15 novembre 2016

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art December Auction series to take place on 1-2 December

Selection of jades from the Song to Qing dynasties. Estimates range from HK$80,000 – HK$300,000 / US$10,400 – 38,700. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong December series of Chinese Works of Art sales will take place on 1 and 2 December at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery. The series will feature the dedicated sale of The Muwen Tang Collection of Chinese Jades, and the Chinese Art sale, encompassing fine European and Asian collections of ceramics from Song and Ming dynasties, scholarly works of art, and a rare... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2016

A rare imperial yellow silk damask panel of Avalokitesvara, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 106. A rare imperial yellow silk damask panel of Avalokitesvara, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 99,680 - USD 149,520). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The panel is finely woven in yellow silk to depict Avalokitesvaraas the four-armed Shadakshari Lokeshvara, with the inner arms in anjalimudra. He is seated on an elaborate throne on top of a large lotus, set against a ground with clusters of floral sprays. 44 in. x 41 ½ in. (111.8 cm. x 105.5 cm.). ... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2016

A fine and rare blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3715. A fine and rare blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,680,000. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides supported on a short tapered foot and subtly divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising to a barbed everted rim of conforming form, the interior painted to the gently sunken barbed medallion with a central lotus bloom wreathed by flowering chrysanthemum, mallow, pink, camellia and... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2016

A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white barbed dish, Yongle period

  Lot 318. A magnificent and extremely rare blue and white barbed dish, Yongle period. Sold for HK$ 2,280,000 (€262,195). Photo Bonhams. Very finely moulded and shaped, a feat of technical accomplishment, the large dish of flattened circular form gently rising at the sides to a pronounced everted rim, the cavetto neatly moulded into twelve sections, the rim barbed at each section, forming twenty-four near symmetrical lobes, brilliantly painted in bold tones of cobalt-blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling' effect... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2016

A very rare and fine large blue-white interlocking flowers dish, Period of Yongle, Ming Dynasty

A very rare and fine large blue-white interlocking flowers dish, Period of Yongle, Ming Dynasty, 33.4 cm. Diam. Sold 3,795,000 RMB at Johan, 2014 Autumn Auction-Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2014-11-21 © 2016 johan.cn      
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05 octobre 2016

A fine and rare blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3630. A fine and rare blue and white barbed 'floral scroll' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. very finely potted with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, beautifully and richly painted in shades of cobalt accented with the 'heaped and piled' effect, the interior with a central lotus bloom shown en face surrounded by blooms... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2016

A superb blue and white 'grape' charger, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3638. A superb blue and white 'grape' charger, Ming Dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 8,000,000 — 10,000,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. very finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted rim, superbly painted in rich inky tones of cobalt-blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the interior decorated with a medallion enclosing three pendent bunches of grapes suspending from a gnarled vine issuing broad curling leaves and coiling tendrils,... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 346. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene depicting two scholars on a balustrade terrace by the side of a lake, one seated in a pavilion asleep at the desk, with an attendant standing beside, the other carrying a staff and walking with an attendant, carrying a qin, with two cranes in flight... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2016

A rare blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period

Lot 1318. A rare blue and white 'Grapes' dish, Yongle period. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The interior is well-painted with a leafy grapevine bearing three bunches of grapes as well as coiling tendrils, encircled by a band of composite foliate scroll in the rounded cavetto, the meandering leafy stem bearing twelve different flowers and buds. The everted rim is decorated with a band of wind-tossed waves, and the exterior with a further band of composite... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2016

An rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed lianzi bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3315. An rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed lianzi bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$300,000 – HK$500,000 ($38,801 - $64,669). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides, incised on the exterior with a leafy composite scroll bearing three chrysanthemum blossoms alternating with mallow and camellia below a keyfret band at the rim. The interior is incised with a chrysanthemum spray enclosed within a double-line roundel below a wide register of moulded lotus petals... [Lire la suite]