12 juillet 2016

An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century1

Lot 3128. An exceptional Longquan celadon ewer, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Estimate 3,000,000 — 4,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,380,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the well balanced pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a slender neck and an everted mouth rim, set on one side with a tall curved tubular spout joined to the neck by a moulded cloud-shaped strut, opposite an arched strap handle, all beneath a glossy and unctuous celadon glaze pooling below the belly and near the... [Lire la suite]

14 juin 2016

A ‘Henan’black-glazed ewer, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 739. A ‘Henan’black-glazed ewer, Song Dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of compressed globular form set with a short spout and a double-stranded loop handle, covered overall with a mottled dark brown glaze stopping irregularly above the foot; h. 13.2 cm, 5 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
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12 juin 2016

A blue and white 'chrysanthemum' waterpot and a underglaze-red ewer, Yuan dynasty

Lot 686. A blue and white 'chrysanthemum' waterpot and a underglaze-red ewer, Yuan dynasty. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot sold 62,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the first of cubical form with tapering shoulders set with two small scrolling lugs, decorated on each side with a foliate chrysanthemum; the ewer of flattened globular form decorated in underglaze red with a 'flaming pearl' on each side; 6.7 cm, 2 5/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 02 Jun 2016
05 juin 2016

A 'Jun' ewer, Song-Ming dynasty

Lot 684. A 'Jun' ewer, Song-Ming dynasty. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the slightly tapering body with rounded shoulders below the subtly tapered tubular neck, set with a curved spout opposite a strap handle, covered in a greyish-blue glaze thinning to a mushroom tone around the mouth and towards the base; 13.1 cm, 5 1/8 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 02 Jun 2016
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26 mai 2016

A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century

Lot 3107. A rare Yue celadon ewer, late Tang dynasty, 9th-10th century. Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,470 - $155,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The ewer is finely potted with an ovoid body rising from short foot rising to a trumpet mouth, applied to one side with an octagonal tubular spout, the other side with a conjoined strap handle connecting the neck and body, covered overall with a satin-silk glaze of yellowish-olive tone. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Japan in... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2016

A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century

Lot 140. A Safavid blue and white ewer, 17th-18th century. Estimation : 8 000 € / 10 000 €. Photo Artcurial Aiguière à anse rubanée sinusoïde et bec incurvé, en céramique siliceuse, à décor bleu et blanc sous glaçure incolore de larges pivoines et motifs sinisants. Inscription illisible sur la base. Petit éclat au bord du col. Haut. : 20,5 cm Provenance : Collection de Mme C., Londres, depuis 1980 Bibliographie : Y. Crowe, Persia and China, Safavid Blue and White Ceramics in the Victoria and... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2016

A small 'Xing' ewer, Five dynasties period

Lot 218. A small 'Xing' ewer, Five dynasties period. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,831 - 6,386 EUR). Photo Sotheby's rising from a short foot to an angled shoulder and waisted neck, set to one side with a strap handle and the other a short cylindrical spout, covered overall with a creamy-white glaze. 13 cm, 5 1/8 in.  Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London.Collection of Carl Kempe.Sotheby's London, 14th May 2008, lot 230. Exhibited: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe... [Lire la suite]
19 avril 2016

A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century

Lot 205. A Kangxi gilt-decorated powder-blue ewer, China, with later Ottoman metal mounts, 18th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. decorated in gilt around the body on a blue ground with floral blossoms and spider webs, the crescent-moon shaped mouth with hinged metal lid topped with red stone, the spout with a long silver mount and dragon-head terminal, both with tughra stamps; 31.3cm.  Note: This ewer is of a type known to have been made in China for the... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2016

An Iznik polychrome pottery ewer, Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 191. An Iznik polychrome pottery ewer, Turkey, circa 1590. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue, green and relief red with black outlines, with a design of pomegranates containing flowerheads, floral blossoms in between, old collection label to underside; 19.1cm. height. Provenance: Ex-collection Dikran G. Kelekian Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World, Londres, 20 avr. 2016, 10:30 AM
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01 mars 2016

A Small 'Xing' White-Glazed Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th Century

Lot 240. A Small 'Xing' White-Glazed Ewer, Five Dynasties-Northern Song Dynasty, 10th Century. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's of spherical form rising from a shallow straight foot, one side with short spout set opposite an arching strap handle cut with double grooves, covered inside and out with a clear glaze pooling to creamy-yellowish tone, stopping unevenly above the foot to reveal the white porcelaneous body. Height 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm Provenance: J.J.... [Lire la suite]