04 octobre 2021

A blue and white lotus ewer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 851. A blue and white lotus ewer, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's 2021 The pear-shaped ewer is decorated in shades of underglaze blue with seven bands of various motifs, including lotus scroll and galloping horses. The spout emerges from the open mouth of a mythical beast, and the base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. Provenance: Vallin Galleries, Wilton, Connecticut, 1980s-90s. ... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2021

A blue and white qilin basin, late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 849. A blue and white qilin basin, late Ming dynasty, early 17th century; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) diam. box. Estimate: USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's 2021 The basin is decorated on the interior with a qilin leaping within rocky landscape. The cavetto is decorated with three sections of landscapes with pavilions, below the everted rim reverse-decorated with ruyi scrolls. The exterior is decorated with flower and leafy sprays, and the base is... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 908. Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.The larger 66 ¾ in. (169.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,158,000. © Christie's 2021 Both figures are powerfully cast with expressive faces set in a grimace, and are shown standing with feet apart and firmly planted on a separate rockwork base. One figure is shown wearing a tall scholar’s cap and a loose robe with long sleeves that fall in heavy folds below... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 195. A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 5 3/8in (13.7cm) diameter, box. Estimate US$ 2,000 - US$ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,275 (€ 1,088). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with figural garden scenes at the center below plain cavetto's, the reverse sides with red-lacquered basket-weave design, the bases painted in black lacquer, the scenes include the first Tang emperor, Gaozu, shooting arrows at a peacock screen; two farmers... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 187. A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 1/4in (8.2cm) diameter, cloth wrap, Japanese wood box. Estimate US$ 2,500 - US$ 4,500. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical cover very deeply carved in unusal high relief with a coastal or lakeside scene with a figure crossing a bridge to a group of buildings in which sit two further figures, all set amongst rocky outcrops and trees receeding to the distance with a small hut on a... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A Rare Chinese 'Kinrande' Porcelain Bowl and Cover, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 140. A Rare Chinese 'Kinrande' Porcelain Bowl and Cover, Late Ming Dynasty. Diameter 4 1/4 inches. Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000. Sold for $2,394. Copyright © 2021 William Doyle Galleries, Inc. Of rounded form, decorated in the Japanese style with gilt blossoms and leafy tendrils against a coral red ground. C Property from an Esteemed New York Collection. Doyle. Asian Works of Art. Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 10am EDT

26 juillet 2021

A blue and white reticulated 'flower' bowl, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 357. A blue and white reticulated 'flower' bowl, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Diamètre: 9 cm. (3 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,500. Price Realised EUR 1,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021
26 juillet 2021

Two blue and white reticulated bowls, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

Lot 356. Two blue and white reticulated bowls, late Ming dynasty, circa 1640. Largeur: circa 11,5 cm. (4 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price Realised EUR 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 13 December 2012, lot 518. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 June - 25 June 2021
01 juillet 2021

Blanc-de-Chine sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 574. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty; 26.3cm (10 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 6,375 (€ 7,409). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Seated in meditation, his legs crossed in padmasana, the hands resting in his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders and tied at the waist, the head lowered with serene expression, the hair fashioned in a mass of tight curls, set on a stylised double-lotus-lappet base. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, LondonA Swiss... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

A rare large cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, taibo zun, Jingtai incised seal mark, late Ming Dynasty

Lot 545. A rare large cloisonné enamel beehive-shaped waterpot, taibo zun, Jingtai incised seal mark, Late Ming Dynasty; 20.2cm (8in) diam. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 10,837 (€ 12,630). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Set on four semi-circular feet, the body decorated with undulating densely-meandering yellow, brick-red, white and dark green lotus sprays issuing from leafy stems, a lotus-leaf-lappet collar framing the aperture, incised apocryphal Jingtai two-character seal mark on the base. ... [Lire la suite]