16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC

Lot 16. An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, zun, Late Shang dynasty, 12th-11th century BC; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 36,050 GBP. © Sotheby's the rounded body rising from a high spreading foot to an angled shoulder and broad flaring mouth, the shoulders cast in high relief with three bovine masks set against a stylised bird band, all above three large taotie masks with boss 'eyes' divided by vertical flanges, the foot and neck... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty

Lot 13. An archaic bronze ritual tripod wine vessel, zun, Western Zhou dynasty; 26.2cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 28,750 GBP. © Sotheby's the central bulb cast in low relief with two large taotie masks each with ram horns, bulging eyes and curling jaws revealing a pair of teeth reserved on a leiwen ground, the wide flaring trumpet neck and tall spreading foot each decorated with raised lines, the interior with a seven character... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2019

A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC

Lot 3128. A rare bronze wine vessel, zun, Late Shang-Early Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BC; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010. The body, rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with a raised central bulb within vertical twin-line borders to and a wider central raised band, the interior of foot rim with a seven-character inscription, the patina of grey and olive-green tone with some blue-green encrustation, wood... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century

Lot 1039. An archaistic gold and silver-inlaid bronze 'Double-ram' vessel, zun, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 14th-17th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 329,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The vessel is heavily cast in the shape of two addorsed rams sharing the same hollow body that is raised on four legs and from which rises an oblong neck decorated in gold and silver inlay on each side with a taotie mask below a band of diagonal... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2019

A bronze cylindrical tripod vessel and cover, zun, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1010. A bronze cylindrical tripod vessel and cover, zun, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The wide round body is raised on three stylized animal-form feet and is flanked by animal-mask and ring handles. The slightly domed cover has three bird-form finials, and is decorated in the center with a calyx centered by a small ring handle. The bronze has a milky greyish-green patina. ... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2019

A rare imperial ceremonial blue-glazed jar, zun, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 992. A rare imperial ceremonial blue-glazed jar, zun, Qianlong six-character seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high.Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The finely potted jar has a tapered body and rounded shoulder set with a pair of animal head handles, and is covered inside and out in a rich blue glaze that also covers the base and thins somewhat on the mouth rim. The seal mark is in relief and appears to be written in slip... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2019

A large and rare Imperial famille rose lime-ground 'hundred boys' vase, Zun, Jiaqing Iron-red seal mark and of the period

Lot 130. A large and rare Imperial famille rose lime-ground 'hundred boys' vase, Zun, Jiaqing Iron-red seal mark and of the period(1796-1820); 51cm (20in) high. Estimate £40,000 - 60,000. Sold for £ 50,062 (€ 57,152). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The vase of baluster form supported on a slightly-flared foot and rising to a waisted neck, brightly enamelled around the body with a continuous scene of 'The Hundred Boys' playing in an elegant garden, some flying kites, playing the dragon dance and musical... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2019

A rare turquoise-glazed archaistic 'Boar' vessel and cover, zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 150. A rare turquoise-glazed archaistic 'Boar' vessel and cover, zun, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000 (USD 38,760 - USD 64,600). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The vessel is modelled after a Shang dynasty original as a boar standing foursquare with its head raised. Its body is finely decorated in relief with a stylised kui dragon extending down each leg embellished with appliqué nodes. The belly and... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A Rare Carved Gongxian Green - Glazed ‘Peony’ Vase, Zun, Five Dynasties Period - Northern Song Dynasty (AD 907-1127)

Lot 1449. A Rare Carved Gongxian Green - Glazed ‘Peony’ Vase, Zun, Five Dynasties Period - Northern Song Dynasty (AD 907-1127); 16.5 cm. high. Estimate HKD 135,000 - 195,000 (USD 17,300 - 25,000). Auction Result: HKD 188,800. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong prior to 2000. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty