01 septembre 2019

A rare Jun twin-handled jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1015. A rare Jun twin-handled jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The jar is potted with a globular body raised on a slightly splayed foot, and has two strap handles flanking the slightly flared cylindrical neck. The exterior is covered with a thick purplish-red glaze with an area of crackled sky blue color on one side and continues over the lipped rim to cover the inside of the neck, the remainder of the... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2019

A rare mottled grey and black jade figure of a foreigner, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 434. A rare mottled grey and black jade figure of a foreigner, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-17th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm.) high.  Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 67,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved from a somewhat flatish pebble as a standing figure with curly beard and mustache wearing a hood and a cloak over his long robes, holding a dog with fluffy tail and long hair, its head with small ears and flat nose raised towards the scowling face of the foreigner, the pale... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2019

Chinese Gold from the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth at Christie's New York, 26 March 2010

Lot 1292. A rare gold funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Wt. 103.3 g. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 146,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Worked from thin gold sheet, with a decorative border stamped at the outer edge, the sheet crimped over the mouth, the nose, ears, eyes and brows which are incised with hair markings, as is a mustache above the mouth, with creases and wrinkles in the gold, the stamped design of the border also seen on two 'ribbons' attached to the... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

Four Masterpieces of Jun Ware at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2019

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GROUP OF NUMBERED JUN BULB BOWLS Rosemary Scott, Senior International Academic Consultant Asian Art Unprecedentedly, the current sale includes an exceedingly rare and important group of four numbered Jun ware bulb bowls; each bearing a different numeral: yi one; san three; si four; and wu five. The numbers on this type of Jun ware vessel relate to their size, with ‘one’ being the largest and ‘ten’ being the smallest. Texts of the Qing period such as the Nanyao biji suggest that the numbers relate to pairs,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2019

Christie's announces the Asian Art Week auctions

  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 14-26. This season presents nine auctions featuring over 1,000 objects from all epochs and categories of Asian art spanning Chinese archaic bronzes through Japanese and Korean art to contemporary Indian painting. The week is headlined by the landmark collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, the namesakes of the Asian Art Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and celebrated philanthropists of New York. The... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2018

A carved 'Cizhou' 'Floral' jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 72. A carved 'Cizhou' 'Floral' jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty; 30,5 cm, 12 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 1.700 EUR. © Sotheby's la panse ovoïde terminée par un pied fuselé, au court col resserré à bord saillant, le corps chamois couvert d'une riche glaçure noire brillante gravée de deux frises florales, la base et le col sans glaçure. Sotheby's. Art d'Asie, 11 décembre 2018
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14 septembre 2018

A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1128. A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 85 in. (2.16 m.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each figure is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, shown standing on a lotus base with head framed within a halo and hands held before the body in amida mudra. One figure wears a green scarf draped over the shoulders and then looped over the forearms before trailing... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 228. A massive painted and gilt-lacquered stucco head of Buddha, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 32½ in. (82.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 57,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The face well-modelled with a gentle expression and covered in gold lacquer, the arched eyebrows detailed in black and the mouth and urna in red, the hair dressed in tight curls painted blue and greenish-blue surrounding a rounded usnisa also covered in gold... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, Zun, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 162. A rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze tapir-form vessel, Zun, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 114,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Finely cast in the form of a tapir standing foursquare with mouth open and pierced below a curled snout, the ears flared and inlaid with a pattern of triangles, with a collar encircling the neck and with scrolls decorating the sides and haunches, the long, faceted tail also... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A rare Longquan celadon moulded trumpet-necked baluster vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 4244. A rare Longquan celadon moulded trumpet-necked baluster vase, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th century, 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 225,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The sturdily-potted body is decorated in relief with meandering stems bearing peony blossoms above a band of upright leaves. The neck rises to a trumpet mouth and moulded with raised bowstring bands. It is covered overall with an olive green glaze thinning to the carved... [Lire la suite]