18 septembre 2019

A large qiangjin and tianqi polychrome and gilt-lacquer lobed 'dragon' box and cover, 18th century

Lot 781. A large qiangjin and tianqi polychrome and gilt-lacquer lobed 'dragon' box and cover, 18th century; 17 ¾ in. (45.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The cover is decorated with a central full-face five-clawed dragon surrounded by four further five-clawed dragons within a scalloped border decorated with key fret. Each of the sixteen lobes of the cover encloses a dragon above a narrow border of bats and... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A rare large qiangjin and tianqi 'phoenix and crane' lacquer box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3031. A rare large qiangjin and tianqi 'phoenix and crane' lacquer box and cover, Jiajing incised six-character mark in a vertical line and of the period (1522-1566); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cover is delicately incised to the top with a crane and phoenix in flight among a composite floral scroll. The rounded sides are similarly decorated with phoenix and crane amidst... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

An extremely rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi ‘Dragon’ chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Jiajing incised and gilt mark and period

Lot 8007. An extremely rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi ‘Dragon’ chrysanthemum-shaped dish, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000 (USD 154,402 - USD 231,603). Unsold. © Christies Images Ltd 2017  The dish is delicately worked with forty-eight narrow fluted sides with pointed tips radiating from a slightly recessed centre and continuing on the exterior across the foot, each incised and gilt on... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624

Lot 58. A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624. Estimate USD  18,000 - 25,000. Sold for US$ 23,750 (€20,407). Photo: Bonhams. Cast holding a scroll with both hands, clothed in shawl and dhoti with swirling scarves, the chest hung with garlands of jewels, the face with a serene expression, framed by an elaborate crown and lotus blossoms issuing from the palms, the right blossom supporting a ruyi, the left a now-missing triple gem,... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2015

A blue and white 'Ko-sometsuke' octagonal dish, Tianqi

A blue and white 'Ko-sometsuke' octagonal dish, Tianqi (1620-1627). Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,600 - 2,000). Photo: Bonhams. The rounded sides rising from a cylindrical foot, painted to the interior with two figures approaching a bridge, in a rocky, tree-strewn river landscape, before distant mountains, the flattened rim decorated with pine, bamboo, prunus and trailing, leafy branches, with Japanese wood box. 7.5cm (6 7/8in) wide (2). Note: For a similar deep dish with a square everted rim see M.... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2014

Blue and white saucer-dish, Tianqi

Blue and white saucer-dish, Tianqi. Photo courtesy of Marchant. painted with four horses in a field in various poses attended by a seated groom playing a flute, the underside with stylised branches. 21.1 cm diameter. Price £6,500 Formerly in the collection of CGA Clay no. 060. The wonderfully whimsical depiction of the horses and the subtle intimation of a field as the setting by means of just a few tufts of grass respond well to the Japanese taste of the time. Marchant. http://www.marchantasianart.com/
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29 novembre 2011

A very rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon & treasure basin' cabinet & stand. Jiajing (1522-1566)

A very rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon & treasure basin' cabinet & stand. Jiajing (1522-1566). Photo Czerny's Of rectangular shape, the top face delicately incised and gilt filled representing on a cartouche a five clawed dragon purchasing the flaming pearl amidst stylized clouds and above crested waves breaking against jagged rocks at the base, all picked out in red, brown, green and black and reserved on a diaper-ground of wan characters within squares. The front door depicting on... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2010

The Stenbeck Collection of Ming, Transitional & Kangxi Porcelain @ Bonhams

A fine blue and white sleeve vase. Circa 1640 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd During the early/mid seventeenth century in China, for some fifty years the absence of Imperial patronage meant non-Imperial kilns played a leading role in ceramic production. This resulted in one of the most dynamic and fascinating periods in China's porcelain history. The withdrawal from Jingdezhen's potters of Court patronage led to a dramatic diversity of production, as the kilns turned their attention to selling both into the non-Imperial domestic... [Lire la suite]