24 septembre 2019

A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 674. A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Finely carved around the cavetto through the brown lacquer to the cinnabar-red ground, with four peonies borne on a leafy meander, the central undecorated medallion corresponding in shape to the lobed rim, the gently rounded sides on the exterior with a further floral scroll,... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 34. A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty; 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,840 - USD 6,401). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 23 March 2010, lot 63 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
15 septembre 2018

A carved Longquan celadon vase, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, mid-14th-early 15th century

Lot 1310. A carved Longquan celadon vase, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, mid-14th-early 15th century; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The high-shouldered, tapering body is carved with a wide band of leafy flower scroll between a band of narrow, upright chrysanthemum petals below and a band of peonies on the shoulder, all under a glaze of sea-green color that also covers the interior and base and thins on the mouth... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2018

A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century 

Lot 226. A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 19¼ x 13½ in. (49 x 34.3 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 504,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The rectangular plaque finely carved in the center with Buddha Aksobhya seated indhyanasana on a waisted lotus throne draped in the center with a cloth, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra and left resting in the lap in dhyanamudra,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3816. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Well potted with generously rounded shoulders, the convex base encircled by an unglazed foot burnt a russet color, the lotus leaf-form cover with partially upturned rim applied with a small stem-like knop, the glaze of bright blue-green tone. Note: Longquan celadon jars... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2017

A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3817. A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 400,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior decorated in relief with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', below scrolls carved in the well, the exterior carved with chrysanthemum petals, all... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Lot sold 1,568,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 121. A  'Longquan' celadon 'Eight Trigrams' tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 32 cm, 12 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted and raised on three mask-and-paw feet, the shallow rounded sides carved with the 'Eight Trigrams' between bands of applied floret bosses encircling the incurved rim and base, covered overall with a lustrous sea-green glaze falling short of the centre of the interior and the raised bevelled disc on the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2017

A carved Longquan celadon wine jar, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 2141. A carved Longquan celadon wine jar, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 7,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of slightly compressed baluster form with a lipped rim, carved around the sides with panels enclosing chrysanthemums alternating with four characters reading jin yu man tang, between scrolling foliage surrounding the shoulder and lappets around the countersunk base, covered overall with a thick rich green crackled glaze, wood cover. 10 1/2in (26.7cm) high  ... [Lire la suite]