17 août 2018

A rare and very fine tianbai-glazed small globular jar, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 298. A rare and very fine tianbai-glazed small globular jar, Yongle period (1403-1425); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 204,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The globular body raised on a shallow foot flaring slightly towards the flat, unglazed base and applied on the shoulder with a pair of small loop handles, covered with a fine 'sweet-white' glaze that continues over the rim of the flared neck to cover the interior. Note: This is a very rare example of... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2018

A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3822. A fine and very rare early Ming tianbai-glazed stembowl, Yongle period (1403-1424); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The bowl is finely potted with deep rounded sides flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly splayed hollow stem base, covered overall with an even milky-white transparent glaze, box. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 607. Note: The soft, unctuous,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

A rare early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3823. A rare early Ming tianbai-glazed monk's cap ewer, sengmaohu, Yongle period (1403-1424); 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 The globular body tapering towards the splayed foot, with a pronounced ridge at the base of the slightly flared neck and the elongated, curved spout which projects from the galleried rim of 'monk's cap' outline, the peak of the rim rising above a small lug on the... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2018

An extremely rare and very large early Ming tianbai-glazed charger, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 3819. An extremely rare and very large early Ming tianbai-glazed charger, Yongle period (1403-1425); 16 in. (40.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price Realized HKD 1,220,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Sturdily potted with rounded sides, supported on a wedge-shaped foot ring, covered in an even unctuous transparent glaze, box. Note: Among sherds excavated from the Yongle stratum, the most abundant are white glazed wares, particularly those decorated... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 109. A small incised tianbai-glazed barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. finely potted, the center deftly incised with a fruiting branch of grape vine framed within a medallion of eight rounded lobes, the cavetto divided into eight barbed lobes, each incised with alternating fruiting and flowering floral sprigs, including peony, pomegranates, peach, lotus and chrysanthemum, the barbed everted rim with... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2017

A fine and very rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated 'Pomegranate' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425) 

Lot 3211. A fine and very rare tianbai-glazed anhua-decorated 'Pomegranate' bottle vase, yuhuchunping, Yongle period (1403-1425), 12 5/8 in. (32.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 12,000,000. Price realised HKD 27,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The vase is finely potted with a pear-shaped body gently tapering to an everted rim and supported on a slightly flaring foot. It is delicately incised to the body with flowering and fruiting pomegranate branches above a register... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

An exceptionally anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 3. An exceptionally anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed meiping, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimate 2,300,000 — 2,800,000 USD. Lot sold 3,132,500. Photo: Sotheby's evenly potted of generous proportions with the full rounded shoulders rising at a gently flared angle from the base and sweeping to a short waisted neck, finely incised around the body with a broad frieze of leafy peony scrolls bearing four large, full blossoms, with smaller subsidiary buds, framed below by... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2017

A rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 2. A rare anhua-decorated tianbai-glazed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 275,000. Photo: Sotheby's thinly potted, the gently rounded sides rising to a very slightly lipped rim, decorated around the well in anhua technique with a pair of scaly dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', amidst cloud scrolls, the center with three radiating cloud scrolls, applied overall with a 'sweet white' (tianbai) glaze of warm milky... [Lire la suite]