15 août 2019

A pair of small molded Longquan celadon pear-shaped vases,Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 702. A pair of small molded Longquan celadon pear-shaped vases,Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 7/8 in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each vase is molded with peony scroll within ruyi-shaped panels on the body and flanked by a pair of applied fixed-ring handles at the neck and shoulder below the flaring mouth. Each vase is covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago.The Art Institute... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

An unusual pale greenish-grey jade stem bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1218. An unusual pale greenish-grey jade stem bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 4 in. (10 cm.) high.Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides flaring to a slightly everted rim, and is raised on a spreading stem foot, which is incised with two parallel lines at the top, and a single line above the foot. The semi-translucent stone is of greenish-grey color with some darker inclusions. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
18 juillet 2019

A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 319. A Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm; Width 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. © Sotheby's the thickly potted globular body supported on three cabriole-shaped legs and surmounted by a short upright neck with everted rim applied on the shoulders with D-shaped loop handles, covered overall with a thick green glaze, the base pierced with a circular aperture and encircled by a... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2019

A rare Longquan drum-shaped vessel, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 2920. A rare Longquan drum-shaped vessel, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 450,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The vase is potted in the form of a drum, with a waisted mid-section between the bulging top and bottom each decorated with a band of applied ‘drum-nails’. It is covered overall with a thick glaze of deep sea-green tone, the exterior embellished with several splashes of iron-brown. The... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2019

A Jun bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 205. A Jun bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,824 - USD 10,432). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bowl is elegantly potted with flaring sides leading to a slightly incurved rim. The bowl is covered to the interior and exterior with a lightly crackled, unctuous sky-blue glaze mottled with pale cream and purple tones thinning to mushroom at the rim. The glaze stops unevenly just above the foot to reveal the buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1128. A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The cup stand: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. The box and cover: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup stand, carved with a central foliate motif within a raised ring and bead border surrounded by a field of pommel scroll below a band of petals on the sides, repeated on the exterior; the box, of circular form, the domed cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1123. A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) square. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved through layers of black and red lacquer on the cover and sides with an overall design of ruyi-shaped pommel scrolls, those on the top of the cover surrounding a decorative motif. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992. The Irving Collection, no. 3816. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2019

A large painted 'Cizhou' ‘dragon and phoenix’ jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 642. A large painted 'Cizhou' ‘dragon and phoenix’ jar, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Height 14 1/2 in., 37 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted, rising from a flat foot to broad, rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, freely painted with a dragon coveting a 'flaming pearl' among scrolling clouds within a scalloped reserve, the reverse with a phoenix, set between line borders and below a floral band at the shoulder, all painted in deep brown... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2019

A pair of Longquan celadon-glazed mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 621. A pair of Longquan celadon-glazed mallet vases, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 1/4in (13.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold.  © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of cylindrical body surmounted by a columnar neck with a broad flat rim, flanked by angular loop handles suspending stationary rings, the surfaces covered with a gray-green glaze stopping short of the orange-burnt foot. Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019
06 mars 2019

A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1619. A rare Longquan celadon Guan-type octogonal stem cup, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 3 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup has flaring, faceted sides supported on a spreading stem foot encircled by a narrow collar, and is covered overall with a clear glaze of pale olive tone suffused with an extensive, icy crackle that thins on the raised areas. Together with a catalogue, Inki: hai, wan, taku tokubetsu tenji (The Special... [Lire la suite]