17 mai 2022

Ceramics from the Houlezhai Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April 2022

Old-World Charm from the Kempe Ceramics Collection Regina Krahl This enchanting group of ceramics, formerly in the collection of Dr Carl Kempe, displays an unmistakable old-world collecting flair. Dr Carl Kempe (1884-1967) was a Swedish industrialist, a noted tennis player, who won an Olympic medal, and an avid collector of Chinese art. His collection had two main strands: gold and silver wares and ceramics. The ceramic collection was representing the history of Chinese white wares practically in its entirety, but equally... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2022

A carved Yue celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century

Lot 1071. A carved Yue celadon box and cover, Five Dynasties period, 10th century; 4 7⁄8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam, cloth box. Price realised USD 17,640 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The shallow domed cover is carved in relief with a scrolling peony spray. The box and cover are covered overall with a pale olive-green glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. Note: Intended to contain precious substances and objects, Yue ware covered boxes of this type were... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

A very rare Yue celadon toad-form vessel, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420)

Lot 1058. A very rare Yue celadon toad-form vessel, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420); 4 1⁄4 in. (11.4 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000. Price realised USD 21,420. © Christie's 2022 The vessel raised on a circular base is naturalistically modelled as a standing toad holding a small ear cup below its open mouth. The frog's head is surmounted by a small cylindrical neck and the vessel is covered overall with a pale greyish-green glaze. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

A rare small Yue celadon jar, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420)

Lot 1057. A rare small Yue celadon jar, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420); 4 in. (9.7 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,930. © Christie's 2022 The compressed jar is decorated with impressed designs, including a band of basket-weave pattern on the shoulder, and geometric bands below the neck and above the foot. The jar is covered overall with a glaze of pale olive-green color. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. ... [Lire la suite]
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04 mars 2022

A Yue celadon circular tripod ink palette, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316)

Lot 1056. A Yue celadon circular tripod ink palette, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316); 4 3⁄4 in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 – USD 7,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The circular platform with short collar is raised on three small bear-form feet, and is covered on the sides and the base with a greyish-green glaze suffused with crackles, save for the unglazed interior which is polished smooth. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30 October 1985. Christie's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

A rare Yue celadon tripod censer, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420)

Lot 1054. A rare Yue celadon tripod censer, Jin dynasty (AD 265-420); 7 1⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000. Price realised USD 35,280. © Christie's 2022 The globular censer is supported on three small cabriole legs and is pierced with saw-toothed crescents and trianglar openings. The vessel is surmounted by a bird finial raised on a tripod tray with everted rim and is covered overall in a pale greyish-green glaze. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2022

A Yue celadon frog-form jar, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316)

Lot 1053. A Yue celadon frog-form jar, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 – USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,560. © Christie's 2022 The jar is naturalistically modeled as a recumbent frog with its head raised, and mouth forming the spout, its back set with a small cylindrical neck. The vessel is covered overall with with a greyish-green glaze. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

A Yue celadon 'frog' jar, Eastern Jin dynasty (AD 317-420)

Lot 1052. A Yue celadon 'frog' jar, Eastern Jin dynasty (AD 317-420); 4 3⁄4 in. (12.2 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The globular body is applied with head and hindquarters of a frog, below the neck set with four small loop handles. The vessel is covered overall with an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2021

A Yue celadon stem cup, Sui - Tang dynasty (589-907)

Lot 348. A Yue celadon stem cup, Sui - Tang dynasty (589-907); h. 9.5 cm. Lot sold: 107,100 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 30 November 2021
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28 mai 2021

Five dynasties ceramics sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 26 May 2021

Lot 462. A rare Yaozhou celadon lobed dish, Five dynasties (907-960); 14.3 cm. Estimate: 26,000 - 46,000 HKD. Lot sold: 81,900 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Mr and Mrs Ronnie C.C. Tsao. Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2016, lot 1155. Lot 476. A Yue celadon washer, Five dynasties (907-960); the base inscribed with da (large), 15 cm. Estimate: 80,000 -... [Lire la suite]