17 août 2018

An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 312. An unusual large blue and white dragon jar, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 31,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of heavily potted, baluster shape, painted in rich cobalt blue with a central band of two confronted scaly, five-clawed dragons racing through flames and clouds in pursuit of a flaming pearl, above a band of spume-flecked crashing waves, and below a pair of phoenixes in flight amidst... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century 

Lot 308. A large blue and white jar, guan, Ming dynasty, mid-15th century; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Of baluster form, painted in 'windswept' style with two groups of warriors approaching a bridge from either side, on one side the soldier is followed by an official, while on the reverse one of the three soldiers is dismounted and shown carrying a gift, all below clouds in a landscape setting, and between a band of... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2018

A large Longquan celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 295. A large Longquan celadon carved charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 28,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted with rounded sides, the interior carved in the center with trellis diaper below a band of peony scroll in the well, the four flowers alternately shown from the side and from above, covered overall with a glaze of olive-green tone except for a wide unglazed ring on the base which has burnt... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century 

Lot 294. A rare large Longquan celadon carved baluster jar, guan, Ming dynasty, 14th century; 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 45,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted and carved with a wide band of sweeping peony scroll between a band of slender petals below and a ruyi band on the shoulder which is applied with two finely molded lion masks, with a band of diamond-pattern diaper on the tapering neck, covered inside and out with a... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A very rare and important large Longquan celadon carved double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 292. A very rare and important large Longquan celadon carved double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 420,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted in a generous double-gourd shape, the upper and lower body well carved with a dense design of leafy peony meander bearing large graceful blossoms, that on the lower body between two bands of different kinds of overlapping petals, and that on the upper... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

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

Lot 290. A Longquan celadon carved pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The body carved with peony scroll above a band of petal lappets and below bands of classic scroll and key fret at the base of the waisted neck, covered with a glaze of olive-green color, the unglazed foot burnt orange in the firing, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Japanese private... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2018

A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1648. A rare Longquan celadon candle holder, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  The ovoid upper section raised on a pierced pedestal foot and carved in openwork with three differently decorated bands, the middle section molded with chrysanthemum scroll between cell diaper below and foliate scroll and an everted barbed mouth rim above, covered overall in an... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A Longquan celadon carved jar and a cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1646. A Longquan celadon carved jar and a cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Of baluster form, carved around the body with a peony scroll, above a border of petal lappets that encircle the slightly waisted base, covered overall in an attractive pale-olive glaze, with a neatly trimmed foot ring, the lotus leaf-form cover with a knob finial encircled by a similar peony scroll... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1650. A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Robustly potted and relief-decorated with beaded chains suspending monster masks, lotus blossoms, tassels, and precious objects, all below a ruyi collar on the shoulder, and above a band of bosses and petal lappets, below rouleau, dots, ruyi, florets and bound-ruyi, around the... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and finely cast gilt-bronze standing figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1632. A large and finely cast gilt-bronze standing figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 22½ in. (57.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 626,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The guardian of the Buddhist faith portrayed with a youthful face, his hands held inanjalimudra, clad in full chain-mail armor and helmet, with billowing celestial scarf, sleeves and ribbons, the details all finely cast and chased, bronze stand. Note: Weituo is regarded... [Lire la suite]