18 décembre 2021

A rare carved circular cinnabar lacquer box and cover, inscised and gilt-filled Xuande six-charcter mark, probably Yongle period

Lot 278. A rare carved circular cinnabar lacquer box and cover, inscised and gilt-filled Xuande six-character mark, probably Yongle period (1403-1424). D. 14,3 cm. Sold: €45,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions The flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene depicting three scholars and two page boys on a balustrade terrace by the side of a lake, with a crane in flight above, the scene framed by rockwork and pine trees, with rocky islands and... [Lire la suite]

12 décembre 2021

A Rare Blue And White ‘Rosette’ Moonflask, Yongle Period, 1403-1424

Lot 3581. A Rare Blue And White ‘Rosette’ Moonflask, Yongle Period (1403-1424). H 33.5cm. Sold for HKD 8,160,000/USD 1,046,154 (Estimate HKD 5,200,000 - 6,800,000/USD 666,667 - 871,795). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The flask is modelled after a Middle Eastern metal prototype and is elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body with two domed sections. Each side is centred with a yin-yang medallion radiating an eight-pointed starburst. The foliate points are interspersed between... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2021

An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

  Lot 130. An exceptional and rare blue and white 'floral' bowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 6 ¼ in., 16 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold: 721,800 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately potted in the shape of a lotus bud (lianzi) or chicken heart (jixin), with deep rounded sides and a pointed base resting on a short, narrow foot, finely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue accented with characteristic 'heaping and piling', the... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2020

A fine blue and white 'floral' barbed charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3607. A fine blue and white 'floral' barbed charger, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate: 3,000,000 - 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,528,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides divided into twelve bracket foliations, rising from a short circular tapered foot to a barbed everted rim, superbly painted in shades of cobalt blue with ‘heaping and piling’, the interior with a central peony bloom wreathed by meandering scrolls of lotus, hibiscus, camellia and gardenia,... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2020

A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2826. A very rare and finely painted blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1424); 12 13/16 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The interior of the vessel is finely painted in vibrant shades of cobalt blue to depict a large open-form flower, with each petal containing an auspicious emblem. The flower is encircled by a keyfret border, with the interior of the walls decorated with seven stylised... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2020

An early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3983. An early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 560,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012.  The well-potted, globular body tapers towards the splayed foot, with a pronounced ridge at the base of the slightly flared neck and the elongated, curved spout which projects from the galleried rim of 'monk's cap' outline. The peak of the rim rises above a small lug on the... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2020

A fine incised white-glazed barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3978. A fine incised white-glazed barbed-rim dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm.) diam. Estimate 800,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price realised HKD 1,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. Supported on a wide wedge-shaped foot, the dish is finely incised in the centre with a flowering peony tree, the lobed well with floral sprigs and the barbed rim with lingzhi sprigs. The exterior is similarly decorated with incised floral sprig on each lobe. The dish is covered... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3975. A fine and rare early Ming blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The dish is painted in strong tones on the interior with a bouquet of lotus flowers, seed pod and leaves, and other aquatic plants tied together with a fluttering ribbon, encircled by three concentric rings and a composite floral scroll around the cavetto below a wave band.... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2020

An extremely rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3578. An extremely rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle period (1403-1424); 3 1/2 in. (9.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 800,000 - HKD 1,000,000. Price Realised  HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Exquisitely carved in deep relief to the domed upper surface of the cover with two scholars standing on a balustraded terrace beneath the gnarled branches of a pine tree admiring a waterfall set within the gardens beyond the fence, with three... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'lotus' meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 5. A rare blue and white 'lotus' meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424); 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,710 USD). © Sotheby's. of baluster form rising to a short everted neck, finely painted in shaded tones of cobalt blue with characteristic ‘heaping and piling’ with three lotus blooms and attendant buds among scrolling foliage, all between a band of detached lotus sprays around the foot and a classic scroll... [Lire la suite]