13 août 2019

A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier 

Lot 1318. A large gold and silver-inlaid bronze archaistic pear-shaped vase,hu, 18th century or earlier; 18½ in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Each side cast in high relief with a large taotie mask with protruding fangs, with furthertaotie bands on the neck, lug handles and foot, all inlaid in gold and silver. Note: A large (16¼ in.) archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze hu of this type is... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

A rare archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze pear-shaped vase, hu, Song dynasty, 11th-13th century

Lot 1016. A rare archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze pear-shaped vase, hu, Song dynasty, 11th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The well-proportioned vessel is decorated in gold and silver inlay with an allover diamond pattern filled with scrolls above a band of diagonally arranged scrolls on the rounded foot. A pair of inlaid mask and flat ring handles flank the shoulder. There are areas of dark green... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Late Spring and Autumn Period, Late 6th century BC

Lot 1002. A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Late Spring and Autumn Period, Late 6th century BC; 11½ in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The pear-shaped body is finely cast with plain bands alternating with bands of a dense pattern of tiny bosses and angular, interlocking scrolls repeated at the base of the neck below a further decorative band, which is interrupted by loop handles. The low foot is cast to resemble... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3727. A cloisonné enamel "Lotus" vase, hu, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 39.5 cm., 15 1/2  in. Estimate  200,000 — 300,000  HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of archaistic hu form, cast with a pear-shaped body of generous proportion rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared rim, the shoulder flanked by a pair of Buddhist lion mask handles suspending loose rings, the exterior brightly enamelled against a turquoise ground with four main registers... [Lire la suite]
26 juillet 2019

A dark blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, hu, 19th century

Lot 930. A dark blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, hu, 19th century; 11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vase is molded with an archaistic dragon band on the neck between a pair of dragon-scroll handles, and a double bow-string band encircling the body. The vase is covered in a lustruous glaze of deep blue color that also covers the base which has an apocryphal Yongzheng seal mark. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2019

A rare and fine pale green jade 'dragon' vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 158. A rare and fine pale green jade 'dragon' vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 23.8cm (9 1/3in) high. Estimate: HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Sold for HK$ 1,875,625 (€ 213,529) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly carved rising from a countersunk foot to a slightly everted rim, carved in high-relief with a three-clawed dragon encircling the neck above a slender body with a band of archaistic taotie masks between two further bands of ridges, the stone of a pale green tone and with minor... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2019

A rare cloisonné-enamel archaistic enamel vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 74. A rare cloisonné-enamel archaistic enamel vase, hu, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 38cm (15in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000. Sold for 40,062 (€ 45,736). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vase well cast with a globular body supported on a spreading foot rising to a waisted neck, set with four taotie ring-handles at the shoulder, brightly and lavishly enamelled around the exterior with plantain lappets enclosing stylised taotie masks within acanthus leaves, strapwork and blooming... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2019

A Guan-type vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 309. A Guan-type vase, hu, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,510 - USD 10,416). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is covered with a crackled grey glaze, continuing into the interior and stopping at the unglazed foot rim.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019
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05 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3630. A large blue and white 'lotus' vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 45.5 cm, 17 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,750,000 HKD (515,240 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with a pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted flaring neck flanked by a pair of archaistic scroll handles, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a broad scrolling lotus band, all between ruyi,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A fine and large blue and white 'floral' vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3633. A fine and large blue and white 'floral' vase, hu, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 52 cm, 20 1/2  in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 8,335,000 HKD (1,073,631 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with deep rounded sides rising to an angled shoulder and surmounted by a tall flaring neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, richly decorated in brilliant cobalt tones around the sides with floral blooms borne on a continuous foliate stem, between... [Lire la suite]