02 avril 2022

Exceptional Chinese vase forms and furniture lead Freeman's April 13 Asian Arts Auction

Lot 28. A pair of Chinese huanghuali armchairs, Sichutou Guanmaoyi, Late Ming to Qing dynasty. H: 41 in.; W: 23 1/8 in; D: 21 in. Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. © Freeman's 2022  PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s April 13 Asian Arts auction presents collectors of Chinese craftsmanship opportunities to add remarkable 17th - and 18th -century furniture and design objects to their collections.The sale is led by a pair of Chinese huanghuali, or fragrant rosewood, armchairs (Lot 28), elegant... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2021

A blue-glazed 'garlic-mouth vase, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-Early 17th century

Lot 46. A blue-glazed 'garlic-mouth vase, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-Early 17th century; 7 1⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Price realised USD 4,000 (Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500). © Christie's 2021 Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, 1980. Christie's. Art of China and Japan, New York, 1 Dec - 14 Dec 2021
23 décembre 2021

A pair of famille rose pink-ground gu-form vases, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron-red and of the period

Lot 2930. A pair of famille rose pink-ground gu-form vases, Jiaqing six-character seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1796-1820); 9 3⁄4 in. (24.7 cm.) high. Price realised HKD 1,875,000 (Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000). © Christie's 2021 Each vase is elaborately decorated with lotus sprays and four of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, on the trumpet-shaped top section, all framed between a band of ruyi-heads to the mouth rim and stylised upright lappets above a band of key-fret... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2021

A famille rose pink-ground gu-form vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820)

  Lot 876. A famille rose pink-ground gu-form vase, Jiaqing six-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1796-1820); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Price realised USD 27,500 (Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000). © Christie's 2021 The vase is decorated on the exterior with lotus sprays and four of the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) on the trumpet-shaped mouth, all above a key-fret band interrupted by the reign mark. The remaining four emblems are on the bell-shaped foot above a band... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2021

Porcelain from the collection of Winston F.C. and C.Z. Guest sold at Christie's New York 23 september 2021

Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, born in England in 1906 and named after his godfather and his father's best friend and cousin, Sir Winston Churchill, was raised in the company of great men. His father, Captain the Right Honourable Frederick E. Guest, a grandson of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was a Member of Parliament and held the post of Britain's first Secretary of State for Air. His mother, Amy Phipps, daughter of Henry Phipps of Pittsburgh who was a philanthropist and partner at Carnegie Steel Corporation, harnessed her... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2021

Top Seven Jade sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 may - 11 june 2021

Lot 3204. A pale celadon jade gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century; 71⁄2 in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April 1997, lot 783A Hong Kong private collection formed in the late 1970s to early 1990s. Lot 3203. A white jade censer and cover, Republic period; 81⁄4 in. (21 cm.) across the handles, stand, box. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2020

A rare blue and white gu-form vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1557. A rare blue and white gu-form vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The tall, flared neck is decorated in underglaze cobalt blue with birds, flowers, and insects above the bulbous mid-section pierced on either side with a taotie mask reserved on a leiwen ground, above the foot which is pierced with auspicious emblems above a ruyi border,... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2020

A small incised celadon-glazed gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 828. A small incised celadon-glazed gu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 5 in. (12.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 4,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The central globular section incised with cloud scrolls between plantain leaves incised on the flared neck and foot, all under a sea-green glaze, with white interior, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Tonying & Company, Inc., New York, 3 August 1955.The James and... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

An unusual miniature gilded porcelain gu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 2195. An unusual miniature gilded porcelain gu-form vase, 18th century; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The exterior is gilded in contrast to the white interior. Provenance: Offered Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, 22 May 1984, lot 176.  Note: A similarly sized Yongzheng dish with lavender-blue glaze and identical mark is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, Shimmering... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2019

A Longquan celadon gu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 3067. A Longquan celadon gu-form vase, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368); 7 3/4 in. (19.2 cm. high). Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The bulging body of the vase is applied with a pair of lion-mask loose-ring handles between bands of applied florette-shaped bosses above and below. The base of the neck is moulded with three bow-string bands while another moulded bow-string band encircles the upper foot. The vase is... [Lire la suite]