06 octobre 2018

A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century

Lot 3018. A Longquan Celadon Long Neck Vase, Southern Song Dynasty, 12th-13th Century. H 25cm. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 700,000 (USD 76,571 - 89,333). Sold price HKD 708,000 (USD 90,354). © Poly Auction. Finely potted with a compressed body rising from a tall foot to a sloping shoulder and tall slightly tapered neck, covered overall evenly save for the unglazed footring with an unctuous pale sea-green celadon glaze. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A Longquan carved celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3671. A Longquan carved celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 27.5 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,848 - 38,217 USD). Lot Sold 325,000. HKD (41,457 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, of baluster form with a tapered neck decorated with overlapping striated triangular motifs, carved around the sides with panels of flowers of the four seasons, alternating with panels of characters jin yu man tang ('May gold and jade fill your halls'), beneath a... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Arcadian BeautyRegina Krahl In the Song dynasty (960-1279), probably more than in any other period of China’s history, culture and education were considered the most important prerequisites of the elite and valued higher than office and rank. Advancement in society was certainly desired and sought, but at the same time spurned, and the state’s most outspoken critics were often celebrated as sages. Even if the post of a high official in the service of the Emperor was considered the ultimate achievement, a modest and humble existence... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 106. A rare large Longquan celadon barbed charger, Early Ming dynasty; 56.5 cm, 22 1/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD (31,850 - 38,220 USD). Lot Sold 1,125,000 HKD (143,505 USD). Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with lobed shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to broad everted barbed rim, subtly carved on the interior with a curling lotus spray, encircled by fruiting sprays and lotus florets on the cavetto and flat rim respectively, the exterior decorated... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon twin-handled censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 31. A Longquan celadon twin-handled censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wide across the handles, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
21 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon Kinuta mallet vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 30. A Longquan celadon Kinuta mallet vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 10 ½ in. (26.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000 (USD 102,426 - USD 128,032). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018

20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

 Lot 35. A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000 (USD 23,045 - USD 28,167). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The body is inscribed ’qingxiang meijiu’, which may be translated as ’exquisite wine, clear and fragrant’. Provenance: The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
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
20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 33. A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 7 November 2012, lot 617 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon vase, gu, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 38. A Longquan celadon vase, gu, late Ming-early Qing dynasty; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,840 - USD 6,401). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: A European private collection, acquired in the 1970s and early 1980sAalderink, Amsterdam, acquired in 1982Sold at Christie’s London, 7 November 2012, lot 463.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018