27 septembre 2017

A selection of cosmetic boxes from the Dexinshuwu Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

Lot 32. A celadon lotus-form box and cover, Six Dynasties (220-560), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 - USD 64,307). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Provenance: Acquired in Taipei in 1988 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Lot 33. A small blue-glazed reserve-decorated circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,584 -... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2017

A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 52. A black and red lacquer box, cover and tray, Yuan dynasty, 14th century. Height 7 in., 18 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the black-lacquer exterior of the box and cover lobed and applied with pewter wire to resemble ten lotus petals, the flat foliated top with concentric pewter-wire bands originally holding a mother-of-pearl medallion at the center, fitted with a black-lacquer tray, the interior of the box, cover, and tray lacquered red (3). ... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 731. A painted Cizhou jar, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar has a tapering, broad-shouldered body is decorated in brownish-black on a cream slip with three lobed panels, one containing a figure of a scholar, another containing a crane and another a lotus, all between wavy line borders at the shoulder, neck and foot. The rim and the interior are covered with a brown... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Jar with dragon and wave design in underglaze blue, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century

 Jar with dragon and wave design in underglaze blue, Yuan Dynasty, 14th century, Jingdezhen Ware. H. 29.3, mouth D. 20.3, bottom D. 18.6., TG2351 © 2004-2017 Tokyo National Museum
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25 juillet 2017

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320

Serving dish with dragon and clouds, Yuan dynasty, about 1280–1320, Longquan ware, Longquan region, Zhejiang province. Stoneware, porcelain-type, with carved and applied moulded decoration and celadon glaze. Height: 8,3 cm - Diameter: 38,1 cm. Sir David Percival Collection of Chinese Art, PDF A219 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum The dish has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a foliage scroll incised and carved around the cavetto, a sprig-moulded four-clawed... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2017

A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century 

Lot 1134. A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century, 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior decorated in relief with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping in pursuit of a flaming pearl, below scrolls carved in the well, the exterior carved with chrysanthemum petals, all under a glaze of sea-green... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3008. A rare Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 350,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The pear-shaped body supported on a sturdy footring and surmounted by a trumpet neck flanked by a pair of mythical beast head handles suspending large fixed rings, the neck, shoulder and mid-section encircled by raised bands, covered overall with an even rich olive green glaze, Japanese double wood... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3812. A rare Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty, 14th century, 10 1/4 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 450,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 860,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The pear-shaped body supported on a sturdy footring and surmounted by a trumpet neck flanked by a pair of large ring handles, the neck, shoulder and mid-section encircled by raised double bands, covered overall with an even light olive green glaze, Japanese double wood boxes. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A very rare early Ming Longquan celadon globular 'Chrysanthemum' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 4240. A very rare early Ming Longquan celadon globular 'Chrysanthemum' vase, Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century, 14 in. (35.5 cm) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 860,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The sturdily potted globular body is deeply moulded and carved with four foliated chrysanthemum scrolls above a band of narrow upright petals, the ribbed neck with bands of incised chevron and ruyi pattern flared upwards to a rolled-top mouth... [Lire la suite]