24 octobre 2019

A rare reticulated Longquan celadon ‘peony’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 88. A rare reticulated Longquan celadon ‘peony’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,910 - USD 64,850). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The pear-shaped body is decorated with a broad peony band in openwork revealing the inner vase, all between a band of stylised lappets and classic scrolls to the foot rim and ruyi-heads to the shoulder. The mouth rim is encircled by a geometric band above upright... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2019

A group of four jade ‘Mythical beast’ carvings, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 133. A group of four jade ‘Mythical beast’ carvings, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The largest: 3 1/8 in. (8.3 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
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19 octobre 2019

A mottled pale grey and brown jade figure of Wenchang, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 94. A mottled pale grey and brown jade figure of Wenchang, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, wood stand. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's ImagesLtd 2019. Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
30 septembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 239. A carved Longquan celadon barrel-form garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 ¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,846 - USD 6,411). Price realised HKD 47,500. Price realised HKD 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Property from the Collection of Ronald W. Longsdorf.  Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
25 septembre 2019

A carved and reticulated celadon-glazed 'Longquan' garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 782. A carved and reticulated celadon-glazed 'Longquan' garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 14 1/2  in., 37 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of barrel-form, with a narrow base and a slightly domed top, the sides carved and pierced with two frolicking Buddhist lions divided by two sprays of palmette leaves, each lion with a brocade ball amidst cloud wisps, between bands of stylized flowerheads and two rows of raised... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 779. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod bowl, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 12 1/2  in., 31.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-potted, of shallow circular form with an incurved rim, raised on three triangular animal-mask feet, the exterior deftly carved with a scrolling band of peonies between two rows of raised bosses, glazed overall in a rich olive-green save for the center, impressed with a peony medallion burnt orange in... [Lire la suite]

22 septembre 2019

A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1081. A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 29 in. (73.6 cm) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each tile is modeled as a foreigner wearing a long-sleeved robe and peaked cap seated astride flying a Buddhist lion grasping a brocade ball in its forepaws, all under aubergine, turquoise, cream and amber glazes. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Perret Vibert,... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A rare Ge-type garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3615. A rare Ge-type garlic-mouth moonflask, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19.3 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000,000 — 6,000,000 HKD (509,640 - 764,460 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled on a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, with a flattened spherical body with two domed sides resting on a rectangular footring, surmounted by a waisted neck and garlic-shaped mouth, flanked by a pair of arched handles extending from the upper neck and... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

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

Lot 1079. A large carved Longquan celadon vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 24 in. (61 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase has an oviform body and trumpet neck and is carved on the shoulder with a wide band of peony scroll bearing two large blossoms above a band of foliate scroll and upright petals on the lower body, the neck with a band of upright leaves below ribbed bands. The vase is covered with a thick glaze of... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 856. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Daoist deity with fierce expression is shown seated wearing full armor under long robes incised with cloud scroll on the hems, and a celestial scarf billowing behind his head, with traces of gold and red lacquer remaining. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. ... [Lire la suite]