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]

03 janvier 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 168. A gold and silver-inlaid ox-shaped vessel, gong, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The box is shaped as the abdomen of an ox with feet tucked underneath, the cover in the form of an ox head and its upper body. The body of the ox is adorned with swirl motifs interspersed with flame scrolls inlaid with silver and gold, box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2018

A purple-splashed 'Jun' conical bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1045. A purple-splashed 'Jun' conical bowl, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's robustly potted rising from a slightly splayed low foot, covered inside and out with a milky-blue glaze shading to gray at the rim, the interior dappled with eight free-form purple splashes, the glaze falling short of the foot on the exterior to reveal the coarse clay burnt orange in the firing. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2018

Two large Longquan celadon dishes, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 530. Two large Longquan celadon dishes, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). D. max.: 49 cm. (19 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. De forme circulaire, à décor incisé au centre de treillis losangés, l'aile rehaussée de volutes de fleurs ; fêle sur l'un. Provenance: Collection de Lily et Edmond J. Safra, Sotheby's New York, 18-21 Octobre 2011, lot 933. Christie's. C'est fou!, Paris, 12 - 14 December 2018
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]