31 décembre 2021

A Yue celadon-glazed tea bowl, Tang-Five dynastie (618-960)

Lot 5010. A Yue celadon-glazed tea bowl, Tang-Five dynastie (618-960); 14.9 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. Note: Such Yue celadon tea bowls of this type are usually conical in shape, with a bi-disc form shaped foot. It was noted in Luk Yu's Cha Jing (Classic of Tea) that 'Bowls produced from Yue Zhou ranked high', and 'The celadon of the Yue stoneware contrasts... [Lire la suite]

05 décembre 2021

A rare carved Yue ‘birds and flowers’ box and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 2817. A rare carved Yue ‘birds and flowers’ box and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); 3 1⁄4 in. (8.4 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box. Price realised HKD 162,500 (Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000). © Christie's 2021 The domed cover is carved with alternating birds and flowers. The box is carved to the exterior with overlapping petals. Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Exhibited: Sun Museum, Celestial Cases- Antique Boxes of China, Hong... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2020

A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2876. A rare Yue bird-form cup, Five Dynasties (907-960); 6 in. (15 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The cup of deep rounded form is raised on a spreading foot. One side is potted with a bird standing upright detailed with round bulging eyes, a sharp beak and outstretched wings. The square-cut tail is detailed with incised lines indicating its plummage, and forms part of the handle on the opposite side.... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2020

A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960)

Lot 2814. A very rare Yue incised and inscribed 'floral' ewer and cover, Five dynasties (907-960); 8 13/16 in. (22.1 cm.) high overall. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 3,245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The globular body is finely incised with stylised floral blooms separated by cloud scrolls below a band of petals, applied to the shoulders with a gently curved spout and an upright arched handle. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A Yue 'phoenix' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 130. A Yue 'phoenix' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 13.2 cm, 5¼ in. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  moulded to the shallow domed over with a phoenix with outstretched wings amidst leafy flower scrolls, bordered with a broad raised band and surrounded with a band of combed design, the box with short flaring sides rising from a short spreading foot, applied overall with a translucent olive-green glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2019

A Yue 'parrot' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 126.  A Yue 'parrot' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter 13.7 cm, 5⅜ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.  the centre of the slightly domed cover moulded with a parrot with its wings outspread amidst floral bloom and foliage within three raised circles and surrounded by a band of foliage, the box with short flaring sides rising from a short spreading foot, covered overall in a olive-green glaze. Exhibited: Yueyao. The... [Lire la suite]

21 janvier 2019

Hache archaïque en Bronze, Yue, Dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux

Lot 32. Hache archaïque en Bronze, Yue, Dynastie des Zhou Occidentaux; Long. 20,7 cm. Estimation 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot Vendu 10,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015. asymétrique, les côtés incurvés, la lame arquée, ornée d'un caractère dans les deux angles supérieurs sur chaque face, au-dessus d'un motif géométrique évoquant un masque de taotie, le large tenon rectangulaire s'élargissant légèrement vers le haut traversé d'une ligne horizontale en... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2019

Hache Archaïque en Bronze, Yue, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.

Lot 13. Hache Archaïque en Bronze, Yue, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.; Long. 20,2 cm; 7 7/8  in. Estimation: 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot. Vendu 35,000 €. Photo Sotheby's 2015 la lame quasi quadrangulaire, les côtés latéraux incurvés, la lame arquée, la partie supérieure ornée d'un motif évoquant deux dragons kui affrontés formant au centre un masque à la gueule stylisée, le manche rectangulaire plat placé légèrement en décalé, percé au centre et orné... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Yue Lobed Stem Cup, Five Dynasties, 10th Century

Lot 3007. A Yue Lobed Stem Cup, Five Dynasties, 10th Century. H 6.7cm D 10.3cm. Estimate HKD 80,000 - 100,000 (USD 10,210 - 12,762). Sold price HKD 271,400 (USD 34,636). © Poly Auction. with a foliate rim and five lobes, supported on a flared stem foot, covered overall in rare green glaze. Poly Hong Kong. The Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic Chinese Ceramics II, 2 october 2018, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
25 février 2018

A carved and incised Yue circular box and cover, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

Lot 503. A carved and incised Yue circular box and cover, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The domed cover is finely carved with a peony spray with incised details in the central medallion, and encircled by a band of stylized waves, and the box, with splayed foot, is incised with a band of cloud-like motifs around the sides. Both are covered overall with a greenish-olive glaze, with the... [Lire la suite]