19 mars 2020

A rare Cizhou carved bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Jin dynasty (1127-1234)

Lot 3284. A rare Cizhou carved bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Jin dynasty (1127-1234); 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase has an elegant pear-shaped body rising to a slender neck before a flared mouth. It is carved through the thick brown glaze to the buff-coloured body with a broad band of stylised leaves growing on an undulating stem and set below a similarly decorated smaller band on the lower... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2020

A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period (1861-1875)

Lot 98. A pair of sang-de-boeuf glazed pear-shaped bottle vases, yuhuchunping, Tongzhi marks and period (1861-1875); 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with a pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a trumpet neck, the exterior covered in an even liver-red glaze, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed to the base with a six-character reign mark. Provenance: Collection of E.G. Washburn... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2020

A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 3229. A Cizhou sgraffiato pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.  The elegantly potted vase is freely carved through the white slip to the buff body with a wide band of shaped panels enclosing a lotus spray, separated by a cartouche enclosing a leaf decoration above a chrysanthemum, all below a band of scrolling foliage. ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1493. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The pear-shaped body is painted in brown with three foliate sprays arranged diagonally between line borders on a white slip ground and under a clear glaze that falls short of the spreading, unglazed foot. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, October 1967. Arthur M. Sackler... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1488. A Cizhou-type brown slip-painted pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping,Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The vase is painted in brown with three foliate sprays on the lower body below two birds on the shoulder, all within double-line borders on a white slip and under a clear glaze that falls short of the thick, slightly flared foot. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, October... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2020

A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1177. A Cizhou-type painted brown-ground pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body is painted in somewhat metallic matte brown with three graceful flower sprays reserved on the dark olive-brown glaze that continues over the rim into the interior of the neck. The base is unglazed and carved with an inscription, Li Ho, possibly the... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2020

A blue and white pear-shaped bottle, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1451. A blue and white pear-shaped bottle, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.  The spreading body is raised on a flared foot and is painted around the sides with two phoenixes in flight amidst peony scroll between narrow decorative borders and bands of scroll-filled petal lappets above and below. The upper neck and mouth have been replaced, double Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2020

A rare doucai pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 1311. A rare doucai pear-shaped bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735); 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 243,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The well-potted body is finely painted with the 'Three Friends of Winter', prunus, pine and bamboo, growing amidst rocks, grasses and iron-red lingzhi. An apocryphal Xuande mark is on the base. Provenance: Christie's New York, 29 November 1990, lot 285. Note: The design... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A very rare blue and white faceted bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1302. A very rare blue and white faceted bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Lot sold USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The elegantly proportioned vase is of octagonal section, and is decorated with three registers of interlocking panels, those of the middle section enclosing repetitions of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and lingzhi between angular scroll-filled petals below and alternating panels of flaming... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, possibly Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1274. A celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, possibly Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The teardrop-shaped body tapers to the somewhat waisted neck which flares at the rim. The vase is covered overall with a crackle-suffused glaze of soft bluish-green color that shades in large areas to pale brown.. Provenance: Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection,... [Lire la suite]