18 février 2019

A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 808. A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide. Estimate: USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds below a shoumedallion in the center of two interlocking square panels enclosing various auspicious symbols, the sloping sides of the box and cover carved with panels of further five-clawed... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 807. A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yanagi Takashi, Kyoto, 1993.The Irving Collection, no. 3840. A Rare Peony-Carved Red... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550

Lot 810. A rare Longquan celadon openwork pear-shaped double vase, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1550; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, pear-shaped outer body surrounds an inner tubular body and has an openwork design of peony and camellia rising from rocks on either side of a shoucharacter on one side and pomegranate and chrysanthemum rising from waves to flank a fu character on the reverse,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 808. A rare small pale greenish-blue-glazed triple-necked faceted vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The flattened, tapering vase has three conjoined faceted necks that rise from the rounded shoulder. The vase is covered overall in a matte milky blue-green glaze that thins to mushroom at the edges.. Note: A vase of this shape and approximate size, but covered in a crackled,... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 807. A Longquan celadon 'Arrow' vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The vase has a globular body and tall long neck flanked by tubular handles, and is covered allover in a glaze of slightly olive, sea-green color which falls in a line above the unglazed base, Japanese wood box. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Note: The form... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2525. An extremely rare rhinoceros horn libation cup, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008. Finely carved supported on three tall curved feet, the hind foot curving backwards towards the rim to form a long handle carved in the form of a fierce dragon head, the narrow base flaring widely towards the everted rim bordered on both sides by a band of keyfret, encircled around the mid-section by... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 2639. A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely carved with a medallion enclosing a landscape scene, depicting a scholar and attendant standing on a fenced terrace over-looking a pavilion and garden filled with trees issuing from rockwork, all below swirling ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the angled shoulder... [Lire la suite]
25 janvier 2019

A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Lot 2622. A fine and extremely rare blue and white 'foliate scroll' meiping, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487). 26.5 cm., 10 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,220,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010.  the round-shouldered elegantly tapering body rising from a recessed base to a narrow short ribbed neck with everted rolled rim, finely painted in rich heaped and piled cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with a broad undulating foliate scroll band, all between a stiff pendant... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 1229. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains and precious objects on the shoulder, all outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and white reserved on a dark blue ground. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London.  Exhibited: A Thousand Miles of Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]