27 août 2016

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 247. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of bombé form, the exterior well painted with a gathering of scholars conversing and playing the qin in a setting of rocky outcroppings, bamboo, pine trees, and a large bank of loosely painted clouds, between a narrow border of upright lappets and a bold chevron band, the base unglazed - Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th November 1978, lot 217.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A finely painted and rare blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 278. A finely painted and rare blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, late 15th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's finely-potted with high swelling shoulders rising to a narrow neck and everted rim, superbly painted around the sides in 'windswept' style with two scholars conversing in a clearing as a third scholar approaches carrying a wrapped qin under his arm, a pavilion nearby with elaborate trelliswork set amidst billowing clouds, between ruyi-form lappets... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Incense Holder, Ming Dynasty

Lot 56. Chinese Blue and White Glazed Porcelain Incense Holder, Ming Dynasty. Estimate: $800 - $1,200. Photo Doyle Of fan shape with straight sides, one side with three apertures for holding incense, the exterior painted with stylized scrolling foliate motif. Length 2 3/4 inches. C Property from a Private New Jersey Collector  Doyle. Asian Works of Art. Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 10am EDT
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22 août 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon charger, Ming dynasty

Lot 145. A 'Longquan' celadon charger, Ming dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's heavily potted with shallow rounded sides gently rising from a short tapered foot to a lipped rim, covered overall with a lustrous olive-green glaze, the concave base with an unglazed ring burnt orange in firing. Diameter 16 5/8  in., 42.3 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
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19 août 2016

An iron-red-ground blue and white ovoid vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 835. An iron-red-ground blue and white ovoid vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is decorated with lotus scroll, delineated above the foot, at the shoulder, and base of the neck with white horizontal line borders, all in soft tones of underglaze blue against a rich iron-red ground. 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high Provenance: Mary Clark Thompson (1835-1923) Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A large blue and white 'fish' dish, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 838. A large blue and white 'fish' dish, Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is decorated in the interior with a carp leaping from roiling waves amidst flames, clouds and a flaming pearl, all beneath the everted rim decorated with beribonned auspicious emblems and peony sprays. 17 7/8 in. (45 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1967 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in... [Lire la suite]

19 août 2016

A small blue and white, faceted jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 831. A small blue and white, faceted jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each broad side is decorated with ducks in a lotus pond, separated by narrow panels of lotus scroll, all between further decorative borders aound the shoulder and foot. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1917 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in... [Lire la suite]
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19 août 2016

A small blue and white lobed jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th-early 17th century

Lot 830. A small blue and white lobed jar, Ming Dynasty, 16th-early 17th century. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The lobed body is decorated in inky shades of underglaze blue with alternating panels depicting floral sprigs and a figure seated in a garden. 4 ¼ in. (10.9 cm.) high Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1922 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A small blue and white vase, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 829. A small blue and white vase, meiping, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The body is painted with a broad band of peony scroll between a flower-filled ruyi collar above a band of leafy meander below. 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high Provenance: Paul Zeisler, Jr. Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1966. Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

A Cizhou-type polychrome-decorated baluster vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 827. A Cizhou-type polychrome-decorated baluster vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The wide body is decorated with three shaped panels enclosing figures in a riverscape, above a continuous band of qilingalloping on roiling waves, and beneath a band of leafy lotus scroll encircling the shoulder. 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) high Provenance: Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]