18 mars 2022

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 285. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. © Sothebys. the reverse with a six-character inscription reading Qiantang Chen Yanqing zao, Perspex stand (2). Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Note: This piece is notable on account of its inscription, which identifies its maker as Chen Yanqing, a sculptor who... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2022

A carved Longquan celadon pail, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

  Lot 5039. A carved Longquan celadon pail, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; w. 18.8 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Sotheby's. Echoes of Fragrance – Evolution of Tea Culture from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 16 December 2021
17 novembre 2021

A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century

Lot 221. A rare large yellow-ground silk brocade 'vajradhatu' square mandala, Early 15th century 190.5cm (75 1/2in) x 194cm (76 3/8in). Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 41,919) (Est: £30,000 - £50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Finely woven with large blossoming lotus issuing from a continuous meander and scrolling foliage, each flower supporting a different Tibetan character executed in gold script woven in flat gilded paper, forming the 'Offering of the Universe' mantra reading from the centre to the east, south, west and... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2021

A Longquan Celadon Carved ‘Floral Scroll’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

Lot 2981. A Longquan Celadon Carved ‘Floral Scroll’ Bowl, Early Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century; 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The bowl is fluidly carved on the exterior with two rows of lotus petals below a classic scroll around the mouth, the interior with a composite floral scroll surrounding a central medallion with a flowerhead, covered overall with a thick glaze of sea-green tone, with the exception of a ring on the base revealing the... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2020

An Ottoman cuerda seca pottery Tile, Probably Bursa, early 15th Century

Lot 99. An Ottoman cuerda seca pottery Tile, Probably Bursa, early 15th Century; 33.5 x 15.9 cm. max. Estimate: £ 3,000 - 4,000 (€ 3,300 - 4,400). Courtesy Bonhams. of rectangular form, decorated in white, cobalt blue, turquoise and manganese with black outline, with interlaced undulating floral vines and split palmette motifs forming cartouches containing palmettes. Bonhams. Islamic and Indian Art, London, New Bond Street, 11 June 2020, 11:00 BST
01 avril 2020

A small cinnabar-lacquer 'prunus' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 3146. A small cinnabar-lacquer 'prunus' seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 HKD. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed and circular form, the cover carved in high relief with prunus flowers on a leafy ground, the base resting on a slightly countersunk base and similarly decorated, the interior lacquered black. Provenance: Old private Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2019

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

Lot 1257. A rare large white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 19 in. (48.3cm.) high, 21 in. (53.3cm.) wide. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 219,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar is heavily potted, with a tapering globular body, short neck and thick, lipped rim, and is covered inside and out with a slightly blue-tinged white glaze. It is raised on a flat foot ring, and the unglazed base shows the white porcelaneous ware. Provenance: Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A large carved Longquan celadon yanyan vase, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 1842. A large carved Longquan celadon yanyan vase, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 25¾in. (65.4cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 463,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Deeply carved on the shoulder with a wide band of chrysanthemum scroll bearing three large blossoms above a narrow band of foliate scroll and upright petals on the lower body, the neck with a band of narrow leaves below ribbed bands, the whole raised on a foot moulded in imitation of a stand, covered... [Lire la suite]
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]