07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 1630. A rare blue and white moon flask, bianhu, Ming dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The flattened spherical body is raised on a quatrefoil foot and is decorated on each side with a central recess enclosing a flower head surrounded by two pairs of lions playing amidst flames, babao and the ribbons trailing from two further flower heads, all within a line border and an outer field of peony scroll. The... [Lire la suite]

06 octobre 2018

A Carved Wooden Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3323. A Carved Wooden Moon Flask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 35.7cm H 40cm with stand. Estimate HKD 600,000 - 800,000 (USD 76,576 - 102,101). Lot sold HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,958). © Poly Auction. This large moon flask resembles the texture of agarwood and its overall surface is carved with naturalistic swirls and gnarled indentations. The slender branch like handles joins the garlic mouth to the sloping shoulders, supported on a short splayed foot. The base is... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2018

A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 157. A superb and rare finely carved celadon-glazed moon flask, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,500,000 USD. Lot sold 2,045,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's well potted with gently rounded sides, the flattened circular body rising from an unglazed footrim to a cylindrical neck flanked by a pair of scrolling ruyihandles, finely carved on each side with five luxuriant lotus blooms amid scrolling feathery leaves, the neck... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2018

A Buncheong moon flask, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century)

Lot 133. A Buncheong moon flask, Joseon Dynasty, (15th-16th century); 9.¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. With flattened body rising from a ring foot, decorated with white slip and incised on one side with a roundel of an overturned fish swimming in stylized waves and on the opposite side with a panel of abstract design and applied with a thin and glossy clear glaze. Provenance: Yamamoto Hatsujiro (1887-1951), Osaka, acquired in... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2017

A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century

Lot 228. A 'soft-paste' relief-decorated moon flask, 18th century. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,933 - USD 6,555). Price realised GBP 6,875 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The vase is incised to either side with a sinuous dragon amongst ruyi-form clouds. It is covered in a creamy-white glaze suffused with a dense network of crackles. There is an apocryphal Song dynasty mark to the base. Provenance: Property of a Nordic Gentleman.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 4. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white moon flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimation 2,200,000 — 3,000,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the full-bodied swelling flask with a flattened globular body of elongated section, surmounted by a slender cylindrical neck flanked by two scroll handles and resting on a slightly concave flat base, exquisitely painted on either side of the body with masterful arrangements of blossoming... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2017

Moon Flask (Bianhu) with Lotus Scroll, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–1795)

Moon Flask (Bianhu) with Lotus Scroll and Central Floret,Ruyi Mushrooms (base) and Plantain Leaves, . Porcelain painted in underglaze blue. 49.1 x 36.5 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nickerson, 1900.1353. The Art Institute of Chicago ©2015 The Art Institute of Chicago
15 octobre 2016

A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 160. A Ming-style blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 25,911 - USD 38,867). Price Realised HKD 350,000 (USD 45,331). Photo Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The vase is painted on both sides with a complex geometric pattern infilled with floral scroll, lattice and wave motifs, tessellating around a central six-pointed star to form a large meander, each of the compressed sides of the vase with a raised boss on the mid-body decorated... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2016

A turquoise glazed moon flask, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 9377. A turquoise glazed moon flask, Late Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€900 - 1,400). Photo Bonhams. Molded with a cupped rim of rounded rectangular form and flowering branch handles that curve downward onto the shoulders of the compressed ovoid body raised on an oval sectioned foot, the concave surface of the recessed base and the foot pad left unglazed (handles repaired and retouched). 11 1/2in (29.2cm) high Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE ARTS, 2016-06-29 10:00 PDT - SAN... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2016

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

An unusual copper-red and blue and white moon flask, Qianlong period (1736-1795) © Christie's Image 2003 Decorated on each side with a formalized flower spray within a ruyi-head border, surrounded by composite foliate scroll below pierced dragon handles and pendent beaded chains on the neck, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' and the copper red shading from crushed strawberry to brownish red; together with a copper-red and blue and white wall vase, 19th century, decorated with foliate... [Lire la suite]