13 avril 2022

Two sancai-glazed 'dragon' tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

    Lot 564. Two sancai-glazed 'dragon' tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); Height 15¼ in., 39 cm; Width 23 in., 28.8 cm; affixed to stands. Lot sold: 31,500 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Ralph M. Chait, New York, prior to 2000. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022

30 mars 2022

A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 133. A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 2⅜ in., 6 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. T.1.3.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
13 mars 2022

A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty

Lot 133. A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 2⅜ in., 6 cm. Diameter 7⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. T.1.3. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
13 mars 2022

A pair of carved polychrome wood figures of ducks, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 12. A  pair of carved polychrome wood figures of ducks, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height of taller 12¾ in., 32.5 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 2,520 USD. © Sothebys.  the base cast with a four-character seal mark within a square cartouche. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.2.9. Note: Naturalistically rendered figures of ducks appear in the Ming dynasty in a range of media, but it is extremely... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2022

A gray and celadon jade 'phoenix' inkstone, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 9. A gray and celadon jade 'phoenix' inkstone, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 8⅜ in., 21.3 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 6,930 USD. © Sothebys.  wood cover, inscribed with a couplet translating to 'the most civilized bird in the universe, the most auspicious bird of all times', wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. E.6.4. Sotheby's. A Journey Through... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2022

A Longquan celadon model of a shrine, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1106. A Longquan celadon model of a shrine, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 3⁄4 in. (24.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000. © Christie's 2022 The figure of Guanyin is left in the biscuit and shown seated on a cloth-draped ledge within a celadon-glazed grotto framed by leafy stems that rise towards further intertwined stems and the moon above, while two acolytes are shown standing below. Property from the McLendon Collection. Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, September... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2022

A carved celadon-glazed 'Longquan' tripod bulb bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 124. A carved celadon-glazed 'Longquan' tripod bulb bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 12⅞ in., 32.8 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,410 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Property of a Gentleman. Christie's London, 4th November 1963, lot 115. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.3.27. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2022

A silver and gold-inlaid bronze vessel, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 176. A silver and gold-inlaid bronze vessel, You, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); height 35 cm (incl. handle). Sold for CHF 97 900 (Estimate CHF 80 000 / 120 000 - € 74 770 / 112 150). © Koller Twisted handle. Provenance: Auktionshaus Kendzia, Hamburg, 2004 (written evidence available). Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China. Zürich, 30 November 2021
26 janvier 2022

A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 39.5cm., 15 1/2 in. Sold 180,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both with spread wings and finely incised feathers, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing from rocks, bearing ten blooms, carved in relief through the bright brick-red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

An archaistic silver-inlaid bronze tapir incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 41. An archaistic silver-inlaid bronze tapir incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 12,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the beast cast standing four square with head raised and ears pricked, decorated to either side of the body with archaistic C-shaped scrolls inlaid with silver wire and further inlaid around the head and hooves, the back with a hinged domed cover surmounted by an upright post and capped finial, the... [Lire la suite]