18 août 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty

Lot 116. A 'Longquan' celadon 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, crisply molded to the exterior with undulating peony scrolls above pointed upright lappets, the neck with three single peony sprays below the horizontally ribbed trumpet mouth, covered overall in a rich unctuous sea-green glaze stopping neatly around the foot ring, Japanese wood box (3). Height 10... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Yuan dynasty

Lot 115. A 'Longquan' celadon 'Lotus' bowl, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, carved around the exterior with elegant overlapping lotus petals, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze, stopping neatly above the foot ring to reveal the oxidized orange body, Japanese wood box (3). Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

A purple-splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 816. A purple-splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The heavily-potted bowl has deep, rounded sides and is covered on the interior with a glaze of creamy lavender-blue color splashed with two tapering purple streaks. The exterior is covered with a vibrant purple color shading to blue just before the mushroom-toned mouth rim. 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Provenance: Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

A purple-splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 814. A purple-splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bowl is potted with deep rounded sides and is covered inside and out with a thick, crackled blue glaze, thinning to a mottled brown on the rim. Two splashes of reddish purple and pale green accentuate the interior. 7 ¼ in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Provenance: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1918 (Rogers Fund). Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

A purple-splashed Junyao dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 803. A purple-splashed Junyao dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The dish has shallow, rounded sides and is covered with a milky greyish-blue glaze that thins to mushroom at the rim and ends in an irregular line above the unglazed foot. The interior is decorated with four irregular pale green and greyish-white splashes with reddish-purple haloes. 8 ½ in. (21.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.The... [Lire la suite]
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16 août 2016

Zhang Yucai (Chinese, died 1316), Beneficent Rain, late 13th–early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Zhang Yucai (Chinese, died 1316), Beneficent Rain 元 張羽材 霖雨圖 卷, late 13th–early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Handscroll; ink on silk. Image: 10 9/16 x 107 in. (26.8 x 271.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 11 in. x 24 ft. 11 13/16 in. (27.9 x 753.9 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1985 (1985.227.2) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Zhang Yucai, the thirty-eighth pope of the Zhengyi ("Orthodox Unity") Daoist church, lived at Mount Longhu (Dragon... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2016

Unidentified Artist , active ca. 1300, Lotus and waterbirds, ca. 1300, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Unidentified Artist , active ca. 1300, Lotus and waterbirds 元 佚名 蓮花圖 軸, ca. 1300, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Pair of hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk. Image (each): 55 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (141.6 x 67.9 cm) Overall with mounting (each): 107 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. (273.1 x 69.2 cm) Overall with knobs (each): 107 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (273.1 x 70.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1988 (1988.155a, b) © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Imported from India, the... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2016

Yelü Chucai, Poem of Farewell to Liu Man, dated 1240, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Yelü Chucai (Khitan, 1190–1244), Poem of Farewell to Liu Man 元 耶律楚材 行書贈別劉滿詩 卷, dated 1240, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Handscroll; ink on paper. Image: 14 1/2 x 111 3/4 in. (36.8 x 283.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 15 in. x 37 ft. 7 11/16 in. (38.1 x 1147.3 cm). Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.363.17 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yelü Chucai played a pivotal role in mitigating the harsh rule of the Mongols over the occupied... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2016

Li Yaofu, Bodhidharma crossing the Yangzi River on a reed, before 1317, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Li Yaofu (Chinese, active ca. 1300), Bodhidharma crossing the Yangzi River on a reed 元 李堯夫 蘆葉達摩圖 軸, before 1317, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Hanging scroll; ink on paper. Image: 33 3/4 × 13 5/16 in. (85.7 × 33.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 61 1/4 × 14 in. (155.6 × 35.6 cm) Overall with knobs: 61 1/4 × 15 7/8 in. (155.6 × 40.3 cm). Edward Elliott Family Collection, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1982. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980.275 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2016

A small Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 13. A small Junyao purple-splashed bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vessel is potted with deep rounded sides and a flaring mouth rim, supported on a tall foot with concentric bands and covered in a pale olive-green glaze. 5 ½ in. (14 cm.) high. A few areas of restoration to the rim, using some composite material which has cracked, and with some associated over painting - overall surface wear to the glaze with a few burst glaze bubbles to the exterior - a... [Lire la suite]
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