03 décembre 2018

A blue and white incense burner, fangding, Qing dynasty

Lot 655. A blue and white incense burner, fangding, Qing dynasty; 19.2 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate: 100,000-150,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. the slightly tapered rectangular body supported on four tubular legs decorated with pendent leaves and ruyi-heads, rising to a constricted neck of corresponding form, the rim set with a pair of upright handles, the sides decorated with two archaistic dragon bands and flanked with vertical flanges.  Provenance: Tai... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2. A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold Lot Sold 112,500 HKD (14,385 USD). © Sotheby's. the compressed body surmounted by a pair of mythical animal heads issuing loop handles, chased in relief with a band of auspicious emblems, the base incised with Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi (made by Hu Wenming of Yunjian) within a... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

Lot 3215. An Imperial Duck Shape Incense Burner, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. L 45cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,800,000 (USD 229,714 - 357,333). Sold price HKD 2,124,000 (USD 271,063). © Poly Auction. Well cast in two sections as a recumbent goose with slender, hollow-cast neck extended forward, the bill open as if the bird is honking and for the release of vapor, with a small ruyi motif cast in relief between the eyes and with small curled feathers at the corner of the eyes and... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2018

Qingbai porcelain incense burner, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Qingbai porcelain incense burner, late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th century. Height: 4 inches, 10.3 cm, Width: 3 1⁄2  inches, 9 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai tripod incense burner of archaic bronze ding form. The body  is of compressed spherical form and extends up towards a slightly flared faceted neck that terminates in a flat, wide, foliate rim. Two rectangular handles are attached to the top of the rim. The main body of the incense burner is impressed with six spherical panels.... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century, Height: 6 3/4 inches, 17 cm, Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A dark grey pottery incense burner, the bowl shaped basin supported on three feet in the form of growling bears with their left paw raised. The conical openwork cover is modelled as a range of overlapping mountain peaks, interspersed with a number of small cavities that hold animals, including bears and a boar’s head. Each of... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2018

Incense burner, Syria or Palestine, 8th century

Incense burner, cast and engraved bronze, later chain, Syria or Palestine, 8th century, H: 11; Diam: c. 10 cm, Inv. no. 7/1994. © The David Collection. In the first centuries after the hijra, the Muslims conquered extensive territories inhabited by Jews and Christians. They were largely allowed to live in peace and to keep and practice their religions as long as they paid poll taxes to the Muslim authorities. The Christian incense burner – with quite primitive depictions in relief of the Annunciation, Christ’s birth and... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2018

An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century

  Lot 996. An Ayyubid silver-inlaid brass domed cylindrical incense burner, Syria, second half 13th century; 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 432,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  On tripod hoof feet, the body with a band of nimbate saints in an arcade, the cover with continuous knot roundels and panels, baluster knop, plain quatrefoil for fixing of original handle. Provenance: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.Acquired... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Incense burner, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Incense burner, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware, 16.6 x 22 cm (6 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.). Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis, 23.236 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
08 janvier 2018

Incense burner with decoration of the Eight Immortals venerating the god of longevity, Ming dynasty, Longqing period, dated 1571

Incense burner with decoration of the Eight Immortals venerating the god of longevity, Ming dynasty, Longqing period, dated 1571. Jingdezhen ware; porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Overall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 20 cm (7 7/8 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Morrill, 1979.783 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
20 décembre 2017

Two iron-rust glazed incense burners, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 983. Two iron-rust glazed incense burners, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 5 3/8 and 5in (3.7 and 2.7cm) wide across handles. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 3,500 (€2,954) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2017 Each of carefully potted bombé form, simulating Ming dynasty bronze censers, the first standing on a flared foot, its waisted neck and swelling sides supporting two arched openwork handles, all surfaces, except the recessed base and the floor of the interior well, applied with a... [Lire la suite]