04 mars 2015

A rare pair of slip-decorated white-glazed dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 283. A rare pair of slip-decorated white-glazed dishes, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each with gently rounded sides terminating in everted rims, the interior applied with a delicately incised white slip decoration of a flowering prunus bough extending over the rim to the exterior (2). Provenance: Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1st April 1982. Note: The present rare slip-decorated dish is... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2015

A small Guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 263. A small Guan-type bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of shallow form, standing on a neatly finished foot, the footrim burnt dark brown in the firing, the whole covered with a thick, vitreous greenish-gray glaze suffused with an irregular network of dark crackle. Provenance: Collection of Henry Loew (1877-1943) New York and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 276. A yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides supported on a narrow slightly tapered foot, applied overall with a soft straw-yellow glaze slightly pooling to a deeper tone on one side of the rim and around the foot, the base reserved in white and with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A small yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 261. A small yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 5 in., 12.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a low tapered foot to an everted rim, applied overall with a smooth egg-yolk yellow glaze pooling slightly to a darker tone towards the footring, the slightly convex base left white and with a four-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period

A copper-red-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately potted with rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior covered with a rich red glaze stopping neatly at the foot, the interior and base glazed white, inscribed at the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle - Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.7 cm Provenance: Collection of Henry Bar, Shanghai, 1940's. Oriental Fine Arts, Inc. New York,... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A robins-egg-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 291. A robins-egg-glazed 'Lantern' vase, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of elongated ovoid form, resting on a slightly splayed foot, molded on the sides with two attenuated beaker-form mock handles, covered overall with a rich, finely speckled turquoise glaze, the base with incised six-character seal mark. Provenance: Acquired by a New York Collector in... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2015

A rare white-glazed 'Anhua' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 284. A rare white-glazed 'Anhua' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the sides delicately incised with two pairs of dragon and phoenix, covered overall with a luminous and fine white glaze, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A peachbloom-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 274. A peachbloom-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot Sold 21,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's. he steeply rounded sides supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior covered with a rich copper-red glaze characteristically mottled and speckled with flecks of dark green, the interior glazed white and the countersunk base bearing a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A fine and rare white-glazed anhua-decorated stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 281. A fine and rare white-glazed anhua-decorated stembowl, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm.  Estimate 30,000 — 0,000 USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides flaring towards the rim, delicately incised on the exterior with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems), each tied with ribbons and supported on a stylized leafy lotus bloom, a band of ruyi-heads surrounding the base above the splayed foot incised with further... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

A rare Guan-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 287. A rare Guan-type vase, hu, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 11 3/4  in., 30 cm. Estimate 70,000 — 90,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of archaistic hu form, the ovoid body tapering to a waisted flared neck, set to either side with a lion-head-form loop handle at the shoulder, applied overall in a thick pale bluish-gray glaze suffused with a bold network of steel gray and pale gold crackles stopping at the unglazed footring... [Lire la suite]