14 septembre 2018

A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 200. A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 60 1/2  in., 154 cm; Width 41 in., 104 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 237,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each depicting a celestial deity attired in flowing robes, sashes, and ornaments, the saintly round faces painted with delicate features crowned by elaborate phoenix headdresses, with textural details picked out in gesso relief, the first, painted dancing with one arm... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 200. A pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 60 1/2  in., 154 cm; Width 41 in., 104 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 237,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each depicting a celestial deity attired in flowing robes, sashes, and ornaments, the saintly round faces painted with delicate features crowned by elaborate phoenix headdresses, with textural details picked out in gesso relief, the first, painted dancing with one arm... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 245. A 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior centered by an impressed peony blossom wreathed by a ring of leaves, further bordered by a ring of carved tapering clefts, encircled by a single line border, the cavetto freely carved with further foliate motifs, covered overall in a rich seafoam-green glaze save for a ring on the base fired orange. Provenance: C.C. Lai, Toronto. ... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2018

A rare Jun-type purple glazed tea bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 8029. A rare Jun-type purple glazed tea bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 3 1/4in (8.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 12,000 - 16,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Well-potted with gently rounded sides curving in slightly just below the everted rim, the exterior covered in a rich mottled purple glaze, extending over the rim into the interior where it transitions to a milky-blue glaze, which also covers the foot, except for the unglazed dark-brown foot ring.  Provenance: Collection of of... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A small Ge-type lobed cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 149. A small Ge-type lobed cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5,7 cm. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 45.000 €. Courtesy Nagel the cup is delicately potted with deep lobed sides and indented corners, rising from a flat countersunk base, covered overall with an even cream-greenish-grey glaze suffused with a wide network of black crackles and a secondary network of pale-russet crackles. The foot is unglazed revealing the dark purplish-brown body. Good condition. Provenance: Property from an... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2017

A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 50. A rare silver and gold kendi, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 6 1/4in (16cm) high. Estimate USD  8,000 - 12,000. Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular silver body decorated with repousse ridges beneath an incised floral band encircling the base of the tall waisted neck with a flared flange surrounding the mouth, the ridged cup-form spout, mounted with a gold petal-decorated fitting and stopper connected to a chain, the domed gold cover decorated in repousse with... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2017

A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 257. A carved 'Longquan' celadon 'Peony' dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  robustly potted, the rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a notched rim, the center impressed with a medallion enclosing a leafy peony spray, surrounded with a band of floral scrolls at the rim, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze save for the foot. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2017

Two Longquan celadon mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 111A. Two Longquan celadon mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). 6in (15.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 2,125 (€1,825). Photo: Bonhams. Each with mallet-form body rising to a tall columnar neck with everted rim, flanked by stylized animal-form C-shaped handles suspending stationary rings.  Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
22 octobre 2017

A rare celadon basin, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 104. A rare celadon basin, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); diameter 12 1/2 in., 31.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 12,000 USD. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior carved with two fish left in the biscuit, swimming around the perimeter of the well of tossing waves, the sides deftly carved with floral sprays, the rim with a herring-bone band, the underside with wispy floral scrolls beneath a key scroll band, all under a... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2017

A celadon and russet jade ‘bird’ pebble, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 157. A celadon and russet jade ‘bird’ pebble, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Estimate HKD 130,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) wide, box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 2 October 2017, Alexandra House, Hong Kong