13 janvier 2020

A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century

Lot 1366. A pair of iron-red-decorated stem cups, 18th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The thinly potted sides of each bowl are delicately painted in shaded tones of iron red with three fish, and the spreading stem foot is encircled at the top by a bow-string band. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is in underglaze blue on the inside of the foot of each. Provenance: Barbara Hutton (1912-1979)... [Lire la suite]

27 novembre 2019

A fine and extremely rare miniature lemon yellow-enamelled stem cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 3025. A fine and extremely rare miniature lemon yellow-enamelled stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1723-1735); 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 625,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The small stem cup is delicately potted with deep flaring sides rising to a slightly everted rim. Applied to the inside and outside in even glaze of bright lemon tone stopping close to the rim and foot. The base is covered with a... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2019

A small copper-red inscribed stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 2829. A small copper-red inscribed stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 5/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981). Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.   The exterior of the cup is inscribed in copper red with ten indecipherable characters in cursive-style script between two lines, covered overall with a translucent glaze with the exception of the interior and base of the hollow stem foot, box. Christie's. An... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2019

A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 221. A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim, encircled by a raised ring dividing the cup into two sections, the upper section meticulously engraved with a band of upright petals enclosing birds and flower sprays, lower section decorated with a band of leaf-shaped petals enclosing flower scrolls and a... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2019

Two jade stem cups, Mughal India, 18th century

Lot 121. Two jade stem cups, Mughal India, 18th century; 2 ins. (5 cm.) high (each). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each cup set with table-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies and emeralds in silver and gold. Provenance: Simon Ray, London, 2012. Literature: Ray, 2012, pp. 32-33, no.14. Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
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03 juin 2019

A white-glazed stem cup, Six Dynasties (221-589)

Lot 361. A white-glazed stem cup, Six Dynasties (221-589); 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. of deep U-shape slightly flaring at the rim, supported on a splayed hollow stem, applied overall save for the base with a transparent ivory-tinged glaze.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2019
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06 avril 2019

An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464)

Lot 3659. An extremely rare anhua-decorated white-glazed stem cup, Mark and period of Tianshun (1457-1464); 13.8 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,375,000 HKD (305,924 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, all supported on a tapering hollow cylindrical stem, the exterior decorated in anhua with an elephant, a lion and a galloping horse, the centre of the interior incised with a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 133. A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906). Width 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup of elliptical octafoil form, embossed on either side with semicircles and raised on a splayed quatrefoil base formed by four lotus petals with extravagantly everted edges forming the foot, the interior centered with a single lappet in relief and engraved with fish and mythical beasts amidst dense over lapping waves, with... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2018

Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 137. Two silver stem cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Heights 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. each with an everted rim, supported on a short spreading foot, one finely chased on the exterior with pointed arches enclosing birds and animals, separated by a beaded edge from shaped panels enclosing scrolling foliage, details picked out in gilt, all against a fine ring-punched ground; the other unadorned except for a fold... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2018

A rare Qingbai stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 385. A rare Qingbai stem cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13.3 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a stepped pedestal arranged in three tiers of petal-fluted collars to a flat everted rim, covered overall in a white translucent glaze. Note: Compare similar pieces included in Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1965, pls 393 and 394. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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