18 septembre 2018

A tall powder-blue-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1101. A tall powder-blue-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate: 2,500-3,500 USD. Sold Price: 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elongated baluster-form body covered overall in a rich-blue glaze dappled with sapphire tones, the interior white-glazed, the base with an apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).  Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2018

A peachbloom amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 1093. A peachbloom amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, broadening at a steep angle from the narrow foot to the rounded shoulder then sweeping up to a cylindrical neck expanding into a flared rim, covered overall in a pale blush-toned glaze with occasional rose-colored flecks, the rim interior with a band of minute copper-green speckles, a network of... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period

Lot 1134. A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period, corresponding to 1428, and of the period; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in loose robes with chest, stomach and left shoulder exposed. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1169. A large yellowish-green and brown jade archaistic vessel, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flattened vessel is carved in high and low relief with intertwined chilong amidst interlocking cloud scroll. The stone is of yellowish-green color suffused with areas of russet, brown and cream.. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 1166. A copper-red-decorated fanghu-form vase, 18th century; 13 ¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is decorated in copper-red on the sides with various flower branches between two ruyi-head bands. The neck is decorated with a frieze of scrolling chrysanthemum below a band of plantain leaves and a further ruyi-head band around the rim. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Xuande mark.  ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A turquoise-glazed 'Phoenix' vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 1165. A turquoise-glazed 'Phoenix' vase, 18th-19th century; 8 ¾ in. (21.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior is decorated in shallow relief with long-tailed phoenixes in flight amidst clouds, and is covered overall in a crackled turquoise glaze. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2018

A small famille rose-decorated coral-red vase, Republic period (1911-1949)

Lot 1164. A small famille rose-decorated coral-red vase, Republic period (1911-1949); 4 ¾ in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The exterior is decorated in famille rose enamels on a coral-red ground with a chrysanthemum branch. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Yongzheng mark.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A carved celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1162. A carved celadon-glazed 'Dragon' vase, Kangxi  period (1662-1722); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is of ovoid shape, and is molded with three bow-strings on the base of the flared neck. The lower body is carved in shallow relief with two sinuous dragons ascending from breaking waves. It is covered with a fine and even pale celadon glaze thinning over the extremities.  ... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and a cover

Lot 1161. A peachbloom-glazed seal paste box and a cover; 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The box and cover are of cushion form and are covered with a mottled and speckled glaze of apple-green color suffused with pale blush stopping neatly above the foot. The base is inscribed with an apocryphal Kangxi mark.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A small Guan-type lotus-leaf-form brush washer, 18th century

Lot 1169. A small Guan-type lotus-leaf-form brush washer, 18th century; 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The washer is naturalistically modeled as a lotus leaf with curled edges, the veins excecuted in slip on the base. It is covered overall in a pale blue-grey crackle-suffused glaze.  Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection. Literature: Los Angeles County Museum, Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]