24 août 2019

To 'jun" ceramics, Jin dynasty (1115-1234) sold at Sotheby's New York, 18 March 2008

Lot 81. A 'jun' ovoid jar, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 4 in., 10.2 cm; widest 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate USD 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold USD 12,500. © Sotheby's.  the globular body tapering down to a slightly flared foot, with a short upright neck supporting the generously wide mouth rim, an unctuous glaze of sky-blue tone applied to the interior and exterior, stopping evenly mid-foot and thinning on the rim to reveal the mushroom-colored body, the fine ware, revealed at the foot rim,... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2019

A rare large gold-splashed bronze ovoid jar, 17th-18th century 

Lot 1319. A rare large gold-splashed bronze ovoid jar, 17th-18th century; 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With six whorl roundels on the shoulder below the waisted neck, the exterior and base liberally splashed with gold in contrast to the golden olive patina, the base cast with a Xuande four-character mark within a rectangle, wood stand. Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1992, lot 140. Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

Three bronze vessels, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam at Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Small Ovoid Jar with Short Neck and Wide Mouth and with Decoration of Bowstring Lines, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam. Turned bronze with incised decor. H. 14.2 x Diam. 19.1 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/2 in.). Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of Walter C. Sedgwick and partial purchase through the Louis Sidney Thierry Memorial Fund, 2006.169.9 © President and Fellows of Harvard College Stemcup with Knobbed Stem and Flaring Mouth, Cham kingdom, 9th-10th century, Vietnam. Turned bronze.H. 18.7 x... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2019

A large blue and white ovoid jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 949. A large blue and white ovoid jar, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014   The jar is decorated in rich tones of underglaze blue with a dense allover design of lotus scroll below a double band of overlapping petal tips on the short neck, box. Note: The decoration on the present jar appears to be an adaptation of a Ming-dynasty... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2019

A famille verte ovoid jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1717. A famille verte ovoid jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 7½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Painted on the exterior with two meandering scrolls bearing leaves and large stylized blossoms, each with different centers and different color combinations, all between aruyi-cloud and wan-fret band incorporating dragon-filled reserves at the shoulder and a lappet band encircling the foot, wood cover.  Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 457. A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  each brightly enamelled around the exterior with a ram and a hound divided by a bird in flight, all within a rocky landscape, the shoulder with cusped panels enclosing birds and animals reserved on a trellis-diaper band, later pierced wood covers. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris (according to label on one).Paul Bridgeman (according... [Lire la suite]

19 décembre 2018

A blue and white ovoid jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A blue and white ovoid jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Lot Sold: £17,500. © Sotheby's the rounded sides of the jar rising to a short unglazed neck, painted on one side with a lotus waterscape cartouche detailed with large blooms and lotus pads, the opposite side with a scene of two scholars conversing within a 'Master of the Rocks' style mountainscape, the cover decorated with flying insects encircling blooming peonies... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2018

A famille rose ovoid jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 1388. A famille rose ovoid jar, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795); 6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018   The ovoid jar is decorated with a phoenix painted in bright shades of pink, yellow, green, and iron-red, standing on a tall, jagged rock, amidst blossoming peonies, chrysanthemum and white magnolia, with birds perched on the branches and in flight, and with Mandarin ducks below. Note: The lush imagery depicted on the present screen... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A blue and white ovoid jar, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 311. A blue and white ovoid jar, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  Painted with a fanciful scene of horses and various animals and mythical beasts in a landscape, three shown in a pond, all below three cloud cartouches, two enclosing a five-clawed scaly dragon, the third a water buffalo seen from behind, with a narrow band of conjoined... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2018

A celadon-glazed ovoid jar, yueya er guan, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 615. A celadon-glazed ovoid jar, yueya er guan, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 25,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tapering body is carved on two sides with a pair of flat crescent-shaped handles, and is covered overall with a glaze of pale blue-green color. Provenance: Christie's Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 362.The Studio of the Clear Garden. ... [Lire la suite]