15 janvier 2018

A very rare armorial ewer for the Spanish market, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 316. A very rare armorial ewer for the Spanish market, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23cm., 9 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the lobed globular body rising from a similarly lobed high knopped and domed foot to a tall neck with flaring spouted mouth, set to one side with a large naturalistically modelled twig handle, brightly enamelled and gilt to either side of the body with a large coat-of-arms of Ovando and Solis... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2018

A rare underglaze copper-red decorated ewer, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 32. A rare underglaze copper-red decorated ewer, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33.5cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 96,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the finely potted pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall flaring neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior in copper-red with four large peony heads borne on an undulating leafy scroll, divided to one side with a large strap handle decorated with a floral scroll and to the... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 239. A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body divided into five lobes, rising from a short foot to a flared neck, flanked by a double-strap handle and a short spout, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze. Provenance: Varr Family Collection, Sweden, acquired in Japan in the 1950s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
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19 décembre 2017

A pottery ewer, Neolithic, Qijia culture, first half of the 2nd millennium BC

Lot 393. A pottery ewer, Neolithic, Qijia culture, first half of the 2nd millennium BC. H. 20,3 cm. Estimate 1.500/2.500 €. Lot sold 1.600 €. Courtesy Nagel With an ovoid body, a tapering neck with domed top, double-lobed opening and tubular spout, flat strap handle. Tool marks.  Age measurement confirmed by Thermoluminescence Analysis 30th November 1998 (Oxford Authentication, No. C289h99).  Provenance: Bought in 1997 from L.H.W. Investment & Trading Limited, Hong Kong. Described and... [Lire la suite]
18 décembre 2017

A rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 181. A rare blue and white ewer, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). H. 30 cm. Estimate 40.000/60.000 €. Lot sold 56.000 €. Courtesy Nagel The pear-shaped body ends in an out-turned rim. The long spout with a curved tip is additionally attached to the body by a cloud-shaped strut. The broad and elegantly curved handle has a small loop at the top intended for the attachment of a cover. The body is painted in rich cobalt-blue with peony scrolls around the neck and body. The spout is covered... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2017

A Yue celadon ewer, Five Dynasties – Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 409. A Yue celadon ewer, Five Dynasties – Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); 13.9 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD (2,687 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of ovoid form, set with a strap handle opposite a short spout, covered overall in an olive-green glaze falling short of the foot. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017

07 décembre 2017

Rare aiguière en grès de style Xing, Fin de la dynastie Tang-Cinq Dynasties

Lot 70. Rare aiguière en grès de style Xing, Fin de la dynastie Tang-Cinq Dynasties; 19,9 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. A fine and rare Xing-type stoneware ewer, Late Tang-Five Dynasties la panse ovoïde allongée surmontée d'un col en trompette, l'anse arrondie en forme de trois tiges nouées flanquée à l'opposé d'un petit bec verseur fuselé, entièrement couverte d'une belle glaçure blanche translucide tirant légèrement vers le céladon et s'arrêtant au-dessus du pied. ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2017

A rare white-glazed ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1984. A rare white-glazed ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000-300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The ewer has a deep, rounded body raised on a flared foot, incised with single lines above and below the sharp edge of the canted shoulder, with a tall, slender curved spout set opposite a looped strap handle attached to the narrow cylindrical neck, covered with a translucent, pale blue tinged glaze pooling to darker... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2017

A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 318. A blue and white ewer, late Ming dynasty. 20 cm, 7 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 50,000 HKD (5,374 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body painted with three scholars seated in a garden with bamboo and plantain, between stylised tulip sprays and a floral band at the neck and pendent lappets above the foot, the curved spout and the C-shaped handle painted with clouds. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]