19 septembre 2021

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' jar and cover, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 89. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'lotus' jar and cover, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty. Height overall 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of compressed baluster form, the body freely carved with a stylized lotus scroll issuing furling leaves above a band of upright lappets encircling the base, the similarly decorated cover modeled as an undulating lotus pad with a stem-form knop, all covered with a translucent jade-green glaze... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2020

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

Lot 505. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod censer, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Diameter 12 in., 31 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 7,560 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the broad shallow sides supported on three mask-and-paw feet rising to an incurved rim, crisply molded to the exterior with the 'Eight Trigrams' between registers of deftly incised floral scroll and raised florets, all under an unctuous blue-green glaze save for the center impressed with a leafy floral spray and the protruding... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3502. A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 687,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The hollow circular bowl is detailed on the exterior with a band of sword pommel scrolls carved through alternate layers of cinnabar-red, green, yellow, and black lacquer. The design is repeated on both sides of the tray and again on the slightly splayed foot. The interior... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A large tixi black lacquer petal-lobed tray, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3501. A large tixi black lacquer petal-lobed tray, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 937,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The large five-lobed tray is well carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with concentric bands of sword pommel scrolls radiating from a central florette comprised of five ruyi-heads enclosing a circle. The reverse is decorated with a further band... [Lire la suite]
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]