16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2015

A rare junyao censor with lavender blue glaze, Song or Jin Dynasty (AD960-1234)

A rare junyao censor with lavender blue glaze, Song or Jin Dynasty (AD960-1234). Estimate HKD400,000 - 500,000 (TWD1,619,000 - 2,024,000) (USD51,600 - 64,500). Photo courtesy Ravenel. This censor has a thick body, a mouth with a lipped edge, a short neck, and a round belly. It is completely covered in a sky blue glaze, with the exception of the three feet on which the vessel rests. The glaze shows fine crackling from rim to base, and the finish is thinner on top of the mouth, revealing the brown color of the ceramic... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A very rare and small yaozhou black glazed censor, Jin Dynasty (AD1115-1234)

A very rare and small yaozhou black glazed censor, Jin Dynasty (AD1115-1234). Estimate HKD120,000 - 160,000 (TWD486,000 - 648,000) (USD15,500 - 20,600) Photo Ravenel. This censor has a lipped rim, a straight neck, and a rounded belly, and it rests on three feet. The entire vessel has a black glaze finish, inside and out. The finish is thinner at the edges, partly revealing the russet colored body. The glaze was allowed to run during the manufacturing process, and is therefore somewhat thinner around the rim and neck, and... [Lire la suite]
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