01 mai 2020

A white jade ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 249. A white jade ewer, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 650,000. Price realised HKD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The well carved flattened pear-shaped ewer is supported on a lobed spreading foot, with the sides of the body of conforming shape and decorated with stylised ruyi. One narrow side is carved with a dragon-head handle and the other with a spout emerging from a monster mask. The stone is of an even white... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2020

A small Kinrande ewer, 16th century

Lot 2119. A small Kinrande ewer, 16th century; 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The vase is decorated with two scholars wearing long robes within a garden, one accompanied by a boy attendant, between a wide band of leafy lotus blooms within shaped borders on the shoulder, and a lotus-lappet band at the base. All are decorated in underglaze blue on an iron-red ground, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century

Lot 2075. A  very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price Realized USD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The ewer is potted with an elegant pear-shaped body that rises to a narrow neck below the pinched and flared 'phoenix-head' mouth rim, and has a curved handle on one side. The vessel is covered inside and out with an ivory-white glaze that falls to the knife-trimmed edge of the... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2020

A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 575. A 'Qingbai' ewer, Song dynasty (960–1279); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body divided into six lobes by raised double ridged-bands set within vertical grooves running from a raised band on the shoulders to the tapered foot, the tall waisted neck rising to a wide flanged mouth, set with a gracefully arched double strap handle opposite a tall curved spout and flanked by two small strap loops, all beneath... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2020

A rare small 'Ding' ewer, Liao-Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 504. A rare small 'Ding' ewer, Liao-Song dynasty (907-1279); height 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 122,500  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body molded into six vertical lobes, rising from a short straight foot to a concave mouth, the looped handle imitating woven rope attached to the body above the short curved spout by three floret medallions and on the opposite side by a ruyi-shaped panel, covered in a milky white glaze... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2020

LEMAIRE, Stand 118b at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Trompe-l'oeil carp, China, Qianlong period, circa 1750-1770. Porcelain. H 17.2 x 28.2 cm. © Lemaire Literature: W. R. Sarent, The Copeland collection, Chinese and Japanese ceramic figures, The Peabody museum of Salem, 1991, pp. 214-215. Ewer, China, Qianlong period, 1735-1795. Celadon porcelain, Louis XV period gilded chased bronze frame, circa 1740-45. H 34.5 cm. © Lemaire

14 janvier 2020

An unusual Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1176. An unusual Longquan celadon ewer, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The deep, upright sides are vertically ribbed below the canted shoulder which is applied with four small molded flowers between the loop handle, spout and two opposing small applied loops. The vessel is covered overall with a glaze of blue-green color that thins on the raised areas and also covers the... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2019

A blue and white ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 85. A blue and white ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 34 cm, 13⅜ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Lot sold: 16,250 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'élégante panse piriforme au col cintré se prolongeant vers des bords évasés, flanquée d'un fin bec verseur arqué relié au col par une traverse aux contours mouvementés et d'une grande anse galbée surmontée d'un petit anneau, vivement peint des deux côtés en bleu de cobalt profond de chevaux et kirin galopant parmi les rinceaux... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A Qingbai dish, iron-painted lobed cup, Song dynasty, and a Qingbai-type ewer, probably Qing dynasty

Lot 411. A Qingbai dish, iron-painted lobed cup, Song dynasty, and a Qingbai-type ewer, probably Qing dynasty; 11.3 to 24.7 cm, 4 1/2  to 9 3/4  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 187,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. the ewer robustly potted with a short spout opposite a loop handle and a ruyi-shaped flange at the back of the rim, the domed cover surmounted by a small knop in openwork; the lobed bowl painted with brown bird silhouettes on the interior; the dish with a... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2019

A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lor 98.  A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 4,437 (€ 5,180). Photo: Bonhams.  The flattened pear-shaped sides brightly painted on both sides with rockwork issuing sprays of blossoms, all surrounded by floral sprigs on the rest of the body, the spout and handle with stylised cloud motifs. Note: The shape of this ewer derives from metal vessels, known as aftaba, which were produced in Turkey and India... [Lire la suite]