaves, the elegantly curved... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 53. A large blue and white 'dragon' jar, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,970 - USD 19,455). Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The jar is decorated to the exterior in inky tones of cobalt blue with two winged dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst scrolling clouds, above a band of waves, all between a band of Buddhist lions and brocade balls to the shoulder and a stylised lappet band to the foot. Note:... [Lire la suite]