27 avril 2018

A magnificent early Ming blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1851. A magnificent early Ming blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep sides rising from a point at the centre of the base, the exterior finely painted in rich blue tones with a band of elongated lotus petals below a keyfret border at the rim, the interior with a central spray of fruiting loquat within double circles, below a leafy... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2018

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

Lot 1480. A rare blue and white moonflask, bianping, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Raised on a short, rounded rectangular foot, each convex side painted in underglaze blue of dark, inky tone with a stylized flower formed by eight palmette-joined petals radiating from a central yinyang motif encircled by a narrow petal band, all within an outer diaper border, the narrow... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A rare large Longquan celadon bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2238. A rare large Longquan celadon bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425); 10 3/4 in. (27. 5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,410,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim and stands on a short foot ring, it is covered all over in a thick, even celadon glaze of olive green tone, with a circle in the interior of the foot ring left unglazed to expose the body, Japanese lacquer cover dated to the Edo period,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 133. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 3/16in. (20.8cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 250. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 70,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with leafy composite scroll bearing three chrysantheum blossoms alternating with mallow and camellia, below a keyfret border, the interior with anhua decoration... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 132. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 1/4in. (21cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 249. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 110,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with a band of slender petals rising from the foot to a band of incised key fret at the rim, the interior decorated in anhua with a central chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

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

Lot 324. A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 74,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is finely painted in bright sapphire-blue tones with two peony blooms growing from a curled branch bearing leaves and buds, surrounded on the cavetto with seven peony blooms and on the everted lipped rim with continuous scrolling sprays. The exterior is detailed with a further lotus... [Lire la suite]

01 janvier 2018

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

Lot 37. A blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 27.6 cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,900,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base and a tapered foot, well painted on the interior in deep cobalt blue with a lotus bouquet of flowers, buds, leaves and a pod tied together with arrow-head and other water plants, encircled on the cavetto with a composite flower scroll of camellia,... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2017

A large blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 302. A large blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425), 16⅛ in. (41 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1 October 1991, lot 739Sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 8 April 2011, lot 3196 Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
04 septembre 2017

A tianbai anhua-decorated bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1178. A tianbai anhua-decorated bowl, Yongle period (1403-1425), 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is incised on the exterior with a continuous floral leafy scroll beneath a band of key fret at the rim, and on the interior with floral sprays in the central medallion surrounded by radiating vertical ribs in well, all under a clear 'sweet-white' glaze which also covers the base. Note: The distinctive tianbai 'sweet white'... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2017

A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 913. A small blue and white globular bowl, jingshuiwan, Yongle period (1403-1425), 4 in. (10.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The well-potted jar is decorated around the sides with a continuous band of peony scroll below a narrow band of lotus scroll and above bands of upright petal lappets and classic scroll in rich cobalt blue enhanced by darker 'heaping and piling'. The interior is decorated with a chrysanthemum... [Lire la suite]