05 octobre 2018

A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3402. A rare carved amethyst brush washer and stained ivory stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in.; overall 11.1 cm, 4 3/8  in. Estimate: 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD (USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the form of two adjacent lingzhi-shaped washers with a bat perched on one edge, borne on gnarled leafy stems issuing further smaller lingzhi heads with a chilong clambering atop, the beast with a... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2018

A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century

Lot 254. A pale celadon jade brush washer, 17th century. Length 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides encircled by five variously sized chilong clambering upwards over the rim, all resting on a short ring foot, the stone with patches of white mottling.  Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 5th June 1985, lot 24. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 16 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2018

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer (Tangluoxi), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 154. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer (Tangluoxi), Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. well potted with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low straight foot, the exterior covered with a characteristically mottled copper-red glaze around the rim transmuting to a strikingly bright speckled green emulating an unripe peach and back to a dusky red around the base, the... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2018

A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tang luozi, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 2102. A peachbloom-glazed brush washer, tang luozi, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 1,230,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The compressed globular body is covered on the exterior with a glaze of crushed strawberry-red and mottled greyish-green colour. The interior and base are glazed white. The base is inscribed with the reign mark in underglaze-blue, box. Provenance: Previously... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

A peachblom-glazed brush washer, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 318. A peachblom-glazed brush washer, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's delicately potted with low rounded sides incurved at the mouth and supported on a low tapered foot, the exterior covered with a characteristically mottled crimson-red glaze transmuting to pale green tones particularly around the widest part of the body, speckled with tiny dots of emerald green,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A carved Qingbai brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 534. A carved Qingbai brush washer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The shallow washer is potted with short, flaring sides, and is carved in the interior with three peony blossoms borne on and enclosed within scrolling, leafy stems. The washer is covered overall with a pale blue glaze which pools to a darker color in the recesses, and stops below the unglazed rim, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2017

A finely carved white jade brush washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 281. A finely carved white jade brush washer, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). B. 12,5 cm. Estimate 30.000/50.000 €. Lot sold 140.000 €. Courtesy Nagel carved in the form of a peach with a raised rim pinched to form a rounded pouring lip, decorated with a simulated dangling pendant comprising of a cloud-shaped hook flanked by a pair of archaistic bat wing brackets, attached to a chime-shaped pendant and a beribboned 'xi' (happiness) character suspended across the mouth of the vessel, all set between a... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2017

A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 5. A highly important and extremely rare Ru Guanyao brush washer, Northern Song dynasty, 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate on request. Lot sold for HK$294,287,500. World Auction Record for Chinese Ceramics. Photo: Sotheby's. finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot, exquisitely veiled in a luminous and translucent bluish-green glaze suffused with a dense network of glistening ice crackles, the glaze thinning at the extremities to subtly reveal... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2017

Sotheby's announces highlights of the Important Chinese Art, Fine Classical Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy sales

Lot 84. An exceptional and extremely rare “Ding” carved “peony” vase, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Estimate $500,000–700,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announced the full offerings of their Asia Week sales of Chinese works of art, Chinese paintings and calligraphy. With exhibitions opening to the public on 8 September, visitors to New York headquarters will be able to experience all facets of Asian Art – pottery, bronzes, jades, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and calligraphy. Asia Week... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2017

A Guan-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 3284. A Guan-type brush washer, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795), 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 220,000 - HKD 350,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The vessel is skilfully potted with a compressed body supported on a short tapered foot, applied overall with a pale Guan-type glaze of greyish-celadon tone suffused with faint crackles. Note : Compare this brush washer with other 18th century scholar's objects also decorated with... [Lire la suite]