16 octobre 2021

Culturally significant objects far exceed estimates in Freeman's Asian Arts sale

PHILLADELPHIA, PA.- Ben Farina, Head of Asian Arts at Freeman’s expressed delight about his curated Asian Arts auction held on 14 October. Farina commented “We had a number of wonderful pieces from various regional collections, and we’ve greatly enjoyed working with the consignors to bring this material to auction.”The 256-lot sale witnessed competitive bidding between international buyers which pushed sale prices far higher than their pre-sale estimates. On the heels of remarkable sales earlier in the year—including... [Lire la suite]

04 août 2021

A large aubergine-glazed hu-form vase with mask-form mock-handles, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 114. A large aubergine-glazed hu-form vase with mask-form mock-handles, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Height 14⅞ in., 37.8 cm. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold: 11,340 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Property from the William Boyce Thompson Collection. Provenance: Collection of Rufus E. Moore (1840-1918).American Art Association, New York, 30th January 1919, lot 1051.Collection of William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2020

A Guan-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 852. A Guan-type hu-form vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Well-potted with pear-shaped body tapering to a broad cylindrical neck, flanked by a pair of animal-head handles, covered overall with a greyish-blue glaze suffused with a clear crackle, the foot rim covered with a brown dressing. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2020

A miniature Guan-type hu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 2184. A miniature Guan-type hu-form vase, 18th century; 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Made in imitation of Song dynasty Guan ware, the elegant vase has a faceted body with a pair of lug handles. The vase is covered overall with a glaze of pale bluish-grey color with fine dark grey crackle, wood stand, cloth box.. Note: A similar miniature, Guan-type hu-form vessel (8.8 cm.... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2020

An unusual miniature white-glazed hu-form vase, Qianlong four-character incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1760. An unusual miniature white-glazed hu-form vase, Qianlong four-character incised seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The pear-shaped vase incised with a design of a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl admidst clouds, above a wave band that encircles the base, raised on a straight foot ring, wood stand. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2020

An aubergine-glazed hu-form vase, 17th century

Lot 1756. An aubergine-glazed hu-form vase, 17th century; 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The body tapering from the sloping shoulder applied with a pair of deer-head handles, the exterior covered with a glaze of deep aubergine tone that continues over the mouth rim and pools thickly at the foot, the flat unglazed base burnt orange in the firing. Provenance: Mrs. Richard K. Sun Collection,... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2019

A large underglaze red decorated hu-form vase, Late Qing-Republic period

Lot 40. A large underglaze red decorated hu-form vase, Late Qing-Republic period; 21 1/4in (54cm) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Sold for US$ 7,500. © Bonhams. Powerfully drawn with four five-clawed dragons contending in a turbulent sea, the dynamic scene set off by raised elephant handles. Provenance: A Private Oregon Collection by Descent from China.  Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, Los Angeles, 17 December 2019 
29 septembre 2019

An iron rust-glazed hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 642. An iron rust-glazed hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Height 6 3/8  in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of archaistic hu form, the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a short foot to a quadrilobed mouth, flanked by two lug handles, covered evenly in a rich, silvery reddish-brown glaze, the base recessed and similarly glazed save for the foot ring. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Collection, New... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

An unusual lavender-blue-glazed hu-form vase, 18th century

Lot 649. An unusual lavender-blue-glazed hu-form vase, 18th century; 11¼ in. (28.7 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - USD 18,000 USD. Price realised 18,750 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Raised on a splayed foot encirlced by a bow-string band, the shoulder with similar band below fixed rings suspended from loop handles, beneath a further bow-string band circumscribing the gently flared neck, covered overall and on the deeply recessed base with a pale lavender-blue glaze of even tone. ... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare massive Guan-type hu-form vase, 17th-18th century

Lot 1412. A rare massive Guan-type hu-form vase, 17th-18th century; 18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Based on Song dynasty prototypes, the faceted body of rounded rectangular section raised on a molded pedestal foot pierced with a rectangular aperture on each of the narrow sides, with a double bow-string band encircling the upper body and interrupted by the pair of tubular handles, covered overall with a pale grey-blue glaze suffused with dark... [Lire la suite]
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