21 juin 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 560. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 30,000 -- 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body divided into three lobes, each with a shaped cartouche enclosing diaper pattern, set to the rim with a pair of rope-twist handles, pierced silver cover  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017

21 juin 2017

A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty,

Lot 533. A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 20.6 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 -- 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. carved to the interior with a stylised leafy lotus blossom, surrounded by dense meandering lotus scrolls around the cavetto, all below a band of classic scrolls at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, covered overall save for the footring with a lustrous olive-green glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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21 juin 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon beaker vase, gu, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 532. A 'Longquan' celadon beaker vase, gu, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 38.2 cm, 15 in. Estimate 20,000 -- 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 47,500 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. of archaistic gu form, standing on a straight base below a spreading foot and wide everted mouth, deftly incised to the central bulb with a band of whorls, all between a diamond patterned lattice, covered overall with a celadon glaze  Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2017

A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed tripod incense burner censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 385. A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed tripod incense burner censer, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 10.1 cm, 4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with the compressed globular body divided into three lobes, each with a shaped cartouche enclosing diaper pattern, set to the rim with a pair of rope-twist handles, pierced silver cover Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
18 juin 2017

A small Longquan celadon dish, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 335. A small Longquan celadon dish, China, Ming dynasty, diameter 17 cm. Estimate CHF 1 000 / 1 500 (€ 930/1 390). Sold for CHF 1 000 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Robust round shell with offset lip and wide foot ring. A central embossed decoration decorates the mirror, which is slightly elevated and thus protrudes in a brighter celadonton, as the glaze thickened at the lower edge of the cavetto. On the outer wall the celadon glaze is slightly cloudy. Koller... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2017

'Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace' at Harvard Art Museums

Flower Vase in the Form of an Archaic Bronze 'Zun' Wine Beaker with Dragon-and-Wave Decor, perhaps Chenghua period (1465-1487), Ming dynasty, 1368-1644. Blue-and-white ware: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David Berg, Esq., 1999.230.7 © President and Fellows of Harvard College The Harvard Art Museums hold the largest and finest collection in the West of a rare and strikingly beautiful type of ceramic ware used in the... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2017

An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty

Lot 481. An ivory carving of standing Shoulao holding a staff, China, Ming dynasty, H. 31,5 cm. Estimate 12 000-18 000 €. Photo: Nagel Repairs. Property from a French private collection, acquired at Christie's London, May 2012, lot 254.  Nagel. Asiatische Kunst. Sale 100, 16.06.2017
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19 mai 2017

A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 478. A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 40 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in vitarkamudra, holding each a stem of a lotus which flowers along his upper arms supporting the manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti, its border finely incised with scrolling tendrils, scarf draped around the shoulders, its streamers encircling both arms while the finials fall over the rim of the base, bejewelled, his face displaying a... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A fahua ‘lotus pond’ meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 3186. A fahua ‘lotus pond’ meiping, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century, 11 in. (28 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,686 - USD 64,478).  © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is decorated with flowering lotus and lotus leaves above a band of crested rolling waves and below a band of pendent precious objects on a rich cobalt-blue ground, the decorative motifs on the vase are outlined in low relief slip lines. Provenance: Hirano Kotoken,... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2017

A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3185. A blue and white ‘dragon’ jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,686 - USD 64,478). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar is of ovoid form rising from a slightly tapered foot to a short neck. The globular sides brilliantly painted with two lively five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of ‘flaming pearls’ amidst clouds and above a border crashing waves. All between a ruyi-head collar filling with lotus sprigs... [Lire la suite]