26 mai 2020

A rare Ge-type mallow-form dish, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 3267. A rare Ge-type mallow-form dish, Yuan-early Ming Dynasty, 13th-15th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price Realized $43,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The dish has gently out-curved sides and subtle ribs on the interior that rise to each notch in the hexalobed, metal band-mounted rim, and is covered overall with a warm, grey glaze suffused with a dense network of black crackle ('iron wire') interspersed with light brown crackle ('golden thread') that falls... [Lire la suite]

22 février 2020

A very rare gilt-bronze figure of Lu Dongbin, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1635. A very rare gilt-bronze figure of Lu Dongbin, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 13th-14th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 182,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Shown seated and dressed in long robes tied at the waist and falling in loose folds to the tops of his shoes with upturned ends, holding a rolled scroll in his left hand and a fan aloft in his right, with a sheathed sword slung over his shoulder, and a small double-gourd... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

A Rare Blue-Glazed Vase, Meiping, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 296. A Rare Blue-Glazed Vase, Meiping, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty; 135/8in. (34.6cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 58,750. © Christie's Image Limited The heavily potted body covererd with a rich blue glaze thinning to a paler tone on the short neck and lipped rim and pooling heavily at the foot, the interior of the neck covered with a blue-tinged white glaze, the unglazed base and foot rim burnt pale orange in the firing and covered with a dark brown wash. ... [Lire la suite]
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]