27 septembre 2020

A small incised celadon-glazed gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 828. A small incised celadon-glazed gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The central globular section incised with cloud scrolls between plantain leaves incised on the flared neck and foot, all under a sea-green glaze, with white interior, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Tonying & Company, Inc., New York, 3 August 1955.The James and... [Lire la suite]

26 septembre 2020

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales to feature 'Monochrome II'

Courtesy Sotheby's. HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents two carefully curated Chinese Works of Art Sales to be held on 9 October 2020, Monochrome II and Important Chinese Art. Monochrome II is the sequel to the highly successful Monochrome sale held in July. Highlights include a jadeite-green glazed jar and cover from the Ming dynasty, a superb silver-streaked Nogime Temmoku bowl from the Southern Song dynasty and a magnificent huanghuali six-post canopy bed from the Ming dynasty. Important Chinese Art is a tightly... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2020

A rare celadon-glazed conch-form washer, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 819.  A rare celadon-glazed conch-form washer, Qianlong four-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's  Images Ltd 2020. Molded in the form of a conch shell and covered overall with a pale bluish-green glaze, the seal mark on the base encircled by five spur marks. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Note: The conch was used by... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2020

A small incised celadon-glazed 'floral' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 511. A small incised celadon-glazed 'floral' dish, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435). Diameter 3 ½ in., 9 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 37,800 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylized leafy scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, the exterior incised with floral scrolls, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2020

A rare celadon-glazed 'dragon' amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 117. A rare celadon-glazed 'dragon' amphora vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); Height 7⅝ in., 19.5 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 USD. Lot sold 403,200 USD. (C) 2020 Sotheby's the elongated ovoid body with high rounded shoulders, sweeping to a tall, slightly waisted cylindrical neck encircled with three filets and surmounted by a gently flaring rim, the lower body finely carved with two sinuous three-clawed dragons rising from combed, rolling waves and meandering cloud wisps, the interior and exterior under a... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2020

A fine and rare celadon-glazed 'lingzhi and bamboo' saucer dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3101. A fine and rare celadon-glazed 'lingzhi and bamboo' saucer dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 11.7 cm, 4 5/8  in. Estimate 380,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the exterior applied with a soft sea-green glaze and delicately incised with a continuous leafy scroll bearing five lingzhi heads amidst bamboo leaves, the interior and base left white, the latter... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2020

A large very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1796)

Lot 2843. A large very rare moulded and carved celadon-glazed vase, Qianlong impressed six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1796); 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,000,000 - HKD 5,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,445,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The ovoid body and tall waisted neck are moulded and carved with a bold design of stylised lotus blooms on scrolling stems bearing curling feathery leaves, applied overall with a rich sea-green glaze pooling to a... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A celadon-glazed barrel-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 126. A celadon-glazed barrel-form vase, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Hauteur: 16,5 cm. (6 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 25,000. Price realised EUR 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Le vase est simplement souligné de deux bandes de bosses en relief et flanqué d'une paire d'anses en masques d'animaux fabuleux. Il est entièrement recouvert d'une douce glaçure bleu-vert. Il porte une marque impériale entourée d'un cercle non-émaillé.... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2020

A celadon-glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 125. A celadon-glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1875-1908). Hauteur: 29,5 cm. (11 5/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. De forme hexagonale aux angles arrondis, il est moulé de chaque côté d'un panneau en forme de pêche. Le col évasé est flanqué d'une paire d'anses tubulaires. Il est entièrement recouvert d'une glaçure céladon tirant vers le blanc aux bords et aux extrémités. ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2020

A moulded celadon-glazed bowl, a small Henan russet-splashed jar and a black and crackled glazed bowl, Song Dynasty

Lot 3. A moulded celadon-glazed bowl, a small Henan russet-splashed jar and a black and crackled glazed bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); de 11,9 cm à 17,8 cm, from 4¾ in. to 7 in. Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 EUR. Lot sold 750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. le bol céladon à décor floral et le bol craquelé à bords évasés reposant sur un court pied droit, la jarre de forme ovoïde décorée sur l'épaulement d'une épaisse glaçure brune sur fond noir (3) Collection Particulière du Sud-Est de la France. ... [Lire la suite]