06 septembre 2018

A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 243. A carved 'Longquan' celadon-glazed 'Peony' guan and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 12 1/2  in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's sturdily potted, of wide baluster form swelling generously from a short, slightly tapered foot, the lobed sides freely incised with eight leafing peony blossoms, all above a wide band of stiff upright-leaf lappets, the domed cover with similar fluted and carved decoration encircling the low conical knop, a flowerhead medallion... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2018

A rare finely carved early Ming Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 3813. A rare finely carved early Ming Longquan celadon dish, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized HKD 800,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Heavily potted with shallow, gently curving sides rising to a lipped rim, supported on a rounded foot ring, the broad central field carved with a branch of flowering peony below a band of continuous floral scroll in the well and a band of leafy scroll at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2018

A rare and important gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, Early 15th century

Lot 212. A rare and important gilt-bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Tibet, Early 15th century. Hauteur: 46,5 cm. (18 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 300,000 - EUR 500,000 (USD 352,060 - USD 586,766). Price realised EUR 967,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté assis en vajrasana sur un socle lotiforme rehaussé d'un vajra posé devant lui. Sa main droite est en bhumisparshamudra, sa main gauche repose sur sa cuisse. Il est vêtu de robes monastiques. Son visage est... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2909. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 5 13/16 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The top of the cover is carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with a single peony blossom surrounded by leaves and buds. The sides of the box and cover are similarly carved with a mixed floral frieze comprising blossoming peony and chrysanthemum. The interiors and the... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2018

Dish, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century

Dish, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 3 × 15 in. (7.6 × 38.1 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.63. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
02 février 2018

Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century

Blue and white moon flask, Ming Dynasty, early 15th Century. White porcelain, 12 3/4 × 8 3/4 × 5 5/8 in. (32.4 × 22.2 × 14.3 cm). Gift of Ira and Nancy Koger, 2001; SN11122.64. © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
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08 janvier 2018

A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 129. A Rare Blue and White Lobed Jardinière, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 8 9/16in. (21.7cm.). Falk Collection no. 251. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 270,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep, flared sides unusually shaped as four bracket lobes rising to an everted rim, each lobe well painted in inky tones of underglaze blue with a different branching stem bearing two flowers, including peony, camellia, lotus and magnolia, raised on a pedestal... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 122. A cloisonné enamel ‘lotus’ censer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of cylindrical form, supported on three cabriole legs, brightly decorated against a turquoise ground to the exterior with large lotus blooms borne on undulating leafy scrolls, the base with a central quatrefoil floret enclosing a yin yang symbol, all surrounded by right floral sprigs. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2017

A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century 

Lot 2802. A fine and extremely rare early Ming pale celadon-glazed stembowl, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide, box. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The bowl potted with steeply rounded flared sides supported on a slightly splayed stem foot, covered overall with a rich sea-green glaze thinning to a pale tone on the rim and pooling on the exterior just below the rim, and above the foot rim. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 décembre 2017

A rare large white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2998. A rare large white-glazed jar and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 13 3/16 in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The jar and cover are applied inside and out with an unctuous white glaze with a slight bluish tinge. The base of the jar and inner rim of the cover are left unglazed, exposing the fine body fired to an orange colour with brown specks. Note: Jars of this form with a compressed globular... [Lire la suite]