01 mai 2018

A 'Tixi' black lacquer bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 35. A 'Tixi' black lacquer bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the rounded sides rising from a raised foot to an everted rim, the exterior deeply carved with a ruyi cloud scroll exposing the multiple layers of black and red to a yellow ground, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
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19 avril 2018

A rare 'Jizhou' 'Phoenix' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 72. A rare 'Jizhou' 'Phoenix' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 125,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the baluster body rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and slightly lipped rim, applied with a thick opaque black glaze, reserved on the buff biscuit with two pairs of phoenix circling in the air, one of each with four long tail feathers, the two pairs divided by clouds, the base glazed in black below the... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2018

An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 2927. An extremely rare and important blue and white jar and cover, Yuan dynasty  (1279-1366). Overall height 42cm., 16 1/2 in. Jar height 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 30,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 22,727,500 HKD (1,846,463 EUR) (2,917,984 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. superbly potted, the wide shouldered baluster body rising to an upright neck and a galleried mouth, the body confidently painted in a spacious and dynamic composition masterfully balanced in... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2018

A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 3208. A rare blue and white barbed 'Lotus Pond' charger, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 39.8 cm, 15 5/8  in. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (625,910 - 834,547 EUR). Lot Sold 4,920,000 HKD (509,094 EUR).  © Sotheby's 2018 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a wide everted bracket-lobed rim, the interior centred with a medallion densely decorated with clumps of flowering lotus rising from the rippling waters of a... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

An attractive 'Longquan' celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 85. An attractive 'Longquan' celadon jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); height 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm; width 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 104,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of compressed baluster shape, the wide mouth surmounted with a short tapering neck, the sides decorated in low relief with a scaly dragon in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst wisps of clouds, all above a band of stylized waves encircling the base, evenly applied overall... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A 'Cizhou' brown-slip painted 'Bird' bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 212. A 'Cizhou' brown-slip painted 'Bird' bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Yuan dynasty (1279-1366). Height 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 329,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. painted in two registers, each with three stylized fan-tailed birds with spread wings, on white slip under a clear glaze falling short of the pedestal foot. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 18 march 2014

26 janvier 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon 'Peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 44. A 'Longquan' celadon 'Peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 27.5cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the baluster body rising from a stepped foot to a tall waisted neck flaring at the rim, crisply moulded to the exterior with undulating peony scrolls above pointed upright lappets, the neck encircled with rows of horizontal ridges, covered overall in a rich unctuous sea-green glaze, Japanese wood box and cover. Quantity:... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2018

A white glazed censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 39. A white glazed censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 10.5cm., 4 1/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013 the deep rounded sides rising from three cabriole legs to a lipped rim, flanked by a pair of upright handles, the body moulded with a raised fillet below the rim, covered in a crackled white glaze. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (according to label).Collection of Carl Kempe.Sotheby’s Paris, 18th December 2008, lot 154 (part lot). Literature: Bo... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2018

A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 572. A large 'Longquan' celadon-glazed jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 24.2cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 300 — 400 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2008 the baluster body rising from a recessed base to a broad rounded shoulder and short tapering neck, covered overall in a sea-green glaze suffused with a matrix of dark brown and golden crackles, wood cover and stand. Quantity: 3.  Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2018

A 'Cizhou' 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 224. A 'Cizhou' 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 33.2cm., 13 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the tapering ovoid body surmounted by a straight neck, painted in brown slip on an ivory-white ground with two shaped cartouches, one enclosing a dragon leaping from waves and the other a phoenix, all divided by floral sprays and geometric motifs, encircled by an undulating leafy floral scroll above.   Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]