18 décembre 2019

A rare aloeswood teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 39. A rare aloeswood teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Hauteur: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Elle est sculptée en relief tout en préservant le grain naturel du bois d'agar. L'épaulement est surmonté d'une prise en forme de branches, l'intérieur doublé de métal argenté. Note: Aloeswood, or chengxiamu or eaglewood, diffuses a fragrance which has made it highly treasured, especially in... [Lire la suite]

21 octobre 2019

A rare Meissen Imari teapot and cover, circa 1722-23

Lot 358. A rare Meissen Imari teapot and cover, circa 1722-23. Height: 5 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted on the front in underglaze-blue with a tree trunk and gnarled branches, embellished in iron-red and gilding with flowers and leaves, the reverse with a bird in flight beneath a similar gnarled branch extending downwards from the cover decorated with a underglaze-blue bird and scattered flower sprigs, pseudo-seal mark in underglaze-blue. ... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A Robin's-Egg-Glazed 'Yixing' Teapot and Cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 121. A Robin's-Egg-Glazed 'Yixing' Teapot and Cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century; height 7 3/8 in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the body of rectangular form with sides slightly curving up to the mouth, loop handle and curved spout of square section, the domed conforming cover with loop finial, the exterior and underside with mottled turquoise and dark-blue glaze, thinning at the extremities, hinting at the brown stoneware body beneath, underside... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

An Yixing teapot and cover, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 402. An Yixing teapot and cover, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the ovoid body supported on a short foot, set with a short spout opposite the loop handle, the base of the handle with a seal reading Wang ji, impressed to the base with a Daoguang seal mark, the domed cover surmounted by a circular knop. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
30 avril 2019

Yixing from a Princely Collection at Christie's London, 14 May 2019

Pearls and jades of this world cannot be compared to the clay of YixingWang Wenbo, Tao Qi Xing Zeng Chen Mingyuan 人間珠玉安足取,豈如陽羨溪頭一丸土汪文柏 《陶器行贈陳鳴遠》 Lot 84. A rare Yixing signed and dated square seal, signed You Qinqing, dated to autumn of the bingxu year of Daoguang, corresponding to 1826, and of the period; 2 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) square. Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000 (USD 15,516 - USD 23,274). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The tortoise-form knop is worked with a textured carapace and pierced... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2019

A pair of famille verte teapots and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 68. A pair of famille verte teapots and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 6 3/8 in. (16.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Lobed sides and upright faux-bamboo handles. Christie's. The Tibor Collection: A Noble Eye for Chinese Export, New York, 10 April 2019

09 février 2018

Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 490. Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height of taller 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the first of hexagonal form set with an S-form spout and a C-shaped handle, painted with a band of floral lotus scrolls in the mid-section between a band of upright blue lappets around the foot and ruyi and archaistic scrolls around the base of the neck, the cover... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2016

The Betty Gertz ‘Hatcher Cargo’ Collection at Christie's, Chinese Export Art, 18 January 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center

In a landmark 1984 sale in Amsterdam Christie's offered Chinese porcelain from a 1640s shipwreck salvaged by the then-unknown Captain Michael Hatcher. In the audience sat three friends and fellow ceramics enthusiasts, Antwerp tastemaker Axel Vervoordt, the late dealer/scholar David Howard, and Betty Gertz of Dallas. Betty's wonderfully eclectic and erudite personal collection graced first her large Georgian style Dallas house (featured in Southern Accents in March-April 2002) and more recently her stunning new Dallas house, tucked... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2016

A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 638. A Qingbai teapot and cover, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500  HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body resting on a countersunk base, potted on one side with a spout and a loop handle on the other, the body carved with large floral blooms with long undulating petals, the rim bordered with a band of petal lappets, the cover similarly decorated with a horizontal tubular lug as a finial; height 11 cm, 4 3/8in. Provenance: A private Japanese collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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