18 juillet 2017

A finely painted blue and white baluster jar,guan, Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century

Lot 1985. A finely painted blue and white baluster jar,guan, Yuan dynasty, mid-14th century; 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,800,000 - HKD 3,500,000. Price Realized HKD 6,500,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Boldly painted in a deep, rich cobalt blue with extensive heaping and piling with a wide band of foliate scroll, the undulating stems bearing spiky leaves and six large peony blossoms alternately shown in profile and turned forward, with a band of petal lappets below and a composite foliate scroll... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Yuan dynasty

Lot 534. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed tripod incense burner, Yuan dynasty, 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 -- 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD.  Photo: Sotheby's. with the cylindrical sides rising from a short central foot and three suspended short cabriole legs, the exterior with carved grooves, applied with an olive-green glaze Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
21 juin 2017

A very rare jade carving of a foreigner riding an elephant, Yuan Dynasty

Lot 65. A very rare jade carving of a foreigner riding an elephant, Yuan Dynasty; 8cm (3in) wide (2).. Estimate HK$300,000 - 400,000 (US$39,000 - 51,000). Sold for HK$ 1,125,000 (€129,288). Photo: Bonhams Masterfully carved as a bearded Turkic foreigner with a powerful facial expression, finely detailed with protruding eyes and adorned with a pair of disc earrings and a fur hat, wearing an armoured short jacket and holding a scoop in his right hand, superbly modelled sitting on an elephant... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2017

A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' box and cover, Yuan dynasty

Lot 408. A small 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'peony' box and cover, Yuan dynasty, 7.1 cm, 2 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the top with a moulded peony spray, covered overall with a greyish-celadon glaze, save for the base left unglazed to reveal the grey stoneware body. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
19 juin 2017

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'twin fish' dish, Yuan dynasty

Lot 400. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'twin fish' dish, Yuan dynasty, 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 137,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. with an everted rim, the interior applied with a pair of sprig-moulded scaly fishes in biscuit, the exterior with carved lotus petals, covered overall with a sage-green glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017
18 juin 2017

A 'Shufu' white-glazed 'Phoenix' bowl, Yuan dynasty

Lot 433. A 'Shufu' white-glazed 'Phoenix' bowl, Yuan dynasty, 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. moulded to the interior with a pair of phoenix amidst clouds, divided by fu and lu characters, covered overall in an opaque white glaze with a slight tinge of blue Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017   

05 mai 2017

The Splendour of Jade at Bonhams Hong Kong. The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades

The Songzhutang Collection of Early Jades from the Neolithic Period to the Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG - Bonhams are privileged to offer on Tuesday 30 May in Hong Kong, the Songzhutang Collection of early Jades, dating from the Neolithic Period to 14th century. The remarkable and diverse collection (also including later jade carvings of the Ming and Qing dynasties) was published in 2011 and has since become an important reference work in the subject. It was formed over four decades from as early as the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2017

A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285

Lot 646. A rare inscribed 'ding' four-legged censer, Yuan dynasty, dated zhiyuan 22nd year, corresponding to 1285. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of square section, the gently bilobed sides of the vessel rising to a short recessed waist and upright galleried rim with indented corners, all supported on four cabriole legs in the shape of four-clawed feet issuing from monster-masks, the lobes carved with a slightly recessed taotie mask centered on the... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Buddhist Art at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Black Stone Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala period, 11th century, 70 cm high © Buddhist Art Luohan. China, Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century). Wood. H: 48 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Burma, Ava Period, 17th century. Marble. Height: 57 cm. © Buddhist Art Amoghasiddhi, Tibet, 14th century. Bronze with copper and silver inlay. 23 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art (Berlin, Germany), Serene Deities, 9-18 march 2017 at at Arader... [Lire la suite]