01 décembre 2021

An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze box and cover, Jingtai incised six-character marks, first half 15th ct

Lot 9. An exceptionally rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze box and cover, Jingtai incised six-character marks, first half 15th century; 11.8cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate HK$ 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 (€ 280,000 - 400,000). Sold for HK$ 3,127,500 (€ 355,373). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular form, the box exquisitely enamelled in vivid red, sapphire, yellow, white and green on a turquoise ground, the cover decorated with a large Indian lotus bloom with stylised ruyi-shaped petals around a... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2021

A rare 'Jun' box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 196. A 'rare 'Jun' box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 6¾ in., 17.2 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 65,520 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular section, the box with a short foot supporting a conical lower body turning upward to form straight sides, the cover modeled in mirror form and accented with a raised fillet encircling the midpoint of the sloping surface, and another around the summit, the center of the cover with... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2021

A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover, Southern Song dynasty

Lot 191. A 'Qingbai' melon-form box and cover, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 3 in., 7.5 cm Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,292 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely modeled as a stylized lobed melon, the cover with a small finial in the shape of a truncated branchy stem, the interiors and exteriors with a crisp clear blue glaze pooling to a deeper seafoam color in the grooves, the flat base unglazed showing the fine white body. ... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A sancai and blue-glazed pottery box and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 177. A sancai and blue-glazed pottery box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2½ in., 6.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of flattened circular form, the cover with seven cream-and-amber dapples reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, the sides of the cover and box both splashed with cream and amber glazes, the interior of the box cream-glazed, the interior of the cover and the base of the... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A dappled blue-and-amber-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty

  Lot 176. A dappled blue-and-amber-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2½ in., 6.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 22,680 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular section, the exterior mottled with attractive blue and amber glaze splashes stopping just above the foot revealing the cream-colored body. Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021
30 septembre 2021

A rare molded 'Ding' 'Buddhist lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty(960-1234)

Lot 158. A rare molded 'Ding' 'Buddhist lion' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty(960-1234). Diameter 8½ in., 21.5 cm. Estimate: 35,000 - 45,000 USD. Lot sold: 47,880 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted with gently rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior incised with a striding Buddhist lion reaching towards a beribboned brocade ball surrounded by dense scrolls, the cavetto decorated with a band of eight repeating sections of leafy scrolls, the rim bound in... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2021

A 'Xing' white-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 156. A 'Xing' white-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2⅜ in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,410 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular form, the box with a short foot rising to a canted lower body and straight upright sides, the cover similarly modeled in reverse, covered overall in a white glaze save for the rims and the base (2). Provenance: Kaikodo, New York, 2003. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2021

A 'Ding' box and cover, Late Tang-Five Dynasties

Lot 155. A 'Ding' box and cover, Late Tang-Five Dynasties. Diameter 2⅞ in., 7.3 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 8,190 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of circular section, the box with straight sides and a tapered lower body supported on a conforming foot, the wide mouth with a raised and lipped rim, the shallow domed cover topped with a circular knop, covered overall with a clear pale bluish glaze. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2004. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2021

A large steatite box and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 1042. A large steatite box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); d. 16.4 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot sold: 44,100 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
28 juin 2021

Ming dynasty Lacquerware sold at Bonhams London 7 June 2021

  Lot 562. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, 16th century; 12.6cm (5in) wide. Estimate: 3,000 GBP - 5,000 GBP. Sold for £ 2,805 (€ 3,272). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The rectangular top carved with a scholar flanked by a deer, standing on a lake shore with his boy attendant offering an official's cap, the shore dotted with luxuriant plants and rocks, the ground and water finely picked out with variations of cell-pattern grounds, the sides of the box and cover with leafy branches of cherry blossoms on... [Lire la suite]