17 juin 2019

A blue and white alms bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 68. A blue and white alms bowl, Guangxu six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 20.5cm (8 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,923). © Bonhams. Brightly painted on the exterior with two writhing five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid cloud scrolls, above foaming waves at the foot and a band of ruyi head at the lipped rim.  Provenance: an English private collection Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014

29 septembre 2018

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 october 2018

Arcadian BeautyRegina Krahl In the Song dynasty (960-1279), probably more than in any other period of China’s history, culture and education were considered the most important prerequisites of the elite and valued higher than office and rank. Advancement in society was certainly desired and sought, but at the same time spurned, and the state’s most outspoken critics were often celebrated as sages. Even if the post of a high official in the service of the Emperor was considered the ultimate achievement, a modest and humble existence... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2017

Chinese ceramics from the Mengdiexuan Collection at Christie's Hong Kong

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Lot 19. Two models of tea grinders, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 22,000 - HKD 30,000 (USD 2,830 - USD 3,859). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One green-glazed pottery, the other white-glazed stoneware. The larger, 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) long, box. Property from the Mengdiexuan Collection. Lot 20. A Yue box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 5/8 in. (9.1 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,718 - USD... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2017

A rare white stoneware alms bowl, Tang dynasty

Lot 219. A rare white stoneware alms bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907), 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 600 - 800 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base, covered overall with a clear ivory glaze save for the base. Exhibited: Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, 1950, n. cat. no. Literature: 'Hsing-Yao and Ting-Yao', The Bulletin of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 25, 1953, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 56, fig. 53. ... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2017

A Yue alms bowl and a celadon-glazed 'Guanyin' censer, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 58. A Yue alms bowl and a celadon-glazed 'Guanyin' censer, Five Dynasties (907-960). Estimate HKD 70,000 - HKD 100,000 (USD 9,057 - USD 12,939) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The alms bowl is covered overall with a yellowish-brown glaze with the exception of the base left unglazed exposing the grey biscuit. The censer is potted with a row of seated figures of Guanyin around the shoulder and flanked on both sides with loop handles. It is covered overall in a greyish-celadon glaze stopping in an irregular line above... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

A persimon-glazed alms bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 38. A persimon-glazed alms bowl, Northen Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,932 - USD 25,863) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bowl is covered overall with small persimmon ‘mottles’ over a black glaze, stopping above the purplish-grey dressed foot. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.) diam., box Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong

31 octobre 2016

A rare spinach-green jade alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 26. A rare spinach-green jade alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides deftly carved in various levels of relief with five dragons and three chilong, writhing amongst scrolling clouds, the stone of a mottled deep-green tone with black and russet-tinged inclusions skillfully incorporated into the carving, gilt-bronze stand. Quantité: 2 - 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in.   Notes: This alms... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2016

A 'Longquan' celadon alms bowl, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 203. A 'Longquan' celadon alms bowl, Southern Song dynasty. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,108 - 7,663 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the deep slightly rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an incurved rim, carved around the exterior with overlapping long lotus leaves and covered overall in a bluish-green glaze; 14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Note: A slightly larger bowl of this form, from the Edward T. Chow and Meiyintang collections, was included in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2015

A bronze alms bowl incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty

A bronze alms bowl incense burner, late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Est. HKD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 2,960,000 HKD (381,929 USD). Photo: Sotheby's heavily cast of compressed globular form, elegantly formed with broad rounded shoulders below a small lipped rim, the flat base centred with a six-character mark reading Xuehai Tangzhuren zhi ('Made for the Master of the Xuehai Hall') within a recessed panel, the bronze richly patinated to a deep brown colour - 14.2 cm., 5 5/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2015

A langyao alms bowl, 18th century

A langyao alms bowl, 18th century. Sold for £5,250 (€7,260). Photo Bonhams. The compressed globular bowl elegantly potted with rounded curving sides, covered all under a subtle dark red glaze, the interior reserved white. 13.5cm (5 3/8in) diam. Provenance: an English private collection, according to the family, probably acquired by the father of the present owners between 1948-1981 Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 14 May 2015 10:00 BST - LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
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