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. 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 between bands of incised... [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]
17 juin 2018

A rare moulded Longquan celadon baluster jar, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3818. A rare moulded Longquan celadon baluster jar, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 380,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Sturdily potted with broad rounded shoulders and a short waisted neck, decorated around the sides with figures of the Eight Immortals, each animatedly posing and holding their respective characteristic instruments, all covered with an olive-green glaze. ... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2018

A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century

Lot 3807. A very rare underglaze-blue moulded 'dragon' stemcup, gaozu wan, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 4 3/8 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The upright sides fluidly and expertly painted in vibrant tones of purplish underglaze-blue with a three-clawed dragon purposefully striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between single line borders in a contrasting blue of paler tone, and... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2018

A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century

Lot 90A. A Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century. Hauteur: 27,5 cm. (10 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 7,10,000 - EUR 15,000 (USD 11,813 - USD 17,720). Price realised EUR 18,750.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Le vase piriforme est recouvert d'une belle glaçure céladon. Il repose sur un petit pied droit.  Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 13 June 2018
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]