12 novembre 2019

A fine and very rare Guan-type hexagonal vase, hu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period

Lot 2916. A fine and very rare Guan-type hexagonal vase, hu, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 18 1/2 in. (47 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,400,000 - HKD 3,500,000 (USD 308,155 - USD 449,393). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vase is of compressed hexagonal section, the body with a prominent shoulder rising to a waisted neck with slightly lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, all supported on a high flared foot, covered... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2019

A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Guangxu incised six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908)

Lot 156. A flambé-glazed vase, hu, Guangxu incised six-character mark and of the period (1875-1908); 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The vase is of archaistic fang hu form with twin tubular handles and is covered all over with a thick glaze of deep cherry red tone with purple streaks fading to a pale bluish-beige tone at the mouth, sides and handles. Note: TCompare the present vase to a similarly... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2019

A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 628. A Guan-type faceted vase (hu), Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. © Sotheby's.  the pear-shaped body of quadrangular section with canted corners, all supported on a straight foot and set with two lug handles at the neck, covered overall in a creamy pale bluish-green glaze suffused with fine taupe-colored craquelure, the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 833. A bronze ritual wine vessel, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 12in (30.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,700 - 4,500). Courtesy Bonhams. The rounded baluster-form body rising to a gently waisted neck with a flared galleried mouth, supported on a low pedestal foot ring, the sides of the body encircled by three raised bands, the shoulder set with a pair of opposing taotie masks suspending loose rings, the surfaces with polished ferrous, azurite and malachite encrustation. ... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A gilt-bronze tripod vessel (hu) and cover with a basin, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 124. A gilt-bronze tripod vessel (hu) and cover with a basin, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 5 5/8  in., 14.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the hu with a globular body supported on three short legs and rising to a tall sloping neck, the arched handle terminating in a dragon head at each end and attached by an openwork chain to the pair of loops at the shoulder of the vessel, the bell-shaped cover covering the neck of the vase and aligning flush... [Lire la suite]
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]