09 décembre 2019

A celadon jade ‘cloud-scroll’ ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 3500 BC

Lot 2712. A celadon jade ‘cloud-scroll’ ornament, Hongshan Culture, circa 3500 BC; 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The jade is carved and pierced as a continuous cloud-scroll composed of three inter-connected modular units with subsidiary arched and toothed segments protruding from various joins and corners, with a small pierced aperture to the top. The stone is covered by white alteration, box. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2019

A rare and large purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3062. A rare and large purple-splashed Jun bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 1,600,000 - HKD 2,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is well potted with deep, rounded and straight sides rising from a low rising from a low, spreading foot to a slightly inverted rim, and is covered with milky blue and purple splashes suffused with copper green spots. The thick glaze on the exterior stops short of the... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2019

A large jade carving of a ‘pig-dragon’, Hongshan culture, circa 4000-3000 BC

Lot 2706. A large jade carving of a ‘pig-dragon’, Hongshan culture, circa 4000-3000 BC; 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 385,335 - USD 642,224). Price realised HKD 6,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The jade is carved as a coiled stylised mythical animal with incised circular eyes below pricked ears, and pierced with a circular aperture to the centre between a slit and a smaller aperture for suspension. The stone is of a green tone with extensive... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2019

A russet-painted blackishbrown-glazed jar with rope-twist handle, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3124. A russet-painted blackishbrown-glazed jar with rope-twist handle, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The high-shouldered tapering body is painted in matte russet brown with two long-tailed birds with spread wings swooping down from the shoulder in contrast to the lustrous blackish glaze which also covers the interior where it... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A pair of Longquan celadon weiqi boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2984. A pair of Longquan celadon weiqi boxes and covers, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each is potted with deep straight sides, carved on the exterior with overlapping lotus petals and the bowl is covered inside and out below the unglazed rim with a pale bluish-green glaze. The cover is similarly carved and glazed. Property from the Yangdetang Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2018

A rare Yaozhou carved 'egrets and peony' truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127)

Lot 2916. A rare Yaozhou carved 'egrets and peony' truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127); 5 7/8 in. (14.6 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The broad, high-shouldered body is carved with two egrets on opposite sides, against a background of dense peony scroll, above a band of petal lappets, and below a scalloped border, covered inside and out under an olive-green glaze, with the exception of the base,... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2017

A carved white-glazed ‘Phoenix-head’ ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2985. A carved white-glazed ‘Phoenix-head’ ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 3/4 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 280,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is potted with a globular body which rises to a tapering ribbed neck surmounted by a phoenix head. It is covered in a greenish-white glaze and has a strap handle opposite the short, curved spout; box. Provenance: Property of the Yangdetang Collection. Note: The earliest ceramic... [Lire la suite]
28 septembre 2017

Property from the Yangdetang Collection at Christie's The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Lot 74. A bronze 'Lion and Grapevine' mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907), 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,858 - USD 6,431). Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1997 Property from the Yangdetang Collection. Lot 75. A Yue celadon chicken-head ewer, Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420), 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2016

A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3160. A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,359 - USD 19,424). Unsold. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is heavily potted with deep rounded sides rising to a finger-grooved rim, supported on a short straight foot. It is covered inside and out with a black glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings that stops irregularly above the foot exposing the reddish-brown body. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam., box. ... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2016

A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3159. A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,359 - USD 19,424). Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is covered with a black glaze streaked with russet markings ending in an irregular line above the foot to expose the purplish-black stoneware body, box. Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall