07 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

  Lot 433. A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 19.2cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the interior cast with a domed ring to the centre with a flat well and everted rim, finely enamelled to the centre with a single lotus spray framed by a border of lotus lappets, lotus and chrysanthemum sprays, the well with scattered florets with cloud scrolls interspersed by floret... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2018

The Stanley Field Early Ming bowl realizes over $1.4 million, setting auction record at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Lot 255. A Rare Blue and White Porcelain Hexafoil Bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate available upon request. Sold for $1,452,500. Courtesy Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. CHICAGO, IL.- On September 17 the Asian Works of Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers featured The Stanley Field Early Ming Bowl, a blue and white porcelain hexafoil bowl once belonging to Stanley Field of the iconic Field family. It sold for $1,452,500 after a number of bidders competed by phone, eventually selling to a buyer... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2018

A large white-glazed bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 1334. A large white-glazed bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 1/8 in. (25.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The bowl is potted with deep, rounded sides rising from a low, circular foot, and is covered overall with a white glaze that pools to a very pale blue above the foot.  Provenance: Private collection, South America, acquired in the early 20th century. Note: A Xuande-marked bowl of similar... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Peony' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 134. A rare blue and white 'Peony' bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 9.5 cm, 3 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a concave foot, painted to the sides in inky washes of cobalt blue with peonies borne on the same continuous scroll surrounded by fleshy leaves and attendant buds, with a band of classic scroll and lappets at the foot and a band of lotus scrolls at the rim, the underglaze blue six-character mark inscribed... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2018

A rare blue and white globular bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 508. A rare blue and white globular bowl, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 960,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2005. the globular body potted with generously rounded sides, painted in soft tones of characteristic 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue with five large peony flower-heads blooming from long winding stems further issuing tight buds and foliage, all above a band of upright lappets and a border of stylised scrolling stems of at the foot, and below a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2018

A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 135. A Fine Anhua-Decorated Blue and White Conical Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8in. (20.3cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 247. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 358,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Painted in rich underglaze blue on the exterior with a scrolling leafy stem bearing six large herbaceous peony blossoms alternating with buds above a band of overlapping petal tips, and on the... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 134. A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 243. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,161,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The gently rounded sides finely painted on the exterior with an immortal, possibly Xiwangmu, seated on the back of a phoenix flying above an island-dotted lake towards the shore where a figure sits... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare yellow-enamelled bowl, Xuande incised six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (142

Lot 8012. A fine and extremely rare yellow-enamelled bowl, Xuande incised six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435). 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 26,000,000 - HKD 35,000,000 (USD 3,345,264 - USD 4,503,240). © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is in the form of an inverted bell shape flaring at the rim and supported on a wide foot ring. The exterior and interior are covered in an imperial yellow enamel pooling around the foot, the base is incised under a... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2017

Christie’s presents the distinguished Le Cong Tang Collection to lead the November sale of Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

A highly important and extremely rare Wucai ‘fish’ jar and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue (1522-1566). 18 1/8 in. (46 cm. Estimate on Request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017 Hong Kong – This Autumn a series of extraordinary works from the celebrated Le Cong Tang collection will be offered for auction, forming a focal point for the season. This renowned collection has been meticulously amassed with a discerning eye and the selection to be offered comprises exquisite items created... [Lire la suite]