21 avril 2017

A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795)

Lot 165. A soft-paste blue and white vase, meiping, Yongzheng-Qianlong period (1723-1795), 29cm (11 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,800 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. The body rising from a slightly splayed foot to broad shoulders, deftly painted in bright cobalt blue with alternating flowering and fruiting branches of pomegranate, lychee and persimmon, the creamy-white body with overall craquelure. Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent Note: Compare with a related soft paste... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2017

A rare 'Junyao' purple-splashed blue-glazed vase, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366)

Lot 1103. A rare 'Junyao' purple-splashed blue-glazed vase, Jin–Yuan dynasty (1115-1366), 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD (242,758 - 364,137 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. skilfully modelled with a slender pear-shaped body sweeping up to a gently flaring neck and lipped mouth-rim, the neck flanked by a pair of scroll handles extending to the shoulder and subtly encircled by two raised fillets, all supported on a separately potted but integrally glazed... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2017

A rare vase, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Reign, ca. 1640 (Transition period)

Lot 77. A rare vase, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Reign, ca. 1640 (Transition period). Estimation : 15 000 € / 20 000 €. Courtesy Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisboa Chinese porcelain. Intense blue under glaze decoration. Ovoid body decorated with floral motifs and the straps depicting oriental landscapes intercalated by frieze with two faces with necklaces flanked by scrolls. Handle with flowers and scrolls (rim with small chips and handle with small loss to the glazing). Height: 20 cm It is believed... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2017

An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century)

Lot 41. An Arita Vase, Edo period (late 17th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze blue with three shaped panels enclosing chrysanthemums, peonies and dianthus issuing from rockwork, divided by stylised lotus and scrolling foliage, the shoulder and neck with bands of various patterns and lappets - 33cm. high Note: For similar examples, see John Ayers et al., Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750, exh. cat., The British Museum, (London,... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2016

A Jizhou 'tortoise shell'-glazed vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3123. A Jizhou 'tortoise shell'-glazed vase, meiping, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000 (USD 23,319 - USD 33,684). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The vase is applied to the exterior and base with a chocolate-brown glaze suffused with buff and moss-green markings reminiscent of tortoise shell, the interior and foot ring left unglazed. 7 5/8 in. (19.6 cm.) high, box Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong... [Lire la suite]
27 octobre 2016

Vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Vase, 18th century, Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Rose quartz. H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902, 02.18.856. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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08 octobre 2016

'Korean Ceramics: From Archaeology to Art History' at Princeton University Art Museum

Maebyong vessel (detail), 12th–13th century, Korean, Goryeo dynasty, 918–1392. Stoneware with inlaid decoration of crane and clouds under celadon glaze; h. 36.0 cm., diam. 21.0 cm. (14 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.). Museum purchase, Trumbull-Prime Fund (y1929-406) © 2016 The Trustees of Princeton University PRINCETON, NJ.- The ceramics in this installation not only highlight the technological and artistic developments that occurred over two millennia on the Korean Peninsula but also demonstrate the complex... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2016

A Chinese 'Henan' black glazed russet splashed vase, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Lot 419. A Chinese 'Henan' black glazed russet splashed vase, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Freemans. the pear-shaped body rising from a flared foot to a slender neck and everted rim, the exterior covered with a black glaze and painted with rust-brown splash. H: 12 in., 30.5 cm Provenance: Property from the S. Jung collection, Wilmington, Delaware Acquired from Dragon House Antiques, San Francisco Note: For a similar vase, see Sotheby's sale in their New York rooms on... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2016

A Chinese 'Henan' iron painted black glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Lot 417. A Chinese 'Henan' iron painted black glazed vase, Jin dynasty (1115–1234). Estimate $2,000-3,000. Photo Freemans. of globular form with broad swelling shoulders and a short neck, covered overall in a black glaze,the exterior painted with russet floral sprays. H: 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm  Provenance: Property from the S. Jung collection, Wilmington, Delaware Acquired from Dragon House Antiques, San Francisco Freeman's. Asian Arts, Sat, Sep 10 2016 10:00 AM
10 septembre 2016

A large Chinese 'Cizhou' black glazed 'sgraffiato' vase, Xi Xia-Jin dynasty

Lot 413. A large Chinese 'Cizhou' black glazed 'sgraffiato' vase, Xi Xia-Jin dynasty. Estimate $4,000-6,000. Photo Freemans. the gently tapering body with rounded shoulders and a narrow waisted neck, the exterior painted with flowers and leaves on black ground, covered overall with a black glaze. H: 14 1/2 in., 37 cm     Provenance: Property from the S. Jung collection, Wilmington, Delaware Acquired from Dragon House Antiques, San Francisco.  Freeman's. Asian... [Lire la suite]