01 septembre 2019

An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1046. An iron-spot-decorated Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 9 in. (23 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped body is carved with lotus scroll, above a band of upright petals. The neck is decorated with upright plantain leaves and is flanked by a pair of fish-form handles suspending fixed rings. It is covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze with scattered iron-brown splashes,  Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

24 août 2019

Yuan dynasty 'Longquan' Celadon Ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 99. A rare 'Longquan' celadon 'hundred rib' jar and cover, guan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); height 11 1/2 in., 29.2 cm; diameter 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 50,000. Lot sold USD 79,000. © Sotheby's. beautifully potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the gently curved neck supporting the wide undulating cover, its flared rim in the form of a lotus leaf, the domed center featuring a knop in the form of a scrolling stem, accentuated... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 398. A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 29,800. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The bodhisattva shown seated in a variation of rajalilasana, with right arm resting atop the bent right knee and a pearl held in the right hand while a vase is held in the left, wearing a beaded necklace and bracelets, a shawl that is draped over the shoulders and looped around the arms and... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A large wood seated figure of Buddha, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-16th century 

Lot 1240. A large wood seated figure of Buddha, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-16th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown seated in padmasana with right arm raised, wearing a priest's robes secured by a ring tied to a cord at the left shoulder over a dhoti gathered above the waist by a knotted sash, the full face carved with serene expression below the hair which is dressed in curls surrounding the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1221. A white jade peach-form brush washer, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The washer is finely carved as a hollowed peach borne on a leafy, flowering branch that forms an openwork handle at one end where a parrot is perched beside two peaches, a flower borne on the underside forms the foot. The semi-translucent stone is softly polished. Note: Compare two similar... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 1020. A rare bronze figure of a horse, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; 10 in. (25.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The caparisoned horse is shown standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the right, and has a split forelock and pricked ears. The saddle is decorated with a single flower head, and is set on top of a deep oval blanket decorated with a diaper pattern, and the chest strap and crouper are hung... [Lire la suite]

14 juillet 2019

A 'Qingbai' group of Liu Hai and his toad, Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 185. A 'Qingbai' group of Liu Hai and his toad, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. Height 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the immortal modeled seated on a rocky outcrop, holding a lingzhi sprig in the left hand, the other hand holding aloft a coin to lure the open-mouthed toad who emerges from foaming waves to the right, the base pierced at the back for the insertion of incense, wood stand (2). ... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A 'Longquan' celadon cong vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 99. A 'Longquan' celadon cong vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 26 cm, 10 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. modelled after an archaic jade cong, each long edge of the square-sectioned body with eight raised horizontal bands within a raised rectangular frame, all supported on a short foot and surmounted by a gently tapered neck, covered overall save for the footring with a unctuous celadon glaze draining to pale bluish-white... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2019

A 'Yaozhou' celadon foliate-shaped dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 302. A 'Yaozhou' celadon foliate-shaped dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 14.8 cm, 5 3/4  in.. Estimate £1,500 — 2,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising at an angle to an undulating rim, the interior moulded with a central bloom borne on a leafy sprig wreathed by foliate scrolls, covered overall in an olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
24 avril 2019

A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty

Lot 300. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty; 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a prominent rolled rim, the interior carved with three floral blooms issuing from a central branch, all against a foliate ground, covered overall in an even olive-green glaze. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May 2019, 10:00 AM
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