27 juillet 2019

An Yixing teapot and cover, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 402. An Yixing teapot and cover, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the ovoid body supported on a short foot, set with a short spout opposite the loop handle, the base of the handle with a seal reading Wang ji, impressed to the base with a Daoguang seal mark, the domed cover surmounted by a circular knop. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014

27 juillet 2019

An Yixing double-walled bamboo-form teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 400. An Yixing double-walled bamboo-form teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 15.2cm, 6in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body divided into eight vertical lobes, each lobe pierced with bamboo leaves, set with a curved spout and loop handle, each segmented to simulate bamboo stems, the domed cover similarly decorated. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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04 juillet 2019

A very rare cinnabar lacquered Yixing teapot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 78. A very rare cinnabar lacquered Yixing teapot, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 257,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of compressed globular form, set with a short curved spout opposite a round loop handle, the exterior covered in layers of cinnabar lacquer except for the interior and base exposing the Yixing body, finely carved through the red lacquer layers with the bajixiang amidst scrolling lotus, reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2019

A fine Yixing peach-form brush washer, Republic period (1911-1949)

Lot 2945. A fine Yixing peach-form brush washer, Republic period (1911-1949); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The washer is potted as half a peach supported on a finely modelled seeded lotus pod, a chestnut and a baby aubergine. Lying in the interior is a melon seed and a half-walnut. The base is incised with eight characters, yaochi jieshi, liaodian baogong, a poetic inscription followed by the... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2019

A rare Yixing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 62. A rare Yixing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 24.7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity depicted seated with her right knee raised, wearing her long robes draping from the shoulders before elegantly falling into neat voluminous folds over the body, the right foot emerging beneath the hem, the slightly downcast face with a benevolent expression framed by a high chignon, the back incised Shi Dabin zhi (Made... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

An Yixing prunus tree trunk-form teapot and cover, Wang Yinxian (China, 1943-2018)

Lot 825. An Yixing prunus tree trunk-form teapot and cover, Wang Yinxian (China, 1943-2018); 5 ¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Modeled as the gnarled trunk of a prunus tree, with a blossoming branch-form handle, and other small, blossoming branches on the sides, with one seal, Yinxian, beneath the handle, the base and the bottom of the interior each with a square seal, Wang Yinxian zhi(Made by Wang Yinxian), the interior of the... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2018

A rare Yixing bamboo shoot-form water dropper, signed Chen Mingyuan, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 2933. A rare Yixing bamboo shoot-form water dropper, signed Chen Mingyuan, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) long, box. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - HKD 2,600,000. Price realised HKD 4,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd  2018. The vessel is naturalistically potted in the form of a bamboo shoot, combed with incised fine lines in imitation of the skin, the narrow tip with a small aperture as an outlet. A small clam is attached on one side near the base. The base is impressed... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 490. Two Yixing famille-rose enameled teapots and covers, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height of taller 9 5/8  in., 24.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the first of hexagonal form set with an S-form spout and a C-shaped handle, painted with a band of floral lotus scrolls in the mid-section between a band of upright blue lappets around the foot and ruyi and archaistic scrolls around the base of the neck, the cover... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2018

A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 593. A rare 'Ge-type' Yixing 'Lotus' censer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 400—600 GBP. Lot sold 1,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008  the lobed globular body rising from a high spreading foot to a short waisted neck and pierced domed top, covered overall in a pale grey glaze suffused with a matrix of dark grey crackles. Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 225. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2017

The Far-Reaching Fragrance of Tea: The Art and Culture of Tea in Asia at National Palace Museum, Taipei

  TAIPEI - The appreciation is a lifestyle, a fashion, an art, and a culture; it is a shared language of tea connoisseurs. The originated in China, and methods of tea making have undergone centuries of change, as have the equipment and the manner in which the tea has been enjoyed. In ancient times, tea was used both to quench the thirst, and also for its perceived medicinal qualities; during the Tang and Song dynasties, it was brewed by boiling then it was sipped gently. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, tea was brewed by... [Lire la suite]