12 mai 2022

A flambé-glazed vase, Fanghu, Mark and period of Tongzhi

Lot 12. A flambé-glazed vase, Fanghu, Mark and period of Tongzhi (1865-1875). Height 34.5 cm, 13½ in. Lot sold 5,292 GBP (Estimate : 3,000 - 5,000 GBP). © Sotheby's 2022 incised to the base with a six-character reign mark. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 11 May 2022

01 avril 2022

An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 719. An important and very rare inlaid bronze facted jar, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC; 16 3⁄4 in. (43 cm.) high. Price realised 2,760,000 (Estimate USD 400,000 – USD 600,000). © Christie's 2022 The four-sided vessel is set with loose rings suspending loose ring handles on opposite sides, and is decorated on each side with elaborate pictorial scenes arranged in horizontal registers. The flat, raised bronze motifs of the scenes are silhouetted against a sunken... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel from The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer sold at Christie's London, 5 November 2019

Lot 65. A rare cloisonné enamel 'lotus' bowl and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Price Realised GBP 12,500 (Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000). © Christie's 2022 Property from The Collection of Raine, Countess Spencer. The circular bowl is decorated to the exterior with peonies rising from leafy and scrolling stems. The base is similarly decorated with a central lotus blossom. The slightly stepped cover has a bud-form finial and is decorated with a band of... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2021

A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Daoguang incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 2922. A flambé-glazed vase, fanghu, Daoguang incised six-character seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11 3⁄4 in. (30 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Price realised HKD 437,500 (Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000). © Christie's 2021 The rectangular vase is raised on a short foot and has a pair of lug handles applied to the neck. Each side is moulded with peach-shaped panels. It is covered overall in a rich glaze ranging from dark reddish-purple to pale lavender-blue tones, thinning to a... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2021

A pair of flambé-glazed square pear-shaped vases, fanghu, Guangxu incised six-character marks and of the period

Lot 348. A pair of flambé-glazed square pear-shaped vases, fanghu, Guangxu incised six-character marks and of the period (1875-1908); Each 30.5cm (12in) high. Sold for £ 49,000 (€ 57,535). (Estimate £ 12,000 - £15,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The form inspired by the early bronze prototypes, with indented corners, applied with rectangular lug handles, and set on raised feet, the bodies moulded to each side with peach shaped panels, covered in a lustrous red glaze with darker striations and paling to a... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2021

Qing dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 641. A large and rare archaistic cloisonné enamel lozenge-shaped vase, gu, Early 18th century; 46.5cm (18 2/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 35,250 (€ 40,986). © Bonhams 2001-2021. The vase of lozenge section, cast as an archaic vessel with vertical flanges on the corners decorated with key-fret designs, the bulging mid-section with stylised taotie masks, the lower and upper sections similarly decorated with hanging plantain leaves dividing lotus sprays borne on tendrils, the... [Lire la suite]

12 juin 2021

A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty

  Lot 457. A pair of archaic bronze square vases and covers, fanghu, Han Dynasty; 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold for £ 12,750 (€ 14,875). © Bonhams Each with a faceted baluster body raised on a square flared foot, the sides plain, the shoulder with two relief-cast taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, the conical covers applied with stylised bird finials at the corners, the brown and milky-green patina with malachite encrustation. Note: See a related example... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2021

A teadust-glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu incised six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 138. A teadust-glazed vase, fanghu, Guangxu incised six-character mark within a rectangle and of the period (1875-1908); 11 3⁄4 in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021. The rectangular body is molded on two sides with a slightly raised peach-shape panel, and the neck is flanked by two tubular handles. The vase is covered overall in an opaque glaze of mottled, yellowish-green color that continues into the... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2020

A rare and large bronze gold-and-malachite-inlaid ritual wine vessel, fanghu, Warring States Period

Lot 109. A rare and large bronze gold-and-malachite-inlaid ritual wine vessel, fanghu, Warring States Period; 45.1cm (17 3/4in) high. Estimate HK$ 500,000-800,000. Sold for HK$ 940,000 (€ 101,321). Photo: Bonhams. Of pear form and square section, rising to a tall neck with lipped rim and supported on a straight-sided base, a pair of mask handles to either side with pendent ring handles, decorated overall with an intricate geometric design of three rows of a zigzag framework filled with symmetrical configurations... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2020

$8.3 million rare Warring States Period Vessel drives Sotheby's bi-annual Asia Week Sales

Lot 578. An Exceptionally Rare and Important Gold, Silver and Glass-Embellished Bronze Vessel, fanghu, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC. Height 13¾ in., 35.1 cm. Estimate: 2,500,000 - 3,500,000 USD. Lot sold 8,307,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s bi-annual Asia Week sale series in New York achieved $36.4 million this week – significantly above the series’ high estimate of $29.1 million, and all sales surpassing their high estimates. Works from... [Lire la suite]