26 septembre 2016

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 55. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Both the box and cover are carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with fruiting branches bearing lychee; together with a Qianlong period carved cinnabar lacquer handle; 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: The box and cover: Acquired by the present family in Germany in 1993 The handle: Spink &... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2016

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 132. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 20,721 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The censer is raised on three mask supports and decorated around the compressed body with a geometric design and set with two rope twist handles. 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) diam., reticulated silver cover, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
25 septembre 2016

A Longquan celadon figure of Budai, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 131. A Longquan celadon figure of Budai, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000 (USD 2,590 - USD 3,885). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Budai holds a large sack in his left hand and wears a long rosary around his neck. His belted robe is worn loosely, exposing his belly. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Provenance: Private European Collection, acquired prior to 1990. Notes: A very similar example was offered at Christie's London, 9 November 2004, lot 147.There is also a... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2016

A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form stool, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 128. A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form stool, Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 23,311 - USD 32,377). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The stool is covered overall in a glaze of olive-green tone with the exception of the foot rim, revealing an orange colour. 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, Kyoto, acquired in the 1970s Note: A Longquan celadon stool of very similar form but decorated with a band of floral scroll on... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2016

A carved Longquan celadon vase, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 121. A carved Longquan celadon vase, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 7,774 - USD 12,957). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase is carved on the exterior with diagonal lines forming a trellis pattern, set between a band of petal lappets above the foot and undulating lines below the neck, all under a glaze of olive-green colour. 8 3/4 in. (22 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2016

A small Jun mallow-shaped 'narcissus' dish, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 103. A small Jun mallow-shaped 'narcissus' dish, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 40,000 (USD 3,886 - USD 5,181). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The dish is supported on three ruyi-shaped feet, covered overall with a thick opaque glaze of greyish-blue tone, the unglazed feet exposing the purplish-brown body.4 1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) wide.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
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18 septembre 2016

A Ge-type ‘chrysanthemum' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 18. A Ge-type ‘chrysanthemum' dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,179 - USD 7,768). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The foot rim is unglazed exposing the biscuit body. 5 1/4 in. (13.2 cm.) diam., box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei, prior to 1995 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
17 septembre 2016

A large polychromed wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1234. A large polychromed wood figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty  (1368-1644). Estimate: USD 10,000 ~ 15,000. Price Realised USD 8,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bodhisattva stands on a rectangular base dressed in flowing robes with the hands clasped together within the heavy folds of the full sleeves. The face is benevolent in expression with pursed lips, full cheeks, and downcast eyes, and is surmounted by a diadem centered by a diminutive image of Amitabha. 49... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 1230. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Price Realised USD 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha sits in dhyanasana with the hands clasped in a form of vajramudra. He is clad in voluminous robes with hems elegantly incised with a foliate pattern. The face is serene in expression and surmounted by a tiara with diminutive Buddha images. 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Notes: The present gilt-bronze figure... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2016

Blue and white plate, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 649. Blue and white plate, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate: € 3500-4500. Photo Hampel The inside of the plate decorated with two figures in the storm, shown in bright cobalt blue. Externally double gourd vases and floral decor. On the bottom Wanli six-character mark in a double circle. Hampel. Asian Art. Thursday, September 22, 2016