09 avril 2020

An important and rare mallow-shaped 'numbered' Jun-glazed jardiniere with matching stand, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3976. An important and rare mallow-shaped 'numbered' Jun-glazed jardiniere with matching stand, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) wide, jardiniere; 8 in. (20.2 cm.), wide. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price realised HKD 16,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012. The jardiniere is of elegant flared mallow-flower shape, rising in six crisply potted bracket lobes and flaring to the lipped everted rim, all applied with an outstanding lavender-blue glaze with... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2020

A rare massive Longquan celadon charger, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

 Lot 1313. A rare massive Longquan celadon charger, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 25 9/16 in. (64.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 206,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.  Very heavily potted with shallow rounded sides, covered all over with a glaze of olive-green tone, except for a single unglazed circle on the base burnt orange in the firing, stand.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. Note: Longquan celadon... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 816. A polychrome stucco fresco fragment, Yuan-Ming dynasty. 30 5/8  by 17 7/8  in., 77.5 by 45.5 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted with a celestial maiden dancing amidst cloud swirls, swaying with head tilted back, one arm gracefully arced and the other extended, adorned in loose robes and billowing sashes that flutter with the movement, the fleshy rounded face with a serene expression, the hair elaborately... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2019

A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty

Lot 787. A dry-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty. Height 21 1/4  in., 54 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, the left hand in dhyana mudra, the right hand with the palm turned up and the thumb and middle finger curling towards each other, the loose robe falling open at the chest revealing the pleated dhoti tied with a rope at the waist, the... [Lire la suite]
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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