29 mai 2019

A highly important and exceedingly rare huanghuali altar table, gongzhuo, Ming dynasty, second half of 15th century

  Lot 2703. A highly important and exceedingly rare huanghuali altar table, gongzhuo, Ming dynasty, second half of 15th century; 39 in. (99 cm.) overall high, 41 in. (115cm.) long, 27 in. (69.8cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 26,525,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The two-panel rectangular top is set in a mitred frame with 'water-stopping' moulding and 'ice-plate' edge. The long sides of the high waist are decorated with three inset panels with... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A yellow-ground underglaze blue 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A yellow-ground underglaze blue  'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (96,908 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the centre with a medallion with gnarled leafy branches issuing nine peaches in inky tones of cobalt-blue, all within a double-line border repeated below the rim, the exterior with an undulating leafy scroll bearing... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

Lot 1116. A rare finely cast tripod ewer and cover, he, Warring States period (475-221 BC); 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The compressed globular body is raised on the backs of three squatting, bird-like mythological creatures with feathered wings, scaly bodies, ornate horns and front claws clasped in front of the chest, and the sides are crisply cast in relief with two registers of intricate, interlocking... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 2983. A rare Qingbai archaistic tripod censer, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 6 11/16 in. (17 cm). Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The censer is raised on three ribbed legs surmounted by masks, applied to the body with raised archaistic scrolls reserved on a ground, covered inside and out with a pale aquamarine glaze except for a circular area in the centre of the base, box. Provenance: The T.T. Tsui Collection.... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A large carved Longquan celadon ‘phoenix-tail’ vase, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2906. A large carved Longquan celadon ‘phoenix-tail’ vase, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is heavily potted and deeply carved on the shoulder with a wide band of chrysanthemum scroll bearing three large blossoms above a narrow band of foliate scroll and upright petals on the lower body. The flaring mouth rim is carved with horizontal fluted bands and the... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2017

A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Wanli mark and period

Lot 242. A rare yellow-ground turquoise and aubergine-glazed 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619), 11 in. (28 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 55,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated on the biscuit in turquoise, green and aubergine, with two confronted five-clawed scaly dragons with heads turned towards the rear divided by a band of clouds, above foaming waves crashing against rockwork, the cavetto... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2015

A blue and white 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3214. A blue and white 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,818 - $103,709). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,023). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish is painted in cobalt of inky-blue tones in the centre of the interior with nine peach fruits borne on leafy gnarled branches, the exterior with a band of morning glory scroll, all against a later enamelled yellow ground. 10 1/2 in.... [Lire la suite]