01 avril 2020

Two carved cinnabar-lacquer bowls, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 3147. Two carved cinnabar-lacquer bowls, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 10.8 cm., 4 1/4 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 325,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep rounded form resting on a short foot, carved to one bowl with leafy fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate, and lychee, all reserved on a diaper ground; the other similarly decorated with two pairs of songbirds perched upon leafy branches of fruiting lychee on a diaper ground, both... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2020

A small cinnabar-lacquer 'prunus' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 3146. A small cinnabar-lacquer 'prunus' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed and circular form, the cover carved in high relief with prunus flowers on a leafy ground, the base resting on a slightly countersunk base and similarly decorated, the interior lacquered black. Provenance: Old private Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2111. An unusual blue and white meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The heavily potted body is decorated in deep, rich, underglaze blue with a wide band of three lotus plants, grasses and sagitarria between double-line borders and a band of upright leaf tips below and a band of camelia scroll on the rounded shoulder above. Three small foliate sprays are... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon reticulated garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2112. A Longquan celadon reticulated garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Of barrel-form, the sides are decorated with a wide, reticulated band of two Buddhist lions with a brocade ball amidst flowering leafy branches, between bands of cloud scrolls below and lotus scrolls above. The slightly domed top is carved with a cell pattern. The seat is covered overall... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2020

A Longquan celadon stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 2109. A Longquan celadon stand, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bombé sides are raised on a circular foot and cut-out in the form of five shaped 'legs' separated by openings of conforming outline. There are five holes above the 'legs' and below the barbed, everted rim. The stand is covered overall in a glaze of olive color that pools to a darker tone in... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2020

A large dated cast-iron figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, dated 14th year of Chenghua, corresponding to 1478

Lot 2058. A large dated cast-iron figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, dated 14th year of Chenghua, corresponding to 1478, and of the period; 30 in. (76.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown seated wrapped within his layered priest's robes. His face is cast with prominent features set in a stern, contemplative expression enhanced by the sharply angled eyes below bushy brows, and he has... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2020

A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the

Lot 2051. A dated lacquered bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, dated 2nd year of Zhengtong, corresponding to 1437, and of the period; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The bodhisattva is depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing a tassel-hung beaded necklace and layered robes with incised floral scrolls at the hems.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A fine and very rare blue and white 'lotus' temple vase, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487)

Lot 3199. A fine and very rare blue and white 'lotus' temple vase, Ming Dynasty, Chenghua period (1464-1487); 39 cm., 15 3/8 in. Estimate 18,000,000—25,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 23,060,000 HKD (2,956,410 USD) to an Asian Private. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on high splayed foot decorated with florets, each within four radiating leaves evenly spaced in three rows, the sides with an overall design of meandering lotus stems bearing upright blooms among numerous curling leaves, above a bold band of... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3196. A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 41 cm., 16 1/8 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sol 524,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a broad flat base rising to shallow rounded sides, painted in the centre in vivid tones of cobalt with a lotus bouquet of thin lotus stalks, arrowhead, pondweed and millet tied together with a ribbon, enclosed on the cavetto with a composite floral scroll of camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peony, all below a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2020

A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3194. A carved 'Longquan' celadon bowl, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 17.2 cm, 6 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides supported on a low slightly tapered foot, boldly carved with a peony scroll covering the exterior, the foot encircled with a key-fret band, the interior with a similar composite floral scroll encircling a chrysanthemum roundel, the glaze of a rich olive-grey tone. ... [Lire la suite]