12 avril 2022

A polychrome-painted wood figure of an official, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 564. A polychrome-painted wood figure of an official, Late Ming dynasty; Height 20¾ in., 52.7 cm. Lot sold: 4,032 USD (Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the Carlton and June Baxter Collection. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022

12 avril 2022

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 542. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Late Ming dynasty; Height 20¼ in., 51.5 cm; affixed metal stand. Lot sold: 5,040 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Speed Art Museum. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Preston Pope Satterwhite (1867-1948). Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 1944 (acc. no. 1944.24.1). Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
12 avril 2022

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 541. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' vase, Late Ming dynasty; Height 19⅝ in., 49.8 cm; metal stand. Lot sold: 6,048 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Speed Art Museum. Provenance: Collection of Dr. Preston Pope Satterwhite (1867-1948). Gifted to the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, in 1944 (acc. no. 1944.24.1). Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
12 avril 2022

A kesi 'lions' panel, Late Ming dynasty

 Lot 527. A kesi 'lions' panel, Late Ming dynasty; Height 23¼ in., 59 cm; Width 15½ in., 39.4 cm; framed. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from the Collection of Anthony G. Henderson. Provenance: Acquired circa the 1970s-80s. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
18 mars 2022

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 284. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' hu-form vase, Late Ming dynasty. Height 13¼ in., 34.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Samuel P. Avery, Jr. (1847-1920). Gifted to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, in 1909 (acc. no. 09.438). Literature: John Getz, Catalogue of the Avery Collection of Ancient Chinese Cloisonnés, New York, 1912, pl. 83. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 23... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze. Provenance : From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years Note: A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine incense burner, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 4 ¾ inches, 12 cm diameter. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. of archaic bronze lian form on three ruyi-head bracket feet, impressed with a central band of archaic animals on a liwen ground between horizontal ribs, covered in a white glaze. Provenance : From an English private collection, purchased from Marchant circa 1975. Note: A similar example was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 75a, p. 113; another was included... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Christie's London, 10 May 2011

A large cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) high. Sold for GBP 22,500 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 135. © Christie's 2022 The globular body with waisted neck and tall spreading foot, the decorative motifs divided into horizontal registers, the main decorative band with classic lotus scrolls repeated around the foot, below a band of flowering and fruiting sprays detailed with a butterfly and a band of grapes hanging from curling vines, mounted... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2022

A glazed earthenware figure of Guanyin, late Ming dynasty

Lot 780. A glazed earthenware figure of Guanyin, late Ming dynasty. H. 42,5 cm. Sold: €1,700 (Est: €1,000 - €1,500). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Seated in rajalilasana on a lotus rising from the primordial waters flanked by a pair of worshippers, her right hand resting on the raised knee, the left holding the flask, wearing various garments including a wide-sleeved mantle, her face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes and her hair combed in a chignon secured with a tiara.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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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]