24 septembre 2016

A beautiful and rare blue and white porcelain stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 46. A beautiful and rare blue and white porcelain stem cup, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). Estimate 15000.00€ - 20000.00 €. Photo Czerny's Featuring an elegant, flared border and set on a hollow, widened foot; the body is vividly painted in blue with a scroll of leaves and flowers; two curly, arabesque bands around the foot and at the inner border; decorated with a chrysanthemum twig at the inside. The enamel is slightly damaged - 11 x 8 cm. Provenance: Italian Private Collection ... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2016

A rare and unusual 'mirror black'-glazed stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period

Lot 921. A rare and unusual 'mirror black'-glazed stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period  (1723-1735). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The deep cup is raised on a wide pedestal foot, and is covered on the exterior with a deep black glaze that has very faint traces of gilt decoration depicting a dragon chasing a flaming pearl. The reign mark is inscribed in a line inside the pedestal foot. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high.  ... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2016

A blue and white stem cup, 17th century

Lot 841. A blue and white stem cup, 17th century. . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  Standing on a tall, slightly spreading foot decorated with chrysanthemum and lotus, the cup is decorated with two figures playing weiqi and drinking tea, accompanied by an attendant tending to the tea. The interior of the foot is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high Provenance: Margaret and Raymond J. Horowitz Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2016

Rare coupe à pied en porcelaine bleu blanc, Dynastie Yuan

Lot 15. Rare coupe à pied en porcelaine bleu blanc, Dynastie Yuan. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 €. Photo Sotheby's les bords évasés, l’intérieur librement peint de petites fleurs de lotus dans un médaillon, les bords décorés d’une frise d’arabesques, l’extérieur orné de branches de prunus en fleur et d’un croissant de lune, l’ensemble reposant sur un haut pied conique, accidentsDiam. 9,5 cm; 3 3/4  in. A rare blue and white stem cup, Yuan dynasty Provenance: Collection of William... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2016

A 600-year-old china Ming cup sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million

The Ming Xuande (1426-35) mark and period blue and white Stem Cup, sold in Hong Kong by Auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull for £3.6 million, was the most valuable of 270 items bequeathed to the Staffordshire University by Mr Ernest Thornhill on his death in 1944. HONG KONG.- The Stem Cup, which dates back to the early 15th Century sold for £3.6 million by Lyon & Turnbull at a their debut auction in Hong Kong today (31st May 2016). The Stem Cup was the star lot of a specially curated sale of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A rare yellowish-grey and black jade stem cup, Western Han Dynasty

Lot 38, A rare yellowish-grey and black jade stem cup, Western Han Dynasty. Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 600,000 (€46,000 - 69,000). Photo: Bonhams. The deep tubular 'U'-shaped body carved in low relief with several registers of various decorative bands including a ground of 'C'-shaped scrolls, incised floral and geometric scrolls, and lappets, all raised on a tall and waisted cabriole foot with a wide circular base, the mottled stone of a yellowish-grey tone with black inclusions. 11.3cm (4.1/2in) high  ... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2016

A set of Qingbai stem cup and cup stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 69. A set of Qingbai stem cup and cup stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HK$30,000 – HK$50,000 ($3,887 - $6,478). Price realised HKD 125,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The cup is potted with rounded sides and a straight rim supported on a splayed foot; the stand is potted in the form of an inverted cup surmounting a circular stepped flange supported on a slightly splayed foot and punctuated underside. Both are covered inside and out with a clear crackled glaze of pale... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2016

A Longquan celadon-glazed stem cup, Ming dynasty

Lot 8083. A Longquan celadon-glazed stem cup, Ming dynasty. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo: Bonhams. Thickly molded with a wide, curving well and raised on a tall spreading foot, the interior walls incised with a fluidly drawn lotus flower and leaf scroll pattern that repeats on the exterior below a key-fret band, the stoutly formed foot encircled by a raised string band and deeply hollowed, a well-preserved and lustrous olive green glaze covering all surfaces except the foot pad. 5in... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2016

A fine white-glazed incised stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 331. A fine white-glazed incised stem cup, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1723-1735) © Christie's Image 2003 The exterior incised with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) positioned above eight lotus sprays, all above a ruyi band at the top of the stem foot which is incised with three sprigs of lingzhi - 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) diam. Lot 331. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $19,120  Notes: An engraved white stem cup with... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

A burnished black 'egg-shell' pottery stem cup, Neolithic period, Longshan culture, 2nd half 3rd millenium BC (2500-2000 BC)

A burnished black 'egg-shell' pottery stem cup, Neolithic period, Longshan culture, 2nd half 3rd millenium BC (2500-2000 BC), Shandong Province.  © Christie's Image 2003 Thinly potted, the deep cup with widely flared rim raised on a tall hollow stem with broader tubular section cut with rows of narrow slits either side of a median grooved band, raised on a spreading foot - 9½in. (24.1cm.) high, box - Lot 187. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $4,183  Property ofrom the collection... [Lire la suite]