13 janvier 2021

A pair of sancai-glazed 'monkey' candlesticks, Song - Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1080. A pair of sancai-glazed 'monkey' candlesticks, Song - Jin dynasty (960-1234); l. 12.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold: 13,860 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020

13 janvier 2021

A sancai-glazed figure of a frog, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 1078. A sancai-glazed figure of a frog, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); l. 14.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 69,300 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. P120e12. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020
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27 décembre 2020

A large sancai-glazed figure of a Daoist Immortal, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 172. A large sancai-glazed figure of a Daoist Immortal, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 47 cm, 18½ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 EUR. Lot sold: 5,292 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. assis sur un large trône, la main droite levée, la main gauche posée sur son genou; inscription à deux caractères au dos "le sixième Seigneur". Collection Particulière Française. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 11 december 2020
07 décembre 2020

Two sancai-glazed boxes and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 343. Two sancai-glazed boxes and covers, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9.7 and 8.5 cm, 3⅞ and 3⅜ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,200 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Provenance: Maria Lam Oriental Art, Hong Kong. Sotheby's. China / 5000 years, Hong Kong, 27 November 2020 
01 décembre 2020

The Claire and Francis Heritage Lane collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong

The collector, a learned reader of historical literature from a young age, is interested in all aspects relating to early ceramics, ranging from the manufacture to the aesthetics. Comprising mainly early Chinese ceramics and artefacts from the Silk Road which serve as tangible historical testaments, the collection has been formed over the last two decades with acquisitions made globally, many of which were further researched upon and included in exhibitions thereafter. Between 2013 and 2016, over 200 pieces of early ceramics from the... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2020

A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 14. A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The horse is modelled in a spirited stance with one front leg raised, the mouth open and the ears pricked forward. Provenance: Christie's New York, 1 December 1988, lot 211. The results of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 466p43 are consistent with the dating of this lot. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 2872. A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The larger: 5. 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Each lion is seated on a waisted rectangular plinth in an alert posture, with its front legs braced below the strong muscular chest, the face detailed with a fierce expression and bulging eyes, the mouth agape with its sharp fangs exposed. The mane is finely detailed... [Lire la suite]
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10 juillet 2020

A barrel-form sancai-glazed ‘lion’ garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2832. A barrel-form sancai-glazed ‘lion’ garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19.½ in. (49.5 cm) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The stool is potted in a barrel form with recessed neck and rectangular top and base. The centre of the top is pierced with a cash medallion encircled by a square section with canted corners of stylised bats in flight. The vertical edge of each canted corner is moulded in high relief with... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2019

A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1270. A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The concave rectangular top is rouletted with wave pattern within incised borders, and is glazed in green, cream, and amber. The front panel is molded in high relief with a lion mask, and the other three panels are molded with a frieze of foliate scroll. A vent hole is on one side.. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555

Lot 1284. A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555, and of the period; 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ochre-yellow, green and blackish-brown-glazed figure of Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana atop a double-lotus base from which issue clouds that encase the bottom of the... [Lire la suite]