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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22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825). Lot sold HKD 9,440,000 (USD 1,202,373). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep... [Lire la suite]
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]