02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 113. An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); Height 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate $1,000,000 — 1,500,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the well potted pear-shaped body rising to a lotus bud-shaped mouth with raised overlapping layers of petals, the body freely painted in tones of soft cobalt-blue with lotus blooms on meandering leafy stems interspersed with occasional ears of millet, between bands of upright and pendent trefoils, the neck... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2018

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sales 2018 To Take Place on 3 April

The Finest Ever Example of its Type to Come to Market Unseen on the Market for over 30 Years Made by Imperial Order for the Kangxi Emperor. H.M. Knight Pink-Ground Falangcai Bowl. Possible Record Breaker for Chinese Ceramics Expected to fetch in excess of HK$200 million / US$25.6 million. Price Achieved: HK$238,807,500 / US$30,426,464. Photo: Sotheby's. HONG-KONG. Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Spring Sale Series 2018 will take place on 3 April at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The series... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3680. A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.1 cm, 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 425,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a pair of phoenix in flight amongst scrolling clouds, their wings widespread with finely detailed plumage, with a long tail billowing in the wind, all divided by double line borders at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3673. A blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli (1573-1620); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed  foot to an incurved rim, the body decorated in underglaze blue with four writhing dragons emitting flames, two rendered swooping downwards, the mythical creatures interrupted by four phoenix and four cranes, all amidst ruyi cloud scrolls repeated at the... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2018

Freeman's Asian Arts Auction offers a collection of collections

  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts auction, Friday March 16th, brings together nearly 600 lots representing Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian works of art, and is scheduled to coincide with Asia Week in New York City.  With the world’s attention focused on South Korea, Freeman’s offers its own salute to the culture of Korea. A highlight of the sale is the group of Korean celadons, buncheong stonewares, and blue and white porcelains from a private Florida collection, representing seven centuries... [Lire la suite]

15 février 2018

A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 1210. A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735); 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cylindrical body is decorated in underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with lotus sprays set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals and reserved on a complex geometric pattern-ground,... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2018

A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century

Lot 1203. A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. each. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each hexagonal tile is finely painted in shades of blue with plants and riverscapes within a honeycomb border. Provenance: Maison Jansen, Sao Paulo, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
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15 février 2018

A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century

Lot 1202. A set of five blue and white tiles, 18th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam. each. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each hexagonal tile is finely painted in shades of blue with plants and riverscapes within a honeycomb border. Provenance: Maison Jansen, Sao Paulo, 1970s. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York
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12 février 2018

A rare blue and white 'Deer and Crane' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 1264. A rare blue and white 'Deer and Crane' vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1796-1820); 12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 732,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The elegantly shaped vase is decorated on each side of the body with a deer grasping a sprig of lingzhi in its mouth and standing below a tree, with a crane perched towards the top and two bats in flight to one side, all between... [Lire la suite]