21 septembre 2019

A large Longquan celadon and biscuit 'Floral' bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3614. A large Longquan celadon and biscuit 'Floral' bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 34.8 cm, 13 5/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD (76,446 - 101,928 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior moulded with slender upright lotus petals below a concave band encircling the rim, the cavetto of the interior carved with an undulating leafy stem bearing three large lotus blooms, encircling an applied flower in biscuit, the... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2019

An exquisite biscuit-decorated Longquan celadon stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 602. An exquisite biscuit-decorated Longquan celadon stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 717,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 Of octagonal section, the cup is finely potted with flaring sides, reserved in biscuit on the exterior of each panel with a cartouche enclosing an egret wading through lotus flowers in relief, the interior crisply moulded with the Eight Buddhist Emblems supported on lotus flowers on the... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A fine and rare blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 606. A fine and rare blue and white  'Three Friends of Winter' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 501,900. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002 The jar is well painted with a central frieze depicting the 'Three Friends of Winter', prunus, bamboo and pine, between a lappet band above the foot and a chrysanthemum scroll around the shoulder, all covered in a blue-tinged glaze. Note: This small jar is decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'Heavenly Horse' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3006. A rare blue and white 'Heavenly Horse' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 37.9 cm, 14 7/8  in. Estimate 2,200,000 — 2,800,000 HKD (280,478 - 356,972 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with a baluster body sweeping up to a broad shoulder surmounted by a constricted neck and galleried rim, the body divided into two main registers, the upper register decorated in rich cobalt-blue tones with six large pendent ruyi motifs, each enclosing a Heavenly Horse... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2019

A rare and superb blue and white bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3005. A rare and superb blue and white bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 29.5 cm, 11 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD (382,470 - 509,960 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides supported on a splayed foot and rising to a flaring rim, the exterior boldly painted with a broad band of scrolling lotus above upright petal lappets, similarly decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a fish swimming amongst eelgrass and... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2019

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 914. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) across. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The top is finely decorated with a domestic scene of figures outside a compound enclosed within a bamboo fence with rush gate, inside the compound two women peer out of the doorway of a pavilion. The faceted shoulder and sides of the box are decorated with foliate scroll and... [Lire la suite]

01 septembre 2019

A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 756. A large sgraffiato brown-glazed 'Cizhou' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 19 1/2 in., 49.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the sturdily potted body of ovoid form, the rounded shoulders tapering to a wide rolled-lipped rim, covered overall with a rich burnt-umber brown glaze deftly carved through to the buff ground with two bands of luxuriantly scrolling leafy foliage reserved between line borders, the neck and base unglazed.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019 ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 882. A copper red-decorated yuhuchunping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); Height 10 3/8  in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body resting on a slightly splayed foot, sweeping to a slender waisted neck and flared rim, freely painted with two floral sprays between triple line borders, the neck with upright leaf-form lappets enclosing scrolls, the exterior, mouth and recessed base glazed white, the footring unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A large celadon-glazed 'Longquan' ‘Twin fish’ charger , Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 780. A large celadon-glazed 'Longquan' ‘Twin fish’ charger , Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Diameter 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the subtly rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior with two sprig-molded fish swimming with the tails sweeping upward, their scales and fins crisply defined in high relief, the cavetto incised with a continuous foliate scroll, the exterior carved with upright petals, covered overall in a... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' 'tobi seiji' stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 778. A celadon-glazed 'Longquan' 'tobi seiji' stemcup, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 3 1/4  in., 8.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the waisted stem encircled by two raised fillets and supporting a bowl with rounded sides flaring at the rim, covered overall in a lustrous sage-green glaze whimsically splashed with dabs of iron-brown transmuting to iridescent tones from firing, wood stand (2). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 Sep 2019