26 septembre 2016

A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 114. A pair of large ru-type bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each robustly potted after the Song dynasty prototype, the compressed globular body resting on a slightly splayed foot and sweeping up to a tall gently waisted neck and cupped mouth, the shoulder bordered with three horizontal raised ribs, the neck with two evenly spaced fillets above a further raised fillet collaring the lower neck, evenly applied... [Lire la suite]

25 septembre 2016

A small Longquan celadon bottle vase, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 127. A small Longquan celadon bottle vase, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12th-14th century. Estimate HKD 160,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 20,721 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vase with a slightly compressed body is covered overall with an even glaze of pale bluish-green tone with the exception of the foot ring. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong  
17 septembre 2016

A sancai-glazed bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5. A sancai-glazed bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate: HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,357 - USD 19,420). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The glaze continues over the interior of the neck and part of the foot. The lower body, part of the foot and the base are unglazed exposing the buff ware. 9 in. (23 cm.) high Provenance: Acquired in Taipei, prior to 1995 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Exhibited: National Museum of History, The Special Exhibition... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2016

A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 268. A blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, molded around the stepped shoulder and the body with fillets, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll bands at the foot and a ruyi band at the shoulder, the neck with stiff leaf and keyfret... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2016

A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

  Lot 992. A copper-red-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body tapers elegantly to the tall, slender neck, and is covered with a glaze of mottled, deep red tone that pales to mushroom on the mouth rim. The interior of the neck and the base are glazed white. 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high.  Provenance: Philip A. Rollins Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1946. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2016

A Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase, Tongzhi Mark and Period (1861-1875)

Lot 917. A Teadust-Glazed Bottle Vase, Tongzhi Mark and Period (1861-1875). Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, covered overall with a finely mottled opaque glaze of olive-green thinning at the rim to an amber tone, the base with an incised six-character mark. Height 13 in., 33 cm. Provenance: Collection of Ambassador Edmund A. Gullion (1913-1998) acquired while stationed in Saigon from 1949-1952, and thence... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2016

A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century

Lot 988. A turquoise-glazed bottle vase, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Thickly potted with a compressed, globular body, the vase is covered on the exterior with a crackled turquoise glaze which continues into the interior of the mouth. 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher (d. 1917) Collection.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1917.  Christie's. Collected in America:... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552

Lot 277. A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body tapering to a waisted neck terminating in a flaring rim, finely painted in varying shades of a rich cobalt blue with longevity and abundance motifs, a pair of gamboling spotted deer and two fluttering butterflies amidst evergreens with gnarled, twisting trunks, a crane swooping downwards to meet its mate, a tall leafy bamboo tree with four... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

An extremely rare paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 709. An extremely rare paper-cut resist-decorated Jizhou bottle vase, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase is elegantly potted with a bulbous lower body supported on a short cylindrical foot and tapers to a long neck with an everted rim. The sides are finely decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of two delicate phoenixes in flight, reserved in brown against the finely variegated ground of buff, caramel and dark... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A rare small teadust-glazed bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character incised seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1335. A rare small teadust-glazed bottle vase, Yongzheng four-character incised seal mark and of the period (1723-1735). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The vase is covered overall with a finely speckled opaque glaze of rich olive-green color that thins to a brownish-tone shell on the edges of the tubular handles and everted rim. 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high Notes: A vase of this rare shape and comparable size (14.5 cm. high), covered with a Ru-type glaze, and with a Yongzheng... [Lire la suite]