27 septembre 2021

A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435)

Lot 870. A very rare and exceptional imperial cloisonné enamel zun-form vase, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 375,000. © Christie's 2021 The vase is cast with a spreading foot that rises to a cushion-form mid-section and a trumpet neck, with four gilt vertical flanges on each section. The sides are decorated with peony blossoms on the foot, lotus scrolls on the mid-section, and upright overlapping plantain leaves with... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Rare Blue and White and Moulded ‘Phoenix’ Bowl, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

Lot 3407. A Rare Blue and White and Moulded ‘Phoenix’ Bowl, Xuande Period, 1426-1435. H 9.1cm D 20.9cm. Estimate: 500,000-1,000,000 HKD (USD 127,453 - 191,180). Sold Price: 1,534,000 HKD (USD 150,395). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The bowl is of deep conical form, flaring towards the rim and a lightly tapering foot, the centre is skillfully painted in unerglaze cobalt blue with a phoenix roundel with a male and a female bird among lotus scrolls. The inner sides are decorated with a similar... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Fine and Rare Blue and White ‘Floral’ Stem Cup, Dou, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

Lot 3409. A Fine and Rare Blue and White ‘Floral’ Stem Cup, Dou, Xuande Period, 1426-1435. H 10.5cm. Estimate: 500,000-1,000,000 HKD (USD 63,727 - 127,453). Sold Price: 1,534,000 HKD (USD 195,513). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The cup has a body of globular form standing on a flared foot, finely painted in bright tones of blue with a central frieze of dianthus borne of a leafy undulating stem below a geometric band at the rim. The base of the cup and the flaring foot are decorated with bands of... [Lire la suite]
17 octobre 2019

A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435

Lot 3405. A Blue and White ‘Dragon’ Stem Cup, Xuande Period, 1426-1435. D 17cm H 11.3cm. Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD (USD 12,745 - 19,118). Sold Price: 2,478,000 HKD (USD 315,829). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The well-proportioned cup is finely decorated to the exterior with a five-clawed dragons racing soaring sinuously amongst lotus scrolls. The interior is undecorated except for double lines at the mouth rim and a line of lanca characters below. The centre of the interior is inscribed with an... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2017

Vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Vase, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435), Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, 5 9/16 × 3 1/16 inches (14.2 × 7.8 cm). Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944, 1944-20-292a,b © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. The unusual faceted form of this vase derives from an Islamic prototype, while the handles issuing forth from animal mouths hark back to ancient Chinese bronzes.

18 août 2017

Woven Textile, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Woven Textile, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Silk and gilt thread tapestry weave, 16 × 9 inches (40.6 × 22.9 cm). Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1951, 1951-90-2 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
18 août 2017

Woven Fragment, Frontal dragon and flaming pearl design, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Woven Fragment, Frontal dragon and flaming pearl design, Ming dynasty, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Silk and gilt thread tapestry weave, 14 x 5 1/4 inches (35.6 x 13.3 cm). Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1951, 1951-90-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art.
18 août 2017

Gold Ewer and Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435)

Ewer, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 8 9/16 x 8 3/16 inches (21.7 x 20.8 cm). Purchased with the John T. Morris Fund, 1950, 1950-118-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. Basin, Xuande Period (1426-1435). Gold with engraved decoration of five-clawed dragons; semiprecious stones, 2 13/16 x 10 3/16 inches (7.1 x 25.9 cm). Purchased with Museum funds, 1950, 1950-74-1 © 2017 Philadelphia Museum of Art. During periods of the Ming dynasty, laws restricted... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2017

Small blue and white globular porcelain bowl with underglaze blue decoration, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (1426-1435)

Small blue and white globular porcelain bowl with underglaze blue decoration, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (1426-1435). Height: 7.5 cm. Donated by Sir John M Addis, 1975,1028.10 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Perfectly ergonomically designed, this globular bowl fits within the curve of the palm of the hand, its sides tapering in at the mouth and its base concave; there is no foot ring. Beneath a blue-white glaze it is painted in dark uneven cobalt with a single chrysanthemum with foliage... [Lire la suite]