06 mars 2020

A rare Longquan Guan-type shallow dish, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1354. A rare Longquan Guan-type shallow dish, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Of shallow form, carved around the exterior with a band of petals, above the low foot rim, covered all over and on the base with an icy, crackle-suffused glaze of blue-green color.  Exhibited: On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010. Note: It is possible... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2020

Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1341. Two rare small Guan-type vessels, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 2 5/8 and 2¾ in. (6.7 and 7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  The first a zhadou of compressed form with flared rim, the second a bud-form ewer with curved spout and strap handle, both covered in a pale greyish-olive, crackle-suffused glaze stopping above the foot to expose the grey ware. (2)  Provenance: Both: Richard B.... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2020

A rare Longquan celadon zhadou, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1312. A rare Longquan celadon zhadou, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  With compressed globular body rising to a tall neck and flared rim, covered overall, and on the base, with an unctuous glaze of sea-green tone, the foot rim left unglazed exposing the buff grey ware, wood stand. Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1940s. Note: A very similar,... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2019

A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty

Lot 202. A white jade 'boy and drum' group, Song-Yuan Dynasty; 6cm (2 3/8) wide. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 18,812 (€ 21,300). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Finely carved as a recumbent boy, lying in a relaxed posture wearing a short tunic, his head raised and his face rendered with a cheerful expression, holding between his outstretched arms a drum, the stone of even greenish-white tone with russet inclusions cleverly utilised to accentuate the forehead, box.  Provenance: Christie's Paris,... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon fluted pear-shaped vase, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 286. A very rare Longquan celadon fluted pear-shaped vase, Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The body molded with six lobes rising from a conforming pedestal foot to the everted barbed rim, the neck flanked by a pair of lion-mask handles suspending fixed rings, covered overall with a glaze of soft sea-green tone that thins on the ribs, the interior of the foot similarly... [Lire la suite]
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