16 mars 2019

A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 643. A 'Cizhou' sgraffiato bottle vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the broad, teardrop-shaped body supported on a straight foot and rising to a waisted neck and flaring rim, the body covered in cream-colored glaze cut away leaving three registers of scrolling foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms all reserved against a taupe-glazed ground, classic scroll bands dividing the 'floral' registers, the rim and... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2019

A pair of molded 'Shufu' dishes, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 633. A pair of molded 'Shufu' dishes, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter of larger 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly spreading foot, the center of the interior wreathed in a scrolling foliate vine molded in low relief, with the four loops of the vine encircling a pendent flower in bloom, the motif repeating around the cavetto with the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A Junyao tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 608. A Junyao tripod censer, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 3 3/4in (8.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). Sold for US$ 10,700 (€ 9,428) inc. premium.  © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with a compressed globular body surmounted by a tubular neck rising to a canted flat lip with raised edge, all supported on three short cabriole legs, covered overall in a thick, streaked sky-blue glaze, thinning at the rims to a pale mushroom tone, part of the interior and feet unglazed revealing the gray body... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2019

A small Junyao-glazed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 607. A small Junyao-glazed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 5 1/8in (13cm) diam. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 7,100 - 11,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with shallow rounded sides, rising to a broad, flat rim, the slightly recessed foot surrounded by a short, flared foot ring, covered in a thick mottled sky-blue phase-separated glaze, turning to a mushroom color along the rims and edges where it stops above the foot ring to reveal the unglazed buff-colored body.  Provenance: Ruth and Richard... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 614. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster jar sweeping upward from a waisted lower body to a generous shoulder and upright rim, the exterior with four registers of vertical ribs divided by horizontal fillets, the slightly domed cover with an undulating rim surmounted by a small stem-form knop, covered overall in an unctuous sea-green glaze save for the well, rim, foot... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1643. A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegant dish raised on a shallow foot ring is formed by eight petal-shaped bracket lobes encircling the slightly sunken center and is covered overall with an attractive brownish-black lacquer, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: The Lee Family Collection.Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part II;... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2019

An exceptionally rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed double-gourd 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 608. An exceptionally rare 'Longquan' celadon-glazed double-gourd 'peony' vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 13 1/8  in., 33.3 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with a globular lower section rising to a narrow waist surmounted by a pear-form upper bulb and an upright lipped rim, both the lower and upper bulbs decorated in the round with a lively display of crisply sprig-molded and slip relief decorated scrolling leafy stems issuing luxuriant... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2019

A magnificient and very rare large Longquan celadon ‘phoenix tail’ vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1623. A magnificient and very rare large Longquan celadon ‘phoenix tail’ vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 28 ½ in. (72 cm.) high. Estimate: US$200,000 - US$300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The heavily potted vase has a rounded upper body well carved in relief with leafy peony scroll bearing four large flowers above a band of slender overlapping petals. The trumpet-shaped neck is carved with two peony sprays below horizontal ribbed bands on the underside of the flaring mouth rim. The vase is covered... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A finely carved tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 129. A finely carved tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $30,000 - $40,000. Price Realized $40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The cover and sides deeply carved with fluid swirling classic scrolls exposing layers of red, black and ochre lacquer, the interior and recessed base covered with a dark brown lacquer,box.  Note: The deep V-cut decoration which exposes the multiple layers of red, black and ochre lacquer is... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2019

A rare Longquan celadon carved meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

 Lot 1647. A rare Longquan celadon carved meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 92,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of sharply tapered form with broad shoulder, carved with phoenixes and peacocks amidst blossoming tree peony within four quadrilobed reserves, above a band of narrow petals and below a band of lotus a scroll on the shoulder, the cylindrical neck carved with a cross-hatched band below the lipped... [Lire la suite]