12 novembre 2019

A fine and very rare white-glazed anhua-decorated ‘dragon’ bowl, Kangxi slip-decorated seal mark and of the period

Lot 2902. A fine and very rare white-glazed anhua-decorated ‘dragon’ bowl, Kangxi slip-decorated six-character seal mark and of the period (1662-1722); 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 77,039 - USD 102,718). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The egg-shell thin bowl is decorated in slip on the interior with two scaly dragons amidst clouds. The centre of the interior is inscribed in slip with a Kangxi reign mark in seal script, box. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2019

A white-glazed yuhuchun vase Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 217. A white-glazed yuhuchun vase Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 10 ½ in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The base is inscribed in black ink with an illegible inscription, box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including the Quek Kiok Lee Collection, Hong Kong, 9 October 2019
01 octobre 2019

A rare white-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3119. A rare white-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (102,200 - 153,300 USD). Lot sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,330 USD). © Sotheby's. the delicate shallow rounded sides exquisitely moulded in the form of slender fluted petals with pointed tips radiating from a slightly recessed flat centre simulating a chrysanthemum bloom, all supported on a foot of corresponding form, covered overall save... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2019

A rare Cizhou-type white-glazed 'lion' pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 693. A rare Cizhou-type white-glazed 'lion' pillow, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Length 12 5/8  in., 32 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,750 USD. © Sotheby's. well modeled in a recumbent pose, the head with furrowed brows and protruding eyes accentuated with dark-brown slip, resting alertly on the extended front paws, the flowing mane swept back to either side and the long tail curling to one side along the back haunches, the slightly concave top elegantly... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2019

A large Cizhou white-glazed baluster vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 512. A large Cizhou white-glazed baluster vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The vase has a tapering, ovoid body raised on a spreading foot and is surmounted by a trumpet neck beneath an outward-curved mouth rim. The exterior is covered with a white slip under a milky transparent crackled glaze suffused with patches of pale russet, which stops above the foot to reveal the pale... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 757. A tall white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. well potted, of attenuated baluster form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a high, slender cylindrical neck surmounted by an elegantly lobed cup-shaped mouth, covered overall with a white slip under a transparent glaze, finishing unevenly above the slightly splayed, unglazed foot, revealing the buff-colored stoneware body. ... [Lire la suite]

07 septembre 2019

A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 754. A large 'Cizhou' white-glazed sgraffiato vase, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Height 18 7/8  in., 48 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the finely potted body of elegantly sinuous baluster form, the swelling shoulders rising to a slender elongated neck surmounted by a flaring cupped mouth with galleried rim and supported on a chamfered splayed foot, the rounded sides deftly carved with a wide frieze of scrolling leaves with delicately incised veining and frilled edges, set between a band... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A rare Ding white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 1008. A rare Ding white-glazed foliate-rimmed vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - USD 20,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The ovoid body is decorated with a bow-string band on the shoulder, the tall trumpet neck flaring to an undulating rim further incised with bow strings, and all raised on a tall spreading foot. The vase is covered with a glaze of creamy-white color that continues inside the mouth and onto the base..  Note: Created at the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664)

Lot 1003. A white-glazed 'lion' seal, Song-Ming dynasty (960-1664); 2 ¼ in. (5.8 cm.) high. Estimate 2,000 - USD 4,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The seal of square section is surmounted by a lion, with its head turned sharply to one side. The seal face is carved with a three-character name. It is covered overall with an ivory-white glaze with faint crackles.  Property from a Princely Collection. Provenance: Dr. Johan Carl Kempe (1884-1967) Collection, Sweden. Early Chinese... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

A white-glazed anhua-decorated lobed footed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1057. A white-glazed anhua-decorated lobed footed bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 9 5/8 in. (24.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The bowl is molded with seven lobes and the exterior is finely incised on each lobe with various plants and trees within double-line-border panels, which are repeated on the correspondingly lobed and flared foot. The center of the interior is incised with a fruiting peach trees below a band of florets incised on both the top and... [Lire la suite]