20 septembre 2021

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

Lot 163. A large carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed charger, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flat everted rim, the interior carved with a central medallion enclosing a diaper pattern, encircled by composite floral scrolls at the cavetto, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze, the base with an unglazed ring exposing the burnt orange clay body. Property of a Georgia Private... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2021

An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449)

Lot 152. An extremely rare blue and white 'lotus' vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande-Zhengtong period (1425-1449). Height 9½ in., 24 cm. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted and of elongated ovoid form, the full swelling shoulders sweeping to a slightly waisted cylindrical neck, delicately painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the body with a composite scroll of four stylized lotus, each in alternating stages... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2021

An iron-red-ground underglaze-blue 'scholar' stembowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 149. An iron-red-ground underglaze-blue 'scholar' stembowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter 5¾ in., 14.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the rounded sides supported on a tall straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior painted in underglaze blue with a continuous scene of scholars engaged in the 'four accomplishments', the gentlemen variously playing weiqi, admiring a painting, and reading poetry, the interior painted... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A white-glazed baluster jar, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 92. A white-glazed baluster jar, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 12¾ in., 32.4 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the narrow base sweeping into high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a short neck and lipped rim, covered in a creamy white glaze, the base unglazed. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. Provenance: Nicholas Grindley LLC, London. Exhibited: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, 2016 (on loan). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 84. A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the lower bulb of square section, each side boldly painted in inky cobalt blue with a fabulous beast including a qilin, an elephant, a lion, and a horse, sweeping into a constricted waist and surmounted by a round upper bulb, painted with crane and shou medallions on a cloud scroll ground, the elongated... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century

Lot 175. A cloisonné enamel tripod censer, li, Ming Dynasty, First half of the 16th century; 4 1/2 x 4 1/2in (11.4 x 11.4cm). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with clusters of deep purple grapes on a scrolling vines with deep green leaves and blue florets on a white ground. Provenance: Roger Keverne Ltd., London, 28 June 1999 Note: For two similarly decorated cloisonné censers, li, with grape vine decoration, one with a white ground, see... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

A lacquered wood side table, ping tou'an, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 234. A lacquered wood side table, ping tou'an, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 32 1/4in (82cm) high; 80 1/2in (204.5cm) long; 21in (53.3cm) wide. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The long, rectangular three-board top composed of a mitred, mortise and tenon frame with thumb-print edge above plain aprons and u-shaped spandrels supported by slightly splayed legs of rounded section joined by paired stretchers, the whole covered by a rich layer of brown lacquer... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty

Lot 1096. A bronze reliquary box and a large gilt-bronze alms bowl, Ming dynasty; d. 23.5 and h. 12.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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02 septembre 2021

A copper and hardstone-inlaid bronze figure of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century

Lot 1066. A copper and hardstone-inlaid bronze figure of Amitayus, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century; 14.3 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 50,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
22 août 2021

Top 8 of Chinese Gold from the Hsiao Family collection soldat Bonhams Sydney, 8 August 2021

Lot 33. A gold repoussé figure of a Buddha, Ming dynasty, dated according to inscription, "the 22nd year of the Wanli reign (1594)"; with box, 5.3cm long, 7.7g, 17ct. Sold for AU$ 73,800 (€ 45,074). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The Hsiao Family collection. Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 17 July 2000, no. 1050 (label and receipt) Note: According to the inscription, this statue was commissioned by the second son of the king of the Shanyin state, Zhu Chongliao, and his family during the 22nd year of the... [Lire la suite]