28 novembre 2020

Carved limestone from ancient Chinese caves could reach $60,000 in Heritage Asian Art Auction

  DALLAS, TX.- A beautiful carved limestone figure from a wall fragment in the Longmen Caves in Henan province could bring $60,000 or more in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Dec. 11."We are proudly presenting a variety of fine and decorative Asian works of art, including snuff bottles, jade carvings, fine dynastic ceramics, important paintings and calligraphy etc.," Heritage Auctions Asian Art Consignment Director Moyun Niu said. "This auction also features a group of scholar's objects, from... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2020

A Longquan celadon gourd-shaped ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 18. A Longquan celadon gourd-shaped ewer, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 8,187 (€ 9,160). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body vertically fluted, applied with a short spout on one side opposite a C-shaped handle, covered with a thick olive-green glaze thinning to a lighter shade towards the mouth rim and edges. Provenance: S.Marchant and Son, London (label)A European private collection. Note: Compare with a Longquan celadon ewer and cover,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2020

A Longquan celadon 'funerary' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 17. A Longquan celadon 'funerary' jar and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 5,062 (€ 5,664). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body carved around the exterior with lobes, rising to a rounded shoulder and a short cylindrical neck, a large dragon with finely-incised scales coiled around the shoulder and upper body chasing a flaming pearl, the shallow domed cover surmounted by an animal finial, covered overall with a soft sea-green glaze.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2020

A large carved Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ barbed-rim dish, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 272. A large carved Longquan celadon ‘lotus’ barbed-rim dish, Early Ming Dynasty; 15 cm. (5 7/8 in.) diam. Price estimate: HKD:  300,000 - 500,000 (USD: 38,700 - 64,500). Auction Result: HKD: 354,000. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: Warren E. Cox Associates, Inc., New York, 3 November 1966The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer family collection. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part I, 2020... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2020

A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1811. A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 3 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The cup has flaring, faceted sides supported on a spreading stem foot encircled by a narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone suffused with an extensive, icy crackle that thins on the raised areas. Together with a catalogue, Inki: hai, wan, taku tokubetsu... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2020

A Longquan celadon tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 100. A Longquan celadon tripod incense burner, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); d. 12.5 cm, 4 ¾ in.; h. 10.5 cm, 4 ⅛ in. Estimate: 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 5,983,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a compressed globular body rising to a constricted cylindrical neck and flat everted rim, all supported on three slightly splayed tapering legs, the rounded exterior with three evenly spaced ridges extending from the shoulder to the centre of each leg, superbly covered... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2020

A small Longquan celadon mallet vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 827. A small Longquan celadon mallet vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The cylindrical body surmounted by a tall neck flanked by applied ring handles below a flat, everted mouth rim, covered overall with a grey-green glaze. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]
11 juillet 2020

An exceptional Longquan celadon conical bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 101. An exceptional Longquan celadon conical bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 14.5 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,187,500 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted with flaring sides supported on a short foot, evenly covered overall save for the footring with a soft bluish-green glaze gently pooling around the rim and the central circular groove on the interior, the edges of the glaze along the pale grey unglazed footring burnt brownish-orange. ... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2020

A fine and very rare Longquan celadon cylindrical vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 2801. A fine and very rare Longquan celadon cylindrical vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 3,725,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The vase is thinly potted in an elegant, tapering cylindrical form, covered inside and out with a widely crackled, luminous glaze of soft blue-green tone with the exception of the foot ring revealing the fine biscuit body. Provenance: An unnamed Japanese temple... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2020

A Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 366. A Longquan celadon petal-lobed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 8.8 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD (37,035 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded, vertically-lobed sides rising from a straight foot, covered overall with a sea-green glaze, the footring unglazed revealing the buff-coloured body. Provenance: Priestley & Ferraro, London, 2006.A Dutch private collection.Sotheby's London, 11th May 2016, lot 216. Sotheby's. CHINA /... [Lire la suite]