12 février 2019

A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century

Lot 710. A well-carved pale greenish-white jade ewer, 18th century; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 161,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The ewer is raised on an oblong foot and is well carved in relief with an allover design oflingzhi that surrounds four panels of fruiting branches, each bearing two fruit, that represent the sanduo. Peaches, as well as a bat, are depicted in the two ruyi-shaped panels on the broad sides; a branch of finger citron is below the spout; and... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2019

A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 703. A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The ovoid body is carved beneath the tapering spout with a narrow chevron band terminating in a foliate applique. A similar applique is at the base of the curved handle which has a band of beads in the center and is applied at the top with a human head looking over the shaped mouth rim. The... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2775. A rare blue and white ewer, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 based on a Persian metal form, the pear-shaped body rising from a short straight foot to tall waisted neck and everted rim, painted in brilliant cobalt-blue tones to the front and back face with a large quatrefoil panel, one enclosing a fruiting peach spray, the other a fruiting loquat, each flanked by leafy composite... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2019

A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, 17th century

Lot 306. A blue and white ewer, Transitional period, 17th century; 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500. Price realised US$1,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated with a rectangular panel enclosing a mountain scene and various scholar's objects, with later silvered-metal mount. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
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27 décembre 2018

'Immortal Landscapes: Jade from the Collection' at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jade Mountain, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 19th century. Jade (nephrite), 12.5 x 4 x 8 ins, Crow Collection of Asian Art, 1987.17. © 2018 Crow Museum of Asian Art & Crow Family Foundation. DALLAS, TX.- Mountains lie at the heart of Chinese culture and art. A bridge between the human and transcendental realms, they have provided an enduring source of inspiration for poets, scholars, and artists, and continue to remain an important theme within China’s various artistic traditions. The idea of the scholar-official or... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2018

A 'Kinrande' iron-red ewer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1389. A 'Kinrande' iron-red ewer, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $10,625. © Sotheby's the flattened pear-form body raised on a splayed foot, rising to a long waisted neck and galleried mouth, with an arched handle on one side and a serpentine spout on the other connected to the neck with a figure-eight strut, the exterior covered in a rich iron-red glaze with gilded and incised decoration, the body with peacocks and... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A Changsha straw-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 79. A Changsha straw-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000 (USD 2,560 - USD 5,121). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, before 1992Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 22 March 2011, lot 137. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
17 septembre 2018

A Vietnamese blue, white and red ewer, Hội An hoard, 15th century

Lot 609. A Vietnamese blue, white and red ewer, Hội An hoard, 15th century. H.: 23 cm. Estimation: € 500 - € 1000. Courtesy Rob Michiels Auctions.  Rob Michiels Auctions. Arts d'Asie I & II, 6-7 octobre 2018 
28 août 2018

An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century

Lot 1280. An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Two sides of the pear-shaped body are incised with a hare seated amidst plants, the two scenes separated by a tasseled rope strap applied below the spout on one side and the double-strap handle surmounted by a human head on the other side, all under a white slip and rich amber glaze that ends irregularly above the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A rare Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 838. A rare Cizhou white glazed ewer, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The ewer has a tall, ribbed neck rising to a wide, everted rim, and an upright slightly curved and faceted spout opposite the strap handle, and is covered overall with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly above the splayed foot to expose the pale grey ware, Japanese wood box. Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]