16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2019

A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 806. A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The thickly potted bowl is raised on a stem foot carved to imitate bamboo, and is carved in the center of the interior with a lotus blossom below further lotus blossoms and leaves in the well. The vessel is covered allover with a glaze of rich sea-green color that also covers the interior of the foot, stand, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 167. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic 'wheeled' bird-form vessel, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 1/2 in. (19 cm.) high.Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 237,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vessel is well cast as a bird perched on an axle between two spoked wheels and supported in the back by a smaller wheel inserted into the tail. The upswept wings, body, head and tail are inlaid in silver and gold with small patches of simulated encrustation. A jade pedant... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2019

A small bronze lion-form weight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 160. A small bronze lion-form weight, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The recumbent beast is finely modelled with a large snout, sharp fangs, rounded eyes, thick curly mane and bushy tail flicked to one side of its right hindleg, Japanese wood box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
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26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1107. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed stem bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $1,375. © Sotheby's the deep rounded bowl supported on a tall spreading ribbed foot, the interior carved with abstract floral sprays and the exterior with lotus petals, covered overall with a thick olive-green glaze. Property from the Collection of Brooks and Dorothy Cofield. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017
26 décembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty

Lot 1104. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed barbed-rim dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,750. © Sotheby's the interior centered with a carved trellis diaper barbed cartouche encircled by leafy scroll in the cavetto, the underside fluted, applied overall in a sea-foam green glaze, an unglazed area on the base burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 1988-2015 (on loan). ... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2018

A carved 'Cizhou' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1050. A carved 'Cizhou' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $5,625. © Sotheby's of baluster form rising from a gently flared foot to broad rounded shoulders and a straight neck, the sides carved through the light brown glaze to the buff body beneath, with a composite floral scroll with each flower head enclosing a single character forming the phrase Junzi ai cai (the gentleman loves wealth), below a keyfret band around the shoulders... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2018

A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1035. A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 7/8  in., 45.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's the body covered in a creamy-white slip and clear glaze, flanked by two handles formed by lion masks issuing fixed rings, large lotus blossoms on spiraling leafy vines painted in brown between rows of raised bosses, the seat top painted with a spotted qilin amidst auspicious objects. Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2018

A Longquan celadon perfumier, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 527. A Longquan celadon perfumier, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). H. : 23.3 cm. (9 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Reposant sur un socle integré ajouré à décor de flots, la panse ajourée ornée de rinceaux feuillagés et de fleurs épanouies, au-dessous d'une frise 'nid d'abeille' ; une restauration en laque d'or. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
15 décembre 2018

A polychrome stucco figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 33. A polychrome stucco figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). H.: 81 cm. (38 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 30,000 - EUR 50,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Représenté assis en vajrasana sur un socle lotiforme, ses mains en dhyanamudra, vêtu de robes longues et paré de bijoux, le visage serein, ses cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon dans une tiare rehaussée d'un caractère lanca ; restaurations et manques. Christie's. C'est... [Lire la suite]