24 septembre 2021

A superb and rare Guan-type ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 56. A superb and rare Guan-type ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 5½ in., 14 cm. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 252,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the tapered foot gently swelling into an olive-shaped body narrowing only slightly in the upward sweep of the neck, entirely covered in an unctuous pale blue glaze suffused with a network of craquelure, the foot dressed in a dark brown wash, the slightly recessed base with a six-character seal... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2021

A Cizhou sgraffiato ovoid vase, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

  Lot 708. A Cizhou sgraffiato ovoid vase, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 11 ¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's 2021 The vase is boldly carved through the brown glaze to the buff body with two bands of leafy scroll between two further bands carved with leaves, all below a narrow, stepped neck.  Note: A similar carved Cizhou vase, formerly in the collection of George Crofts, is illustrated in Royal Ontario Museum, The T. T.... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2020

A fine blue and white ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3137. A fine blue and white ovoid vase, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 25 cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,900,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the ovoid body divided into four horizontal registers by three double fillets, the two central bands painted with composite and lotus foliate scroll interrupted by a pair of moulded dragon mask and ring handles, above a band of crashing waves around the base above a raised foot encircled with petal... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2020

A rare famille rose ovoid vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3068. A rare famille-rose ovoid vase, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 22.8 cm., 9 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of ovoid form rising to a waisted neck, finely painted to the exterior with an elegant lady seated in a thoughtful and relaxed manner on a day bed attended by two young boys, a lingzhi growing from a pot on a stand to one side and two bats in flight above, the base inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2020

A fine and rare Ming-style blue and white ovoid vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1904. A fine and rare Ming-style blue and white ovoid vase, Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795); 9 5/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The ovoid body raised on a spreading foot encircled by a band of petal lappets, and moulded with double bow-string borders enclosing bands of composite foliate and lotus scroll interrupted by a pair of moulded dragon mask and ring handles... [Lire la suite]
02 janvier 2020

A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 1486. A pair of early celadon carved ovoid vases, Southern Song dynasty, 12th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  Of Lishui type, each tapering ovoid body is freely carved with a band of peony scroll bearing four blossoms set between petal bands below and on the shoulder below the cylindrical neck that rises to an out-turned rim. The vase is covered inside and out with a crackled, transparent olive-green... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2019

A rare large Qingbai ovoid vase, meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1273. A rare large Qingbai ovoid vase, meiping, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The high-shouldered, tapering, body is carved with six vertical panels of simplified floral scroll rising to a bow-string border on the rounded shoulder below the slightly waisted neck and out-curved mouth rim. The vase is covered with a transparent glaze of pale greyish- aquamarine... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A carved Longquan celadon ovoid vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 36. A carved Longquan celadon ovoid vase, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 133⁄4 in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised: USD 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The body is carved with scrolling chrysanthemum branches between a band of upright lappets above the foot and a band of stylized flowers and leaves at the shoulder, covered overall in a glaze of sea-green color. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Warren E. Cox & Associates Inc.,... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2019

A molded white-glazed ovoid vase, 18th century

Lot 751. A molded white-glazed ovoid vase, 18th century; 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The body is molded with a composite flower scroll between further floral and decorative bands at the neck and upright lotus petals above the foot, all below an out-turned chrysanthemum-form mouth, and is covered overall with an even white glaze with faint blue tinge. Provenance: Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2019

A russet-decorated ovoid vase, meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 545. A russet-decorated ovoid vase, meiping, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The tapering ovoid body covered with a lustrous black glaze and painted in reddish-brown with two phoenixes amongst flower sprays, all below the short, double-ringed neck, box. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.  Note: Vessels of this type, with these distinctive small,... [Lire la suite]