14 avril 2019

A small white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 196. A small white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,440 - USD 15,660). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The jar is decorated with evenly-spaced vertical ribs extending from the high shoulder to the foot. The cover is similarly decorated and shaped as a lotus-leaf. Provenance: Collection of Professor Ferdinando Cappelletti, acquired in Rome in the late 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

 Lot 3720. A rare white jade vajra, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 cm, 3 1/8  in.. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,062,500 HKD (136,861 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the centre well worked in the form of three rounded ribs interrupted with two constricted bands detailed with angular bands, each end of the vajra with four curved prongs surrounding a central angular shaft, each prong further detailed with scrollwork, the stone of an even white colour with faint russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2019

A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot1126. A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The interior well carved with two three-clawed dragons separated by the long, rippling ends of two bows "tied" either side of the narrow, raised, petal border encircling the central diaper medallion, all amidst a dense ground of leafy lotus scroll, the design repeated on the exterior with the addition of two ribbon-tied endless knots that separate... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1125. A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With indented corners, the interior carved with two birds in flight amidst a flowering peach branch bearing six peaches of different sizes, the exterior carved with leafy camellia branches. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3826. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1121. A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The sides carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two bands of ruyi-head pommels above a band of xiangcao scroll, the interior and base inset with silver liners. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 2843. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade,... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A rare Longquan Celadon-glazed octogonal dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 611. A rare Longquan Celadon-glazed octogonal dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 13 7/8in (35.3cm) diam. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,600 - 5,300). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The flaring sides rising from canted base supported on a short tapered foot, the well carved with a diamond diaper medallion, encircled by freely-carved floral sprays on the interior walls, covered overall with a green glaze except for a unglazed orange-burnt circle on the foot.  Provenance: Collection of Ruth and... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1621. A carved Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is carved in the center with a medallion of trellis pattern surrounded by floral scrolls in the well. The dish is covered inside and out with a thick glaze of sea-green tone, except for a wide ring on the base which has burnt orange in the firing. Property from the Caddle Family Collection. Provenance: Kwok Gallery, Singapore, 1992.  ... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A large carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1620. A large carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 12 in. (30.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The heavily potted censer raised on three mask-form legs is carved on the exterior with a band of floral scroll on a wave-pattern ground, and is covered overall with a sea-green glaze except for the base and the center of the interior, exposing the body burnt orange in the firing. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019