22 avril 2016

A white-glazed jar and cover, China, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2. A white-glazed jar and cover, China, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 20 000/30 000 €. Photo Nagel The tapering body rising to a round shoulder and surmounted by a short wide neck with domed cover, covered overall in a thick opaque-white glaze stopping neatly at the foot revealing the unglazed footing. H. 29,5 cm. Good condition A jar of this type, recovered from the Yongle stratum of the waste heaps of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, was included in the exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2016

A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 17, A fine, outstanding and rare blue and white moonflask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate 25,000,000 — 35,000,000 HKD (2,923,577 - 4,093,008 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype, elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body set with two circular bosses at the sides, rising to a garlic neck flanked by a pair of loop handles with ruyi-shaped terminals on the shoulders, all supported on a spreading foot of circular form, the... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

Lot 15, A fine, magnificent and extremely rare blue and white holy water vessel, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Estimate HK$35,000,000 — 45,000,000 (€4,093,008 - 5,262,439). Photo Sotheby's. inspired by a metal prototype, superbly potted with a pear-shaped body resting on a bulbous stem and stepped foot, gracefully rising to a waisted neck sweeping up to a flared rim with rolled lip, the body set with a long facetted spout tapering to a lipped rim, boldly painted... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2016

An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 16, An exceptional and rare incised ‘sweet-white’ vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate HK$6,000,000 — 8,000,000 (€701,658 - 935,545). Photo Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on a splayed foot, gracefully rising to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, finely incised with meandering branches of flowering and fruiting pomegranates, the fruits with dimpled skin and bursting with succulent seeds, all above a band of... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2016

Early Ming Dynasty porcelain vessel expected to sell for $600K-$800K in I.M. Chait sale

Lot 149. Blue and white porcelain ice chest, Ming Dynasty, Xuande Mark and Period, 18 inches wide. Provenance: Wolch Collection, Los Angeles. Est. $600,000-$800,000. All images courtesy of I.M. Chait Gallery/Auctioneers. BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- I.M. Chait’s annual end-of-March auction is an event held in highest regard by Chinese art connoisseurs returning home to the Far East after Asia Week New York. Those who visit the United States in pursuit of the finest Chinese antiques with prestigious provenance know they will find... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2016

Wine ewer decorated with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425

Wine ewer decorated with flowers and fruits, Ming dynasty, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425. Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration, height 26.1 cm, diameter of mouth 6.4 cm. National Museum of Chinese History, Beijing This wine ewer was made in Jingdezhen, the center of porcelain manufacture. It is based on an Islamic metal prototype.During the Mongol Yuan dynasty, Islamic traders settled in China's coastal cities, and Muslim officials wielded considerable influence at the imperial court. Their fine metalwork... [Lire la suite]
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30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white moon flask or bianhu, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Blue-and-white moon flask or bianhu, Yongle period, 1403 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue,29.5 x 20.5 x 12.5 cm max. (height x width x depth), width and depth at foot 29.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm (height x width x depth). Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, in honour of Sir Christopher White's Directorship of the Ashmolean, 1997. EA1997.190 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
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30 janvier 2016

Vase with phoenix, Yongle period, 1400 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Vase with phoenix, Yongle period, 1400 - 1425, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns; porcelain, with carved decoration under a sweet white (tianbai) glaze; 17.5 x 13.5 x 10 cm max. (height x width x depth), depth at foot 17.5 x 13.5 x 7.7 cm max. (height x width x depth). Bequeathed by E. H. North, 1980. EA1980.342 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
30 janvier 2016

Blue-and-white dish with floral decoration, Yongle period (1403 - 1425), Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

Blue-and-white dish with floral decoration, Yongle period (1403 - 1425), Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Jingdezhen kilns, porcelain, thrown, with underglaze painting in cobalt-blue, 7.1 cm (height), 38 cm (diameter). Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust. LI1301.144 © The University of Sussex
16 janvier 2016

Sotheby's to offer one of the most celebrated ancient collections of Chinese porcelain

Photo: Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- On 6 April 2016 in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer one of the greatest collections of Chinese porcelain left in private hands. Put together in the mid-20th century by Roger Pilkington, one of the most eminent and active collectors of his day, the collection spans the heights of 1,000 years of Chinese porcelain production, from the Tang through to the Ming and on to the Qing dynasties, capturing all the greatest achievements in the field, and at the same time telling the fascinating... [Lire la suite]