30 mai 2016

A rare reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3314. A rare reticulated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$1,000,000 – HK$1,500,000 ($129,337 - $194,006). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body is decorated in openwork with a broad undulating peony band to reveal the inner vase, all above a band of upright lappets and below bands of ruyi-head, pendent leaves and geometric pattern. Covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone pooling to darker tones in the recesses except for an... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2016

A carved Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3313. A carved Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century. Estimate HK$1,200,000 – HK$2,600,000 ($155,204 - $336,276). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body is carved and combed with a broad band of peony scroll above upright lotus petals around the foot and below a band of ruyi cloud collar enclosing florettes. The trumpet neck is carved with a keyfret band and classic scroll below upright plantain leaves around the mouth. The vase is covered... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

A rare small Longquan celadon phoenix-tail vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3311. A rare small Longquan celadon phoenix-tail vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate HK$1,800,000 – HK$2,500,000 ($232,807 - $323,343). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is decorated with a band of leafy peonies above a lower band of upright petals and below the concentric rings on the waisted neck, covered over all with a glaze of light sea-green color except for the unglazed foot rim. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Provenance: A Japanese family collection,... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

A small Longquan celadon 'Lotus petal' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3130. A small Longquan celadon 'Lotus petal' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$200,000 – HK$300,000 ($25,867 - $38,801). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is potted with deep, rounded sides, carved on the exterior with overlapping petals rising from the foot, and is covered allover with a thick even glaze of pale sea-green tone. 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. CLASSICAL CHINESE ART FROM THE SUI TO THE SONG DYNASTIES, 1 June 2016, Convention... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

A small Longquan celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3129. A small Longquan celadon bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is potted with rounded sides rising from the small tapered foot to a softly finger-grooved band below the slightly everted rim, with a small convex center to the interior. It is covered overall with a glaze of soft blue-green tone except for the edge of the foot rim where the pale grey ware has burnt orange in the firing. 4 1/8 in. (10.6... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2016

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

Lot 3128. A Longquan celadon conical bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$260,000 – HK$350,000 ($33,628 - $45,268). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is potted with wide flaring sides rising from a small, delicate foot, and is covered overall with a glaze of soft sea-green tone with the exception of the foot rim. 5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box Christie's. CLASSICAL CHINESE ART FROM THE SUI TO THE SONG DYNASTIES, 1 June 2016, Convention Hall

30 mai 2016

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

Lot 3127. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$1,800,000 – HK$2,600,000 ($232,807 - $336,276). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The compressed body is raised on three slightly splayed, conical legs and surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to the flat, everted rim, with three narrow flanges beginning at a slight ridge on the shoulder and trailing down each leg. The censer is covered overall with a soft green glaze of even tone ending at the bottom of the legs to expose... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon warming bowl, zhuge wan, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 33. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A Longquan celadon warming bowl, zhuge wan, Early Ming Dynasty. Sold for £4,000 (€5,078) inc. premium. Photo Bonhams. The thickly potted body freely carved to the centre of the shallow interior with a floral roundel encircled by a trellis and flower head band below the flattened rim, the exterior with stylised peony and ruyi scrolls, all covered with a pale celadon glaze save for the pierced foot burnt orange in firing. 15.5cm (5 7/8in) diam. ... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 72. A Longquan celadon cong-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,840 - $29,120). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sturdily potted vase is of square section with four rectangular facets, each moulded with alternating long and short horizontal ribs to the corners, all between a circular mouth and foot rim. It is covered with an unctuous sea-green glaze thinning to a lighter tone at the raised areas. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high Provenance: With Accorsi... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2016

Two Longquan celadon vases, 16th-17th century

Lot 26. Two Longquan celadon vases, 16th-17th century. Estimate £800 - 1,200 (€1,000 - 1,500). Photo Bonhams. The first of meiping form, the well potted vessel with carved decoration of floral sprays and leafy meanders; the second of pear-shaped form, carved to the exterior in low relief with peony flower heads and a leafy meander, the waisted neck with a cross-hatched border below stiff-leaf lappets, both covered in a thick pea-green glaze. The largest: 24.5cm (9 3/4in) high Provenance: An American Private... [Lire la suite]