04 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'peony' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 138. A large blue and white 'peony' jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Height 27.8 cm, 10⅞ in. Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the broad sturdily-potted baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a short straight neck with everted rim, painted around the body in rich cobalt-blue tones with six large peony blossoms each rendered with a luxuriant array of petals, borne on the undulating scroll with attendant buds and foliage, all above a classic scroll band, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
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04 novembre 2019

A blue and white pouring bowl, yi, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 137. A blue and white pouring bowl, yi, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Length 18.3 cm, 7¼ in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides resting on a slightly concave base, one side set with an outward flaring spout above a small loop handle, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing a lotus bouquet, surrounded by a floral scroll on the cavetto, the exterior encircled with lotus lappets, the rim and base unglazed. Known as yi, bowls of this form... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2019

An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3102. An exceedingly rare Qingbai seated figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12 1/2 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 6,040,000 (USD 782,520). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The figure is modelled with the upper body gently leaning forward, seated with legs crossed and arms folded under a voluminous robe. The garment is worn in folds falling loosely across the broad shoulders, exposing a bare torso embellished with... [Lire la suite]
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). Unsold. 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... [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). Unsold. 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... [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). Lot Sold 9,055,000 HKD (1,152,973 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... [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]