18 août 2018

A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 227. A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 450,000. Price realised USD 384,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The powerful figure shown standing with feet firmly braced slightly apart and with right hand positioned as if holding the hilt of a sword that would have rested in the palm of the raised left hand, wearing elaborate layered armor with a monster mask at the waist, and a long... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

A small silver barrel-form box and cover, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 737. A small silver barrel-form box and cover, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) diameter at widest, 79 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Engraved around the sides with stylized lotus in quatrefoil panels set against a ground of leafy scroll, the top and underside with a six-pointed star motif with wavy lines, part of a copper coin adhered to the base, box. Christie's. The Collection of Robert... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2018

A small russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 202. A small russet-splashed black-glazed jar, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 5 1/8 in. (13.5 cm) high. Estimate : GBP 4,000 - 6,000. Price Realised: GBP 5000.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The jar i covered overall with an attractive glossy black glaze speckled with brown. The base is left unglazed..   Provenance: Belgian private collection. Exhibited: Borough of Rawtenstall Art Gallery & Museum, Chinese Art Exhibition, 1936 (according to label). Christie’s. The... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2017

A celadon-glazed bamboo-neck vase, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 309. A celadon-glazed bamboo-neck vase, Song-Yuan dynasty. 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 93,750 HKD (10,076 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the body moulded with scrolling motifs, covered overall in a crackled greyish celadon glaze, wood stand. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 nov. 2017, 02:00 PM
20 juillet 2017

A 'Guan' foliated brushwasher, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 320. A 'Guan' foliated brushwasher, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 288,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the gently curved lobed sides rising from a recessed concave base to the foliate rim, covered overall with a thick pale grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark and light grey crackles, the base with six spur marks and the rim copper bound. Exhibited: Exhibition of Chinese Art, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no. 466 ... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

A moulded Qingbai 'floral' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 434. A moulded Qingbai 'floral' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. decorated to the interior with a central floral medallion, surrounded by six flower panels around the cavetto, covered with a translucent blue-tinged glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
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05 mai 2017

The Splendour of Jade at Bonhams Hong Kong. The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades

The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG - Bonhams are privileged to offer on Tuesday 30 May in Hong Kong, the Songzhutang Collection of early Jades, dating from the Neolithic Period to 14th century. The remarkable and diverse collection (also including later jade carvings of the Ming and Qing dynasties) was published in 2011 and has since become an important reference work in the subject. It was formed over four decades from as early as the... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon carved bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 643. A 'Longquan' celadon carved bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 2,500 — 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, the interior with freely incised and combed decoration of flowering peony encircling the sides, the exterior undecorated, applied overall with a grayish-green glaze; together with another 'Longquan' bowl carved to the interior with two flowering lotus stems, wood stand (3). Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2017

A superb pair of bronze 'mythical beast' paperweights, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 3797. A superb pair of bronze 'mythical beast' paperweights, Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD. Lot sold 437,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each naturalistically cast in the form of a mythical beast crouching and facing forward, their taut muscular bodies well pronounced, one with the head of a goat, its long curved horn and beard meticulously articulated, the other with a dragon's head and depicted looking ferocious with an open mouth, the bronze patinated to a deep brown colour... [Lire la suite]