10 février 2019

A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 702. A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty,3rd-2nd century BC; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar and cover have a burnished black exterior. The body of the jar is encircled by three double-grooved bands -- one mid-body, the other two forming the borders of a wide matte band decorated with burnished vertical zigzags on the... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2019

A large pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 374. A large pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high, each. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Decorated with rows of shaped panels enclosing vignettes and blossoming branches. Property from Antoine Lebel. Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring the Hodroff Collection, Part IV, New York, 17 January 2019
24 décembre 2018

A white-glazed jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1336. A white-glazed jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height: 4 1/2 inches. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's the globular body rising from a tapered foot to a short neck, the cover with a waisted hemispherical knop, covered overall save for the base with a translucent ivory-tinged glaze pooling in characteristic tear-drops down the exterior (2). Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 12th June 1984, lot 209.  Property from the Collection of Joan Oestreich Kend. ... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2018

A famille verte jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 600. A famille verte jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th Century. Height including cover 24 cm. Estimate 2 309 € / 2 694 €. Lot sold 2 331 €.© Bukowskis This oviform jar with its flat straight-sided cover is decorated with flowering peonies, magnolia and wild crab apple trees, all growing from strangely shaped Taihu-rocks. The rocks are outlined by wide dark rims emphasised by strokes encircling light-washed areas. The cover is again decorated in the same fashion as the body – with flowering peonies, magnolia... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2018

A Wucai Transitional jar and cover, 17th Century

Lot 588. A Wucai Transitional jar and cover, 17th Century. Height with cover 40 cm. Estimate 3 849 € / 4 812 €. © Bukowskis This baluster shape, heavily decorated, in a combination of vivid under glaze cobalt blue and over glaze enamels of green, iron-red, yellow and aubergine - with a design that covers the whole of the globular body. The short straight neck – with a rounded lip – is painted in a frieze of alternating plantain leaves in enamels of blue, red and green. The jar has a flat unglazed base. The... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2018

A rare pair of Longquan celadon jars and covers, Song – Ming dynasty

Lot 611. A rare pair of Longquan celadon jars and covers, Song – Ming dynasty; 8.5 cm, 3 3/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 212,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. each modelled in the form of a drum, the rounded body applied with a pair of mock handles, decorated with bands of raised bosses above the foot and around the cover rim, covered overall save for the interior and base in an olive-green glaze. Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd., Hong Kong, 1990s. ... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2018

A black-glazed 'Oil spot' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 379. A black-glazed 'Oil spot' jar and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000-30,000  HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD (25,285 EUR). © Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to an angled shoulder and short neck, covered overall save for the base and rims in a black glaze suffused with iridescent 'oil spots', the glaze stopping neatly above the foot. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, HongKong, 28 november 2018, 10:15 AM
27 septembre 2018

A famille-rose Fahua-type jar and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 112. A famille-rose Fahua-type jar and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); overall h. 40.7 cm, 16 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD (10,192 - 12,740 USD). Lot Sold 1,000,000 HKD (127,560 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  robustly potted with an ovoid body rising to a wide short neck, the exterior exuberantly decorated with applied gilt outlines and brightly enamelled against a deep blue ground, depicting pairs of mandarin ducks swimming amidst a lotus pond... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15h century

Lot 1325. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15h century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The heavily potted jar is carved with four quatrefoil panels enclosing the characters jinyu mantang (may you have a prosperous household) separated by a panel of a fruiting lychee branch and a panel of a fruiting peach branch, all above a band of narrow petals below. The cover is... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2018

A rare and unusual blackish-brown-glazed jar and cover, Jin dynasty, late 12th-13th century

Lot 1309. A rare and unusual blackish-brown-glazed jar and cover, Jin dynasty, late 12th-13th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The sides of the deep jar are carved in imitation of basketwork below a band of florets applied below the rim, and the cover is similarly carved below the flower head handle. Both are covered with a blackish-brown glaze that thins to russet on the raised areas and is repeated on the... [Lire la suite]