25 janvier 2020

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

Lot 143. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 5/8 in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the flaring fluted sides rising to an everted barbed rim, supported on a short tapering foot, the center molded with a lozenge diaper and the cavetto with a band of lotus scroll, covered with a sea-green glaze pooling in depressions to highlight the design and thinning at the edges. Property from The Estate of Dr. and Mrs.... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

A 'Longquan' celadon baluster vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 141. A 'Longquan' celadon baluster vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 21 3/4 in., 55.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bulbous body boldly carved with large peony blooms amidst broad curling leaves, above blades of grass rising from the tapered foot, the peony blossoms continuing to the neck between raised bands, covered overall in a crackled and bubble-suffused sea-green glaze, wood stand (2). Property from The Honorable... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A small Longquan celadon baluster jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1491. A small Longquan celadon baluster jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The jar is carved with a band of foliate scroll bearing two flowers between a band of upright petals below and a band of clouds above. The cover is carved with rows of overlapping petals radiating from the center. Both are covered with a glaze of blue-green color. Provenance: Frank Caro, New... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

An unusual Longquan celadon 'garlic-head' bottle vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1283. An unusual Longquan celadon 'garlic-head' bottle vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body rises to a tall cylindrical neck surmounted by a lobed garlic bulb-shaped mouth. The vase is supported on a tall cylindrical foot, and covered with a soft glaze of pale sea-green tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A Longquan celadon mountain-form brush rest and water dropper, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1258. A Longquan celadon mountain-form brush rest and water dropper, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The crescent-form water dropper is modeled in the shape of a five-peaked mountain rising from subtle waves, with the fifth peak pierced and carved as an animal head with open mouth functioning as the spout. It is carved on the front with a scholar and his attendant crossing a low... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A Fahua 'lotus' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 115. A Fahua 'lotus' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 103⁄4 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised: USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The high-shouldered vase is decorated in relief with two stems of blossoming lotus in a pond below a border of ruyi chime on the shoulder. The relief decoration is highlighted in turquoise, green and cream glazes against a mottled dark blue ground. Provenance: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, no. 501, by... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2019

A blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 110. A blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 63⁄8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 1,000 - USD 2,000. Price Realised: USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bowl with rounded sides and foliate rim is decorated at the center of the interior with a roundel of a landscape encircled by a floral spray below a border of riverscape at the rim, the exterior further decorated with stems of flowers below a border enclosing mythical beasts. Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, The Hatcher... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A pair of green and amber-glazed pottery figures of attendants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 39. A pair of green and amber-glazed pottery figures of attendants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 171⁄4 in. (43.7 cm.); 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised: USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each figure is shown standing on a hexagonal plinth, wearing a long robe covered in a green glaze, the head is unglazed.. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Nagatani Inc., Chicago, 1969 Christie's. The Art of China: Winter... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A pair of tileworks figures of male and female attendants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 37. A pair of tileworks figures of male and female attendants, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 291⁄2 in. (75 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised: USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each shown standing on an hexagonal base and covered in green, ochre, cream and aubergine glazes. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Collection, New York.Mr. B. Ridges Collection.Frank Caro, New York, 8 October 1958. ... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 38. A carved Longquan celadon jar and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised: USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The well potted jar is of compressed baluster form, and is carved with lotus blossoms above a band of overlapping petals. The cover is also carved with lotus blossoms, and is surmounted by a stem-form finial. The jar and cover are covered with a glaze of sea-green tone which also covers the base.The Robert B. and Beatrice C.... [Lire la suite]