23 août 2017

Marchant's Rare Longquan Celadons from the 14th and Early 15th Century at Christie's New York, 14 September 2017

The current sale includes a particularly interesting group of Yuan and early Ming celadon wares from the Longquan kilns, which includes some pieces which are extremely rare. Yuan and early Ming Longquan celadons have come to prominence in recent years due to new research, the important exhibition of Ming dynasty Longquan celadon wares, Bilu – Mingdai Longquanyao qingci 碧綠—明代龍泉窯 青瓷 (Green – Longquan Celadons of the Ming), at the National Palace Museum, Taipei in 2009, and the sale of a small number of important pieces in major... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2013

A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon ring-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3010. A rare moulded 'Longquan' celadon ring-handled vase, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 27 cm., 10 5/8  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,120,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's of pear form supported on a slightly splayed foot, moulded around the body with a wide band of scrolling peonies above a border of upright chrysanthemum petals, the waisted neck encircled by a triple fillet interrupted by a pair of elephant-trunk dragon heads suspending ring handles, all below further... [Lire la suite]