01 avril 2018

A fine Jun-glazed lotus-bud shaped water pot, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 2277. A fine Jun-glazed lotus-bud shaped water pot, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The water pot is finely potted with a globular body tapering towards a narrow mouth. It is covered overall with a thick glaze of milky lavender-blue tone with a faint purplish tinge, thinning to mushroom at the rim and ending irregularly above the biscuit foot, stand, box. ... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2018

A rare Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 719. A rare Longquan celadon tripod censer, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 6 1/4 in. (15.8 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The censer is raised on three lion-mask feet and the sides are incised with florets within a geometric design below applied florets evenly spaced around the shoulder and two rope-twist handles at the rim. The censer is covered with a thick glaze of sea-green... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2018

A Longquan celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 8060. A Longquan celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 10in (25.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,600 - 2,400). © Bonhams 2001-2018  The rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a lipped rim, boldly molded on the interior with a peony in low relief at the center of the well, the recessed base with an unglazed ring oxidized to orange during the firing. Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 19 Mar 2018, 12:00 EDT, NEW YORK
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05 mars 2018

A rare 'Number Five' Jun tripod narcissus bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 542. A rare 'Number Five' Jun tripod narcissus bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 ¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 588,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The sturdily potted bowl has a band of twenty 'nail-head' bosses applied between bow-string borders, and a further sixteen bosses above the threeruyi-form feet. The bowl is covered with a thick glaze, the interior of pale blue and lavender tone and the exterior mostly of mottled purple... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

An extremely rare 'Number Ten' Jun rectangular jardinière, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 541. An extremely rare 'Number Ten' Jun rectangular jardinière, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The jardinière is thickly potted with shallow sides rising to a flat, everted rim with a raised outer edge, and is supported on four cabriole legs joined by bracket-shaped aprons. The vessel is covered overall with a pale, milky blue glaze which thins to... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2017

A large Longquan celadon plate, Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 171. A large Longquan celadon plate, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. D. 49,7 cm. Estimate 4.500/6.500 €. Lot sold 4.500 €. Courtesy Nagel Wear, traces of use, very minor chips to the bottom, small unglazed part on outer wall. Provenance: Property from a European private collection, acquired before 1990. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017
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17 décembre 2017

A fine lavender-glazed Junyao tripod censer, Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 167. A fine lavender-glazed Junyao tripod censer, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. D. 14 cm. Estimate 5.000/8.000 €. Lot sold 14.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Good condition. Provenance: Property from an European private collection. Note: A Junyao tripod censer of similar form, raised on slightly taller feet issuing from animal masks is illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 12, Tokyo, 1977, p. 72, no. 63. See, also, the related Junyao tripod censers illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. 1,... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

A massive Chinese Longquan celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 58. A massive Chinese Longquan celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000. Hammer Price £ 10,000. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis Robustly potted, the centre crisply incised with two flowering peony stems and leaves encircled by a wide band of flowerheads and scrolling foliage, paper label for Bluett & Sons with stock no.3191, London, 46cm. Provenance: Sotheby's, 30th June 1937, lot 130, purchased by Bluett's for £11:10, and later sold to the London-based collector E M B... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2017

A rare Chinese imperial junyao numbered 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 56. A rare Chinese imperial junyao numbered 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty. Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000. Hammer Price £ 30,000. Courtesy Woolley & Wallis The body heavily potted, moulded to the exterior beneath the lipped rim with a band containing twenty-one raised 'nail head' studs, with another row to the base above three short ruyi-shaped feet, decorated with a finely mottled pale blue and greyish-purple glaze, the base incised er (two), 25cm. Provenance: the collection of... [Lire la suite]