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]
28 mai 2016

A very rare fine and superbly painted blue and white meiping and a cover, Yongle period (1403-1425), the cover late Ming dynasty

Lot 3222. A very rare fine and superbly painted blue and white meiping and a cover, Yongle period (1403-1425), the cover, late Ming dynasty. Estimate HK$30,000,000 – HK$40,000,000 (US$3,880,110 - $5,173,480). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The tapering body is boldly painted in rich tones of cobalt blue with extensive ‘heaping and piling’ with six fruiting sprays arranged in two registers, with peach, pomegranate and crab apple on the upper register, and cherry, loquat and lychee on the lower register. The... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2016

A very rare blue and white 'lotus' bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 38. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A very rare blue and white 'lotus' bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425). Sold for £98,500 (€125,066) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. The deep sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, the exterior finely painted in dark blue tones with a band of elongated lotus petals below a keyfret band around the rim, the interior with a central spray of fruiting loquat within double circles, surrounded by leafy scrolls of alternating blossoming camellias and... [Lire la suite]
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]