01 septembre 2019

A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 861. A Longquan celadon-glazed biscuit figure of Jigong, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6 3/8in (16.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. The mad monk modeled with an expressive face, wearing an abbot's hat and monk's robe, open to expose the right arm and chest, seated on a recumbent tiger, all covered in a sea-green glaze save the areas representing the figure's flesh, burnt a reddish-brown. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Paintings and Works of Art, New York, 9 Sep 2019

31 août 2019

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

Lot 1055. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) across. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The censer is raised on three animal-mask feet and the sides are incised with 'cash' pattern between two bands of applied florets below two rope-twist handles at the rim. The censer is covered with a thick glaze of soft sea-green color except for an area in the center of the interior which was left in the biscuit and impressed with a flower... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

A green and yellow-glazed tileworks figural group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 842. A green and yellow-glazed tileworks figural group, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The central figure of a court official is shown standing between two female attendants with his head turned to the left as he points upwards with his right hand. He is dressed in ochre robes and the attendants are picked out in aubergine, ochre and green glazes, carved softwood stand. Property from the Collection of Frederick... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

Ming dynasty Longquan celadon sold at Christie’s London, 16 November 1998

Lot 47. A very fine massive Longquan celadon dish, late 14th-early 15th century; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 68,600. © Christie’s Images Limited 1998 Heavily potted with a slightly convex base and gently curved sides, the body incised under the glaze with a large blooming peony spray at the centre, below a continuous fruit-and-flower scroll in the well and a narrow band of lingzhi-scroll at the rim, the exterior similarly incised with a... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Bronze Statues sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 400. A magnificent large gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Da Ming Yongle nian shi incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 1,049,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Very finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand raised brandishing a sword, the left hand holding a lotus flower supporting a book, wearing a long flowing dhoti gathered in folds around his feet... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 65. A gilt-bronze figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 8 1/4  in., 21.1 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. standing with the feet wide, the hands clasped in front of the chest, and the gaze directed ahead, the sturdy body elaborately dressed in a long underrobe with brocade borders, an armored knee-length tunic, and a short silk jacket tied at the chest, as well as richly ornamented arm and shin guards, patterned boots, a bejeweled cap secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2019

A rare kinrande three-tiered box and a cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 594. A rare kinrande three-tiered box and a cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The cover with a gilt-decorated lobed medallion reserved on an iron-red diaper ground scattered with blossoms, the sides with rectangular figural panels reserved on further diaper grounds, and the bottom section molded with a shaped apron in imitation of a stand, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 418. A rare greenish-yellow and brown jade figure of a foreigner, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 67,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved from a somewhat flatish pebble with a bearded foreigner wearing a conical hat and a long-sleeved tunic tied with a wide sash around the waist over a buttoned shirt, with his left arm bent behind his head as his holds a brocade ball to tease the young lion climbing up his right... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 327. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The handle of the brush and the cover inlaid with cell-diaper pattern between narrow borders of dots, the waisted hilt of the brush inlaid with chrysanthemum petals at the end, and the end of the cover inlaid with a flower head. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.  ... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2019

A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 705. A rare Fahua jar, guan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The robustly potted vessel is decorated in relief with The Eight Immortals separated by monster masks and beaded roundels suspending various auspicious emblems, all below geese and florets on the shoulder and above a band of stylized lotus lappets above the foot. The relief decoration is reserved on a mottled dark blue ground. Provenance: Mrs. Howell... [Lire la suite]