16 octobre 2021

Culturally significant objects far exceed estimates in Freeman's Asian Arts sale

PHILLADELPHIA, PA.- Ben Farina, Head of Asian Arts at Freeman’s expressed delight about his curated Asian Arts auction held on 14 October. Farina commented “We had a number of wonderful pieces from various regional collections, and we’ve greatly enjoyed working with the consignors to bring this material to auction.”The 256-lot sale witnessed competitive bidding between international buyers which pushed sale prices far higher than their pre-sale estimates. On the heels of remarkable sales earlier in the year—including... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2021

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 14¾ in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 81,900 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall waisted neck, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' deep blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll registers at the foot and a ruyi band and further floral scroll at the shoulder, the... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2021

A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong

  Lot 3618. A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white ewers and covers, Seal marks and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); overall 29.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 3,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad curving body painted with a foliate band of composite blooms between a ruyi border and a band of foam-crested waves, the vase angling to broad shoulders similarly painted with the sequence of crested waves, floral,... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2021

A large blue and white Ming-style 'eight Buddhist emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 150. A large blue and white Ming-style 'eight Buddhist emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 10 ¼ in., 26 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides resting on a straight foot, finely painted in 'heaped and piled' cobalt blue tones, with a band of beribboned 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' above a stylized lotus scroll and upright ruyi lappets, all between double-line borders at the rim and a wave border encircling the... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2021

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 147. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 14 ⅝ in., 37 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus lappet and 'classic' scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2020

A large Ming-style copper-red-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 833. A large Ming-style copper-red-decorated bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within double circles and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. With deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior decorated with three fish in copper-red of crushed strawberry tone. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990.... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2020

A Ming-style blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 2842. A Ming-style blue and white ‘Floral scroll’ dish, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 10.½ in. (26.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The dish is finely painted on the interior with composite floral blooms borne on meandering stems in the centre, enclosed within a band of composite floral scroll on the well underneath a classic scroll around... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circle and of the period

Lot 119. A blue and white Ming-style 'lotus' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue in double circle and of the period (1662-1722). Diamètre: 16 cm. (6 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Orné d'une frise de grecque à la bordure du col, l'extérieur du bol est à décor d'une bande de pétales de lotus stylisés autour du pied. L'intérieur est rehaussé d'une fleur à quatre pétales entourée par des rinceaux stylisés ; petite... [Lire la suite]
11 juin 2020

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'day lily' dish, Xuande six-character mark, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

A rare Ming-style blue and white 'day lily' dish, Xuande six-character mark, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 15.9cm (6 2/8in) diam. Asking price: £22,000. © Bonhams. Finely potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot, decorated to the interior in rich tones of cobalt blue simulating the 'heaping and piling' effect, with a central roundel enclosed within a double circle painted with a flowering day lily with prominent upright pollen-bearing anthers, surrounded by dense foliage issuing... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2020

A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 2168. A fine Ming-style yellow-ground blue and white conical bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.   The bowl is well potted with widely flaring sides rising from a spreading foot to the everted rim. The interior is delicately painted with a central medallion enclosing a leafy spray of dianthus below... [Lire la suite]