23 décembre 2018

A Qingbai-type molded dish, Ming-Qing dynasty

Lot 1027. A Qingbai-type molded dish, Ming-Qing dynasty. Diameter 6 in., 15.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $6,875. © Sotheby's the interior of the shallow rounded sides with four fish amid lotus below a narrow band of classic scroll, encircling a medallion of prunus boughs over waves, covered with a pale blue-tinted transparent glaze, the rim unglazed, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of Pauline B. (1910-2000) and Myron S. (1906-1992) Falk Jr., New York.Christie's New York, 21st... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A large 'Fahua'-type garlic-head mouth vase, Ming-Qing dynasty

Lot 98. A large 'Fahua'-type garlic-head mouth vase, Ming-Qing dynasty; height 21 in., 53.3 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the compressed globular body rising to tall neck everting to a garlic-head mouth, decorated with large flowers around the neck and body, with jewelled garlands suspended around the neck and upright lappets encircling the foot, the design picked-out in yellow, blue, green and ivory-white... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Tea caddy in shape of bucket with handle, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Tea caddy in shape of bucket with handle, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century, Jingdezhen Ware. High 8.8 Bore size 6.5 Bottom diameter 5.5. Gift of Mr. Matsushige Hirota, TG 2601 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum.
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10 août 2017

A large white stoneware 'Phoenix' conical bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 338. A large white stoneware 'Phoenix' conical bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century, 21.5cm., 8 1/2 in. Estimate 300— 500 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep flaring sides springing from a short tapering narrow foot, moulded to the interior in relief with a large phoenix amidst peony and bamboo, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze, the rim copper bound. Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 481.. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2017

Sotheby's sale offers an improbable array of curious objects

Lot 3027. An Impressive Allosaurus Dinosaur Skull, Late Jurassic Period, Wyoming, USA, approx. 79.8cm. Est. HK$2.2 – 2.8 million / US$284,000 – 361,000. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity III on 4 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale offers a total of 76 lots estimated in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million *. Curiosity III features a gathering of objects formed by nature and man-made, a cross between the Western cabinet of curiosities and... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2017

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties

Seal Chest, China, 17th century, Ming-Qing dynasties. Huanghuali wood, brass, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.375 in, 21.27 cm; depth: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker 1991.813 © Denver Art Museum. This chest with lidded compartment and three drawers is made from huanghuali wood, a material admired for its beautiful grain and warm color. It would likely have been used to hold a scholar's implements.

20 août 2016

A large yellow, green, turquoise, and aubergine-glazed figure of Amitayus, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

 Lot 845. A large yellow, green, turquoise, and aubergine-glazed figure of Amitayus, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The figure is seated in dhyanasana on a separately made lotus base with his hands resting in his lap holding a vessel, and is dressed in flowing robes and a scarf draped over his shoulders that continues around his forearms. The face has a benevolent expression with heavy-lidded eyes, and is surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2016

A small Ding-type molded deep bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 86. A small Ding-type molded deep bowl, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016  The bowl is molded on the interior with a central flower enclosed by panels of floral spray, and the character guo in the well. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Some surface rubbing to the glaze; a shallow chip to the interior; minor polishing to the foot rim. Estimation: USD 2,500 - 3,500 Provenance: Professor Jan Hellner (1917-2002) Collection, Stockholm,... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2016

A blue-glazed mountain-form brushrest, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 47. A blue-glazed mountain-form brushrest, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The brush rest is of crescent shape and is molded as five mountain peaks of graduated height, covered in a dark purplish-blue glaze. 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) wide. A few shallow chips to the underside; some wear to the top of the peaks. Estimation: USD 400 - 600 Christie's on line. The Art of China.
16 mars 2016

A brown-lacquered porcelain model of a qin, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911)

Lot 1178, A brown-lacquered porcelain model of a qin, Ming-Qing dynasty (1368-1911). Estimate USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bridge sits on two short hoof-form feet, and the form tapers down to the rounded end, fitted with serpentine pegs on the base. The qin is covered overall in a warm, brown lacquer, with an inscription on one side reading Da Ming Chenghua er nian Defu chong xiu (relacquered in the House of De in the second year of the Chenghua... [Lire la suite]