26 mars 2020

A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3196. A rare large blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 41 cm., 16 1/8 in. Estimate 300,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sol 524,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with a broad flat base rising to shallow rounded sides, painted in the centre in vivid tones of cobalt with a lotus bouquet of thin lotus stalks, arrowhead, pondweed and millet tied together with a ribbon, enclosed on the cavetto with a composite floral scroll of camellia, chrysanthemum, lotus, and peony, all below a... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2020

An extremely rare pale celadon-glazed compressed globular jar, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1357. An extremely rare pale celadon-glazed compressed globular jar, Yongle period (1403-1425); 6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm.) diam. Estimate 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,082,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Of broad, compressed form, covered all over, and on the base, with an attractive pale 'winter-green' glaze thinning on the short neck and pooling slightly in darker tears beneath three modified biscuit florets on the sloping shoulders, the interior glazed white, box. Provenance: Nathan Bentz &... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1908. A fine early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,470,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum and leaves, below a border of classic scroll beneath... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2019

A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1907. A fine large early Ming anhua-decorated tianbai 'lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 1,710,000 (USD 221,315) . © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With rounded sides, the interior is delicately incised with a ribboned lotus bouquet surrounded by a composite floral meander issuing thirteen blooms including lotus, gardenia, hibiscus and chrysanthemum. The decoration on... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2019

A superb early Ming blue and white meiping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1518. A superb early Ming blue and white meiping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 9,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,960,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 The elegant baluster body boldly painted in rich tones of cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and piling' with six detached fruiting sprays of pomegranate, lychee, crab apple, longyan, peach and loquat between double lines, the foot encircled with overlapping leaves and the... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1512. A rare early Ming blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 3/4 in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,500,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,360,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Of double-gourd form after a Middle Eastern metalwork prototype, each domed facet of the moonflask well painted with an eight-pointed starburst radiating from a central yinyang motif, the foliate points interspersed between palmette ornaments, encircled by a... [Lire la suite]

10 décembre 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1510. An important and extremely rare early Ming blue and white basin, Yongle period (1403-1425); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 7,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000. Price realised HKD 9,640,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well potted with deep, slightly inturned sides rising to a flared rim, finely painted in brilliant cobalt-blue with extensive 'heaping and piling', on the flat base of the interior with a central floret enclosed within a roundel from which radiates... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A large early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1509. A large early Ming blue and white dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 15 3/4 in. (40 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 2,248,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006 Well painted in bright tones of cobalt enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling', on the central medallion with four flowerheads borne on a slender scrolling stem bearing the buds and leaves of each flower, encircled around the cavetto with a composite floral scroll, repeated around the... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2019

A fine and rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated ‘phoenix’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

  Lot 3003. A fine and rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated ‘phoenix’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 7/16 in. (18.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000 (USD 89,796 - USD 115,451). Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish is thinly potted with wide rounded sides and a gently flared rim, finely decorated in anhua around the cavetto with a pair of phoenix divided by 'S'-shaped clouds, the centre evenly spaced with three clusters of cloud-scrolls,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2019

A rare Longquan celadon carved ‘lychee’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3001. A rare Longquan celadon carved ‘lychee’ dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 13 1/4 (33.6 cm.) diam.  Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 76,968 - USD 102,623). Price realised HKD 2,125,000.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The centre of the dish is finely carved with a fruiting lychee spray surrounded by a floral scroll alternately bearing lotus and peach blooms in the cavetto and a narrow classic scroll beneath the mouth. The exterior is carved with a composite floral scroll.... [Lire la suite]