01 septembre 2015

A mirror-black-glazed vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A mirror-black-glazed vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a slender, high-shouldered, tapering body that flares at the foot, and a trumpet-shaped neck. The exterior is covered with a lustrous black glaze in contrast to the white interior. 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 17 - 18 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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11 août 2015

Vase, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (1025-1050)

Vase, Cizhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (1025-1050). Stoneware with cream-coloured slip, incised and punched. Height: 38.0 cm, Diameter: 16.0 cm. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee. C.31-1935 © V&A Images. his slender jar is an example of Cizhou ware, a term embracing a range of high-fired stoneware made in several regions of northern China. The distinguishing feature is the white or cream-coloured... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2015

Vase, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, China, Northern Song dynasty (1000-1127)

Vase, carved and glazed stoneware, Yaozhou ware, Shaanxi, China, Northern Song dynasty (1000-1127). Height: 24.0 cm, Diameter: 12.0 cm. Museum no. C.810-1936? Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee [September 2009] © V&A Images This vase was made in Yaozhou, north of the divide separating northern and southern China. It has a grey stoneware body, covered with an olive-green glaze. Modern scholars in the West... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2015

Chinese Glass from The Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. Collection at Christie's, 12 May 2015

A four-colour overlay glass tripod censer and cover, 18th century. Estimate £6,000 – £10,000 ($8,900-15,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The censer is carved through the red, pale green and blue overlay with four sinuous chilong amongst scattered clouds and bats on an opaque greyish-white ground, the cover similarly decorated. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high, wood stand Provenance: Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. collection. A ruby-red overlay snowflake... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

A red-overlay white glass vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795)

A red-overlay white glass vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$80,000 - HK$150,000 ($10,369 - $19,442). Price Realized HK$275,000 ($35,643). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The pear shaped body is decorated with reddish-pink overlay very thinly and finely carved to the opaque white ground with butterflies and flowers. 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) high  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

A large blue and white 'Double-fish and Chime' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

A large blue and white 'Double-fish and Chime' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate HK$60,000 - HK$80,000 ($7,777 - $10,369). Price Realized HK$112,500 ($14,581). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The baluster body is painted on each side with a twin-fish suspending a chime on a dense ground of Indian lotus scroll, the trumpet neck with two lotus blooms each enclosing a Shou medallion, separated by a pair of underglaze-blue handles in the form of kui phoenix. The base is unglazed. 29 3/4 in. (74.6 cm.)... [Lire la suite]


16 avril 2015

A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618)

A large amber-glazed vase, Sui dynasty (581–618).  Estimate 67,825 - 94,955 EUR. Photo courtesy Sotheby's the globular body rising from a tall spreading foot to stepped shoulders, surmounted by a trumpet neck flaring at the rim, the exterior applied with bands of moulded animal masks suspending mock rings and seated spirits, interspersed between stylized palmettes and single lotus lappets, all above a band of lappets, the neck encircled by raised fillets between two bands of lotus lappets, the foot... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2015

A rouge-enamelled vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850)

A rouge-enamelled vase, yuhuchunping, Daoguang six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,805 - $103,688). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,006). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is covered on the exterior with an even rouge enamel, the interior and base are covered with a transparent glaze. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high  Provenance: Sold at Sotheby's Olympia, 16 November 2011, lot 279 Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

A Northern celadon vase, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

A Northern celadon vase, China, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127). Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $8,125. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Heavily potted with tapered body and cylindrical neck encircled by a triple-groove band below the reel-shaped mouth, all under a greyish-green glaze; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high, box Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987. Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2015

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare 'Langyao' red-glazed vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD (79,760 - 102,549 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the baluster body elegantly rising from a spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and flared rim, the base of the neck collared with a protruding rib, the exterior covered in a lustrous rich red glaze of crushed raspberry tone, the glaze evenly suffused with a network of fine crackle throughout, the interior and recessed base covered with a crackled glaze with a... [Lire la suite]