06 mars 2019

A pair of carved Longquan celadon vases and covers, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1622. A pair of carved Longquan celadon vases and covers, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each vase has a high-shouldered, tapering body carved with a wide band of leafy flower scroll between a band of narrow, upright chrysanthemum petals below and a band of peonies on the shoulder, and each cover has a lotus bud-form knob above stepped petal bands and a diaper band at the rim, all under a glaze of olive-green color that also... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2018

A Wucai Transitional vase with cover, 17th Century, Shunzhi (1644-1661)

Lot 589. A Transitional Wucai vase and cover, 17th Century, Shunzhi (1644-1661). Height with lid 36.2 cm. Estimate 3 368 € / 4 331 €. © Bukowskis This vase is of ovoid form and brightly decorated in red, green, yellow and blue with quatrefoil panels reserved against a trefoil ground - of iron-red – each containing a fish swimming amongst aquatic weeds and flowers. The short neck is decorated with stylised waves interspersed with Daoist symbols. The cover is matched.  Vente... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2018

Three famille verte and powder blue porcelain vases and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

 Lot 65. Three famille verte and powder blue porcelain vases and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H. : 46 et 45,3 cm (18 and 17 ¾ in.). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Lot sold 12,350 EUR. Courtesy Artcurial. De forme balustre, décorées de grands cartouches lobés de scènes animées de personnages ou de paysages dans les émaux de la famille verte sur fond bleu poudré rehaussé d'un décor floral doré postérieur, l'épaulement et le couvercle à décor de cartouches de fleurs ; décor or... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2018

A rare blue and white vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 317. A rare blue and white vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); height 57 cm. Estimate CHF 1 800 / 2 500 (€ 1 500 / 2 080). Sold for CHF 2 750. Courtesy Koller. Painted with miniature landscapes. One fine hairline, cover slightly restored. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM 
14 mai 2018

A yellow-glazed vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 127. A yellow-glazed vase and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,755 - USD 10,808). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  The vase is potted with a broad shoulder and slightly flaring neck. The domed cover is surmounted by a conical finial. It is covered all over with an unctuous deep yellow glaze, wood stand. Provenance: Private Dutch Collection, acquired prior to 1976, and then by descent within the family. ... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

A well-carved white jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 242. A well-carved white jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Est. 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 80,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of slender baluster shape rising from a tall, slightly everted foot decorated with four flanges, the body finely carved in low-relief with large pendent lappets each enclosing a stylized taotie mask, the shoulder and neck decorated with a band of taotie masks between S-shaped curls and set... [Lire la suite]
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28 décembre 2017

A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 260. A fine and large pale celadon jade vase and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); height 11 in., 27.9 cm. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 926,500 USD to an Asian Private. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the body of slightly tapered form rising from a low splayed foot, the sides finely carved in low-relief with a central hibiscus flower within intricately formed leafy panels below a pair of shuang xi('double happiness')... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2017

A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

Photo courtesy Bonhams. A LIFETIME APPRECIATING CHINESE ART During my early childhood in Taiwan, at every Chinese New Year festival I can remember my pretty elder sister would hold my hand and take me and our two brothers to visit my maternal grandparents at their home. As soon as we entered the main room I could see the large three-legged pale-green-glazed tripod dish containing a flower arrangement of pure and elegant narcissus flowers. My grandfather told me that this was a late Ming ‘Longquan celadon’ narcissus dish. At... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2017

A carved Qingbai vase and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 1166. A carved Qingbai vase and cover, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The slender body of the vase is carved with overlapping lotus lappets surmounted by a short neck with four lug handles and is covered in a semi-translucent glaze of pale bluish-green tone pooling in the recessed areas, and stopping irregularly at the recessed foot. The floriform cover is topped with a curly stem-form finial and... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2017

A rare large painted pottery vase and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1101. A rare large painted pottery vase and cover, fanghu, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), 23 7/8 in. (60.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The faceted pear-shaped body and tall tapering foot are decorated in red, white and blue pigments with sweeping cloud motifs interrupted by a pair of large taotie-mask handles highlighted in yellow on two sides. The neck is painted with a narrow band of cloud motifs below a band of pendent... [Lire la suite]