12 août 2014

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

A Longquan celadon bronze-form tripod censer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The compressed globular body raised on four cabriole legs, with a pair of applied D-shaped handles flanking the short neck and joining the shoulder to the edge of the everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of sea-green color, a central aperture in the base surrounded by the remains of a kiln support on the interior and the surrounding unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; with a Meiji... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, the center carved with a central peony spray below two lotus sprays and two peony sprays in the well, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for an unglazed ring on the base burnt orange in the firing; 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) diam., box, wood stand. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $10,000 Notes: Several examples of this type are known,... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2014

A Longquan celadon incense burner, Early Ming Dynasty

A Longquan celadon incense burner, Early Ming Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The shallow rounded body supported on tripod feet applied around the unglazed ring, each moulded as a lion paw, the exterior moulded in relief with the Eight Trigrams, flanked above and below by raised bosses, the rich olive-green glaze falling short of the centre of the interior impressed with a barbed medallion of lozenge diaper, 30.5cm diameter. Sold for £4,000 (€5,026) Provenance: Sotheby's, 17 December 1980, lot 315The Fiorentini Collection, no.AC45 A... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2014

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Potted with tall concave edges encircling a notably convex central well all raised upon a thickly molded foot ring, the interior cavetto incised in freely rendered scrolling patterns surrounding portions of the center of the dish impressed in vine and lotus scrollwork; all surfaces covered in a thick glaze pooling in varied shades of olive, except for a burnt cinnamon colored ring within the recessed base and isolated patches along the mouth and foot rims of similar hue where the... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2014

A Longquan celadon guan, Ming dynasty

A Longquan celadon guan, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams The stoutly potted compressed globular body carved with six reserves of sanduo under a short, rolled rim and covered with a pale celadon glaze, the base and rim burnt orange red in the firing. 9 1/2in (24.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 3,200 (€1,800 - 2,400) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 10:00 - http://www.bonhams.com/
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23 juin 2014

A Longquan celadon pear shaped vase, Ming dynasty

A Longquan celadon pear shaped vase, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams The ovoid body tapering into a waisted neck and set off by paired serpent-headed handles suspending single rings and linked by a raised double band repeated on the flared rim, the body elegantly carved with chrysanthemum flowers and radiating leafy stalks under a brilliant celadon glaze exhibiting a strong crackle on the neck, the suspended rings covered with red and green lacquer carved with five clawed dragons contesting flaming jewels. 15 3/4in (39.7cm) high.... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2014

A rare reticulated Longquan celadon meiping, Ming dynasty

A rare reticulated Longquan celadon meiping, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Thickly potted with a rolled rim and short neck that continues as a cylinder visible through the walls of inverted pear form cut with a band of flower petals at the shoulder and another of leafy scrolls above the molded band of elongated lotus petals around the body, the pale olive glaze stopping unevenly along the outer edges of the flared foot and also visible on the otherwise unglazed base where the exterior walls join the base of the cylindrical core. 5... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2014

A Longquan arrow vase with incised decoration, Ming dynasty

A Longquan arrow vase with incised decoration, Ming dynasty. Photo Bonhams Of pear form with two cylindrical ringed handles applied vertically to the waisted neck, the surfaces incised with bands of stiff leaves, peony flowers and leafy branches above a molded band of raised lotus petals radiating outward above the tall foot, the limpid olive green glaze covering the neck and exterior walls, with accidental splashes adhering to the cinnamon-burnt surfaces of the unglazed and deeply recessed base. 7 1/8in (18cm) high. Estimate US$... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2014

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty

A Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. Stoutly potted with ribbed interior centered on a molded floral spray under a plain, everted rim, the exterior without decoration, covered overall with a deep celadon glaze stopping at the foot rim burnt red in firing. 13 1/8in (33.4cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€1,800 - 2,900) Provenance: the foot with paper label reading 'Ann C. Woolworth 30' Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San Francisco, 24 Jun 2014 10:00 PDT - http://www.bonhams.com/
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21 juin 2014

Two Longquan celadon vases, Ming dynasty

Two Longquan celadon vases, Ming dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. Each similarly fashioned of tapered cylindrical form raised on a narrow foot and carved with abstracted leaf-form petals under a main diaper banded panel of free-form flowers set off by a narrow whorl band at the shoulders and a short waisted neck, covered overall with a brilliant celadon glaze stopping short of the foot burnt orange in the firing. 9 and 8 3/4in (22.8 and 22.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,200 - 3,700) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, San... [Lire la suite]
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