17 mars 2019

A carved black lacquer circular dish, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1124. A carved black lacquer circular dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The shallow dish well carved with two long-tailed birds in flight amidst a leafy branch bearing four large camellia blossoms and buds, the exterior encircled by a band of xiangcao scroll, a later-added six-character inscription written in red on the base, cloth box. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer cup stand, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 1645. A tixi lacquer cup stand, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 6 3/8 in.(16.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The hollow, rounded cup holder is deeply carved on the exterior through layers of red and black lacquer with a band of large ruyi scrolls, repeated on both sides of the dish-like flange and again on the splayed foot, and the interior lacquered black, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Private Collection, Japan.Bukchon Art Museum, Seoul,... [Lire la suite]
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06 mars 2019

A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1618. A rare Longquan celadon shrine, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The thick-walled shrine of ovoid shape is raised on a domed base and has an hexagonal 'tile' roof surmounted by a double-gourd rising from a lotus. An opening cut into one side has a protruding shelf at the bottom, an overhang with applied scroll decoration above, and a loop to one side to fasten a door. The whole is covered with a glaze of... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2019

A rare gilt-bronze 'Avalokitesvara and qilin' group, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century

Lot 740. A rare gilt-bronze 'Avalokitesvara and qilin' group, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century; 13 1/4 in., 33.5 cm. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 180,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bearded deity seated upon a horned qilin with legs crossed and hands in dhyanasana mudra, dressed in long robes with finely incised foliate scroll borders, the face with eyes half-closed in meditation below the simple diadem centered by a seated Buddha Amitabha, all atop the... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 2536. A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Price Realized HK$800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The sturdily potted circular bowl is supported on three ruyi feet, the rounded sides decorated with two rows of evenly spaced 'drum-nail' bosses, one within a pair of raised bands between the rim, the other above the feet, covered in pale lavender glaze suffused with areas of purple... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 469. A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; height 12 3/8 in.; 31.4 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Lot sold $21,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low, waisted foot and rising to a slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth, the broad register around the body carved in openwork with two resplendent peony blossoms issuing from scrolling foliate stems, the petals and stems molded in relief and incised with naturalistic veins, all... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

 Lot 35. A Longquan celadon incised ‘Characters’ jar, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000 (USD 23,045 - USD 28,167). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The body is inscribed ’qingxiang meijiu’, which may be translated as ’exquisite wine, clear and fragrant’. Provenance: The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 33. A Longquan celadon moulded 'Rhinoceros' dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Christie’s London, 7 November 2012, lot 617 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
15 septembre 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15h century

Lot 1325. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15h century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted jar is carved with four quatrefoil panels enclosing the characters jinyu mantang (may you have a prosperous household) separated by a panel of a fruiting lychee branch and a panel of a fruiting peach branch, all above a band of narrow petals below. The cover is... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century 

Lot 289. A very rare Longquan celadon 'dragon' bowl, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 21,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Thickly potted with rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the exterior carved with a scaly four-clawed dragon racing through clouds, the center of the interior impressed with a dragon roundel below lotus meander carved in the well, covered allover with a soft olive-green glaze, an... [Lire la suite]