25 avril 2017

A Qingbai 'Phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 199. A Qingbai 'Phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover moulded with a pair of phoenix in flight, covered overall with a transparent glaze pooling to a light blue in the recesses stopping short of the edge on the cover, the base unglazed; together with a Qingbai circular box and domed cover, Song dynasty, and a cosmetic box and cover with three cups and flowers in the interior, Song... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

“Qingbai” Pillow with Russet Floral Pattern, Song Dynasty, 960-1279 A.D.

“Qingbai” Pillow with Russet Floral Pattern, Song Dynasty, 960-1279 A.D. © Zetterquist Galleries Length: 15cm A stoneware rectangular pillow with concave top and tall tapered body. The top and sides are decorated in iron oxide brown and rust colored abstracted floral depictions, which stream to pleasing effect. The glaze and decoration stop about 1 cm above the bottom, which is unglazed, revealing a white porcelaineous stoneware body, which is flat, and has an impressed cloth pattern. Some glaze fritting at edges, and a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 4. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimation 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the full-bodied swelling flask with a flattened globular body of elongated section, surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll handles and resting on a slightly concave flat base, exquisitely painted on either side of the body with masterful arrangements of blossoming flowers, with... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2017

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week, New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Watermelon Tourmaline Conjoined 'Dragon' Vase, 18th century, 5 in. (12.7 cm) high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A rock crystal carving of a ‘foo’ dog, with a ‘zitan’ stand, China, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Length: 11.2 inches (28.5 cm) © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A Qingbai 'boys' pillow, China, Song Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art A blue-glazed 'Sancai' dish, China, Tang Dynasty © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Littleton... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2016

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 538. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. solidly potted with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze, thinning at the rim with subtle silver streaks extending downwards, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark grey stoneware body - 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Notes: The striking black glazes of Jian wares... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2016

A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279).

Lot 536. A 'Jian' 'Hare's Fur' bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. the deep bowl covered with a black glaze accentuated with yellow streaks, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body - 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
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09 décembre 2016

Two small white-glazed washers and a small black-glazed ‘ribbed’ jar, Five Dynasties and Song dynasty

Lot 520. Two small white-glazed washers and a small black-glazed ‘ribbed’ jar, Five Dynasties and Song dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. one white-glazed washer of circular form with a flower-decorated handle set to the rim in the form of a wide lobed flange; the other white-glazed washer of triangular form with lobed sides and a foliate rim, decorated to the interior with a butterfly; the black-glazed jar with a wide mouth and four loop handles, decorated around... [Lire la suite]
09 décembre 2016

A ‘Jian’ ‘hare’s fur’ bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 518. A ‘Jian’ ‘hare’s fur’ bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. with a narrow groove encircling the exterior below the rim, covered overall with a black glaze thinning at the rim with dazzling russet streaks extending downwards, the glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the dark brown stoneware body, the rim bound in metal, Japanese wood box - 13.1 cm, 5 1/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Dec 2016
09 décembre 2016

A small 'Ding' lobed dish and a small 'Ding' incised dish, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 517. A small 'Ding' lobed dish and a small 'Ding' incised dish, Song dynasty (960–1279). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 43,750 HKD.  Photo Sotheby's. the lobed dish with shallow rounded sides dividing into five lobes, supported on a short foot, covered with a transparent glaze pooling to a darker tone below the rim; the incised dish with flared sides and a short foot, the interior with wave patterns, covered overall save for the rim with a transparent glaze,... [Lire la suite]