14 mai 2019

A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, Dou, Impressed Jiaqing seal marks and of the period (1796-1820)

Lot 26. A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, Dou, Impressed Jiaqing seal marks and of the period (1796-1820);26cm (10 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 9,300 - 14,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vessel moulded in shallow relief with bands of archaistic motifs including overlapping lappets and 'C' curls, the domed cover surmounted by a double-rope-twist loop handle, both covered inside and out with a lustrous glaze of vibrant indigo-blue tone, covering the impressed seal marks inside the foot and... [Lire la suite]

08 juillet 2018

A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, dou, Xianfeng seal mark and period

Lot 118. A blue-glazed altar vessel and cover, dou, Xianfeng seal mark and period; 24.3cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded bowl supported on a flaring hollow foot, moulded around the sides with two rows of rectangles at the rim, the domed cover with over-lapping wave borders, surmounted by a loop knop, the foot with two stylised shou character roundels divided by C-shaped scrolls below a wide raised rib, covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2017

Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC)

Lot 2. Two burnished black pottery vessels, Neolithic, Longshan Culture, (2500-2000 BC), 9 1/2 and 12 3/4 in., 24.1 and 32.4 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 USD. Lot sold 10,200 USD. © Sotheby's. the first a ewer with a compressed globular body rising to a tall wasted neck pinched on one side for a spout opposite a large loop handle, all supported on a single splayed foot finished with a rope cord on the edge, the other a dou food vessel with a waisted tubular body rising to a wide cupped... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2017

A rare early Ming blue and white stem cup, dou, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435) 

Lot 4055. A rare early Ming blue and white stem cup, dou, Xuande six-character mark in a line and of the period (1426-1435), 4 in. (10.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cup has a body of globular form standing on a flared foot, finely painted in bright tones of blue with a central frieze of dianthus borne of a leafy undulating stem, below a geometric band at the rim. The base of the cup and the flaring foot... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2016

Grain Serving Vessel (Dou), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), late 6th–early 5th century BC

Grain Serving Vessel (Dou), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), late 6th–early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); Diam. of foot 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); Diam. of rim 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); Rogers Fund, 1925, 25.20.2a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A subtle all-over pattern of interwoven bands complements the graceful shape of this vessel, which is further adorned by the four nearly naturalistic feline handles.
18 septembre 2016

A pair of white-glazed altar vessels, dou, Guangxu incised six-character marks in a line and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 66. A pair of white-glazed altar vessels, dou, Guangxu incised six-character marks in a line and of the period (1875-1908). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,894 - USD 38,840). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Each is modelled after an archaic bronze dou as a stem bowl and cover, and moulded with various decorative bands of archaistic design. The mark is incised in a line inside the flared foot. 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Provenance: Georg Weishaupt Collection, BerlinAcquired by... [Lire la suite]

22 mai 2016

An Imperial blue-glazed altar vessel and cover for the Temple of Heaven, dou, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 7. An Imperial blue-glazed altar vessel and cover for the Temple of Heaven, dou, Qianlong seal marks and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 40,000). Photo: Bonhams. The stem bowl raised on a high splayed hollow foot, moulded with decorative bands around the sides, the domed cover decorated with overlapping wave bands, surmounted by a pair of rope-twist handles, covered overall with a rich lustrous glaze of deep violet-blue. 27cm (10 1/2in) high (2). ... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

"Wonders of the State of Chu" at the National Museum Atestino Este and at the National Archaeological Museum of Adria

From March 13 to September 25, arrives at Este and Adria " Wonders of the State of CHU ", the archaeological exhibition is part of the project Ancient Civilizations & CHINA VENETO, promoted by Regione Veneto, City of Adria and Este, MiBACT Ministry the cultural heritage and cultural and tourism activities in collaboration with the Superintendence for cultural heritage of the Veneto. The project involves the construction of two exhibitions event, hosted in the Venetian museums Este and Adria and an exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2015

A yellow-ground altar vessel and cover (dou), Jiaqing seal marks and period

Lot 312. A yellow-ground altar vessel and cover (dou), Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820). Height 11 1/4  in., 28.6 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2015 the deep rounded sides rising to a straight rim supported on a cylindrical column with a domed base surmounted by a conforming domed cover with a globular knop, painted with five bands of pairs of striding dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amidst cloud scrolls in pink, green, blue and iron-red enamels on... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2015

A lavender-glazed ritual altar vessel and cover (dou), Guangxu mark and period

A lavender-glazed ritual altar vessel and cover (dou), Guangxu mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded bowl supported on a columnar base encircled with a raised band and terminating in a flared pedestal foot, surmounted by a fitted  domed cover with globular knop, molded with bands of archaistic design in crisp, shallow relief, and applied overall with a lustrous purple-tinged blue glaze, the interior and base white-glazed, the six-character mark... [Lire la suite]