06 août 2019

Qian Xuan (ca. 1235-before 1307), Autumn Melons, Yuan dynasty

Qian Xuan (ca. 1235-before 1307), Autumn Melons, Yuan dynasty. Hanging scroll, ink and colors on paper, 63.1 x 30 cm. © National Palace Museum, Taipei. Qian Xuan, a native of Wuxing, Zhejiang, was a provincial presented scholar (jinshi), a status that often yielded ideal position as official in traditional China. He excelled at poetry and prose as well as painting and calligraphy, earning a reputation for his arts in his hometown area. In the early Yuan dynasty, he and his renowned friend Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322) were known as... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3214. A very rare Longquan celadon dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price Realized HK$437,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015  Of shallow form with rounded sides and an everted rim, the interior is carved in the center in low relief with a character, rendered in Phagspa script within a decorative border, box. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 23 May 1978, lot 29Mason Wang Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland. Literature: Marilyn W.... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2019

A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Octagonal Faceted Vase, Meiping, Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th Century

Lot 3072. A ‘Longquan’ Celadon Octagonal Faceted Vase, Meiping, Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th Century. H 26.4cm. Estimate HKD 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 (USD 318,475 - 445,865). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. The Sze Yuan Tang Collection, acquired in Hong Kong during 1980s-1990s2. Sotheby's London, 13 July 2005, lot.1943. Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot.37. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
16 décembre 2018

A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 531. A Longquan celadon 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. D.: 37.2 cm. (14 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000. Price realised EUR 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme circulaire, recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon, le centre orné en relief d'un dragon pourchassant la perle sacrée parmi deux volutes de nuages, l'aile incisée de volutes, le revers rehaussé de pétales moulés ; une fêle. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
13 décembre 2018

A Junyao type dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 551. Chine, Dynastie Yuan, XIVe siècle, Plat en céramique à couverte de type Junyao. Diamètre : 11 cm. Estimation: 1 600 € / 1 800 €. Unsold. Courtesy Artprecium Un éclat en dessous du col, quelques défauts de cuisson.Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1024Une facture de Tonying à Londres datée de Juillet 1923 accompagne ce lot.A Chinese Junyao type dish, Yuan dynasty, 14th centuryProvenance: Spoerry collection, mentioned in the collector’s personal... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2018

A blue and white ‘Dragon’ porcelain stem cup, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 556. Chine, Dynastie Yuan, XIVe siècle. Rare coupe à pied en porcelaine. Hauteur : 10 cm. Diamètre : 11.2 cm. Estimation: 20 000 € / 30 000 €. Adjugé 220 000 €. Courtesy Artprecium à décor bleu et blanc de dragon sur le pourtour, l’intérieur orné d’une fleur de pivoine en motif central, les parois délicatement ornées en léger relief d’un décor de type ‘anhua’ de dragons à la poursuite de la perle sacrée. Légers défauts de cuisson au bas du pied ainsi qu’au col,... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2018

Selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) at Sotheby's

Lot 1. Jardinière en grès céladon Longquan, Début de la Dynastie Ming; 22,5 cm, 8 7/8  in. Estimate €15,000 - €25,000. Lot Sold: 16 000 €. © Sotheby's. les côtés arrondis peu profonds, les bords ourlés vers l'intérieur, reposant sur trois courts pieds en forme de tête d'animal, le décor moulé à l'extérieur d'une frise de huit trigrammes entre deux frises de cabochons, l'onctueuse glaçure vert de mer laissée en réserve au centre et s'arrêtant autour d'une base arrondie en ressaut en dessous, socle en... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century

Lot 1223. A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century; 14 ½ in. (36.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 220,000. Price realised USD 212,5000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tray is exquisitely carved through thick layers of red lacquer with two long-tailed pheasants swooping amidst dense foliage with peony blossoms on the interior, the exterior sides with a classic scroll, and the base is lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Qingbai double gourd­shaped ewer, China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Qingbai double gourd­shaped ewer, China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. Height: 5 7⁄8 inches, 15 cm. Width: 4 5 ⁄16 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai porcelain ewer of double­gourd form, supported on a short, straight foot and applied with a long, curved spout and an S­-shaped handle in the form of a chi-­dragon. The chi-­dragon is naturally rendered and well­-defined with bulging eyes, four feet and elongated tail. The short neck of the ewer is surmounted  by a domed cover,... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 51. A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 29.4cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Lot Sold 301,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the baluster body rising from a slightly recessed base to pronounced shoulders surmounted by a short neck with rolled rim, boldly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of scrolling peony and lotus, each bloom borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem with attendant offshoot buds, finely... [Lire la suite]