30 septembre 2022

A stoneware handled jar (Hu), Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9)

Lot 713. A stoneware handled jar (Hu), Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9). Height 13⅞ in., 35.2 cm. Lot sold: 3,150 USD (Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 The Collection of Jay I. Kislak: Sold to Benefit the Kislak Family Foundation. Provenance: Sotheby's, 1987, lot 76. Sotheby's. China 5000 Years, New York, 27 september 2022 

02 septembre 2022

A flambé-glazed two-handled 'deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 702. A flambé-glazed two-handled 'deer' vase, hu, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Hauteur : 21 cm. (8 1⁄4 in.). Price Realised EUR 4,410 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Provenance: Private UK collection, predominantly assembled in the 1990s. Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 27 june - 12 july 2022 
20 mai 2022

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 3649. A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 30 cm. Lot sold 756,000 HKD (Estimate : 600,000 - 800,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art including Jades from the De An Tang Collection and Gardens of Pleasure – Erotic Art from the Bertholet Collection, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022
11 mai 2022

A 'robin's egg'-glazed 'elephant'-handled vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3519. A 'robin's egg'-glazed 'elephant'-handled vase, hu, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 30.8 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 403,200 HKD (Estimate : 250,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: An old Japanese collection. Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo. Note: Compare two examples sold in our London rooms, 15th May 2013, lot 246; and 6th November 2013, lot 319. Sotheby's. Marchant II – Qing Imperial Porcelain, Hong Kong, 29 April 2022
19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

  Lot 644. A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 16⅞ in., 42.8 Height 14⅖ in., 37.4 cmcm. Lot sold: 3,150 USD (Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
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19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 643. A green-glazed vase (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 16⅞ in., 42.8 cm. Lot sold: 5,670  USD (Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Anthony Hardy, the Sze Yuan Tang Collection. Christie's New York, 21st September 1995, lot 33. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022

19 avril 2022

A green-glazed vessel (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 642. A green-glazed vessel (Hu), Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); Height 15⅛ in., 38.5 cm. Lot sold: 3,150 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022
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15 février 2022

'Art and Industry: China’s Ancient Houma Foundry' at the National Museum of Asian Art

© 2022 Smithsonian Institution The largest bronze foundry complex from antiquity was excavated at Houma in northern China in the mid-twentieth century. At the two-acre site, archaeologists discovered evidence of extremely sophisticated manufacturing techniques. Fragments of reused clay models, master pattern blocks, and decorated clay molds indicate the adoption of ceramic pattern transfers to cast ornamented bronze objects. Using pattern blocks to increase the speed and volume of production without sacrificing quality was an... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2022

Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel sold at Christie's London, 10 May 2011

A large cloisonné enamel vase, hu, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) high. Sold for GBP 22,500 (Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000) at Christie's London, 10 May 2011, lot 135. © Christie's 2022 The globular body with waisted neck and tall spreading foot, the decorative motifs divided into horizontal registers, the main decorative band with classic lotus scrolls repeated around the foot, below a band of flowering and fruiting sprays detailed with a butterfly and a band of grapes hanging from curling vines, mounted... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2022

A rare archaic bronze bird-headed ritual wine vessel, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC)

Lot 836. A rare archaic bronze bird-headed ritual wine vessel, hu, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC); h. 34.5 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000-300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s. Note: The current wine vessel closely relates to another Warring States period bird-headed ritual wine vessel from the collections of Baron Paul Hatvany and the British Rail Pension Fund, sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1989, lot 19. Sotheby's. Chinese... [Lire la suite]