24 avril 2018

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

Lot 6. A rare copper-red decorated ewer, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 70,000 - GBP 90,000 (USD 98,210 - USD 126,270). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The pear-shaped vessel is painted to the exterior in varied greyish tones of underglaze red with large peony blooms and leafy scrolls below a cloud collar and ascending bands of peony scroll, key fret and stiff leaves. It has a large strap handle and a long, curved spout, the latter decorated with lotus blooms and leafy... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2018

A Safavid soft-paste porcelain ewer, Kirman, South East Iran, mid 17th century

Lot 76. A Safavid soft-paste porcelain ewer, Kirman, South East Iran, mid 17th century; 15 3/8in. (39cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 8,508 - USD 11,344). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Of drop-shape with flattened sides rising from high trumpet foot tapering to thin neck, painted in cobalt-blue and red on white ground with red floral sprays, the sides with scrolling vine and two large scalloped medallions beneath the spout and loop handle. Note: This ewer is part of a... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2018

Verseuse en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 104. Verseuse en porcelaine bleu blanc, Chine, dynastie Qing, marque et époque Daoguang (1821-1850); 25,5 cm, 10 1/8 in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 EUR. Lot Sold 144,750 EUR.  Photo Sotheby's 2011 inspirée des formes persanes, la panse piriforme à décor de deux médaillons lobés abritant l'un, deux pêches de longévité, l'autre des litchees, en réserve sur fond de lotus dans des rinceaux fleuris, le col entouré de feuilles de bananier, le bec-verseur décoré... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2018

A blue and white ewer with silver mounts, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 733. A blue and white ewer with silver mounts, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Made for the Dutch market, the pear-shaped ewer is raised on a waisted pedestal foot and decorated with a scene of scholars drinking wine in a landscape setting below a band of leafy tulip sprays on the shoulder and further sprays on the waisted neck which rises to a spouted rim, and the curved... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A 'Changsha'-type pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A 'Changsha'-type pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 USD. Lot Sold 2,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of double-gourd shape, the shoulders set with a curved handle and with two small loops, a single molded lotus flower applied below the faceted spout, all under a thin olive-green glaze  Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]

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]