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]
12 novembre 2019

A rare tianbai-glazed incised ‘bajixiang’ monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2921. A rare tianbai-glazed incised ‘bajixiang’ monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 192,597 - USD 320,995). Price realised HKD 1,875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The moon flask is sturdily potted with a flattened octagonal body raised on a tapered foot and rising to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of openwork archaistic handles. The vase is covered under an even crackled glaze... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2019

A rare inscribed white 'monk's cap' ewer, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 51 A rare inscribed white 'monk's cap' ewer, Yongle period (1403-1424); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 77,820 - USD 103,760). Price realised GBP 100,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The ewer is elegantly potted with a bulbous body raised on a short splayed foot, below a curved handle with a ruyi-head tab, all decorated in a soft white glaze, tianbaiyou. The neck, shoulder and lower body above the foot are decorated with incised foliate patterns, and... [Lire la suite]