08 janvier 2018

Garlic-headed vase with blue-and-white decoration of crab, fish and shrimp, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1572–1620)

Garlic-headed vase with blue-and-white decoration of crab, fish and shrimp, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1572–1620). Porcelain; decorated in underglaze blue, 55.5 x 25.2 cm (21 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.). Gift of Charles Bain Hoyt, 49.24 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

08 janvier 2018

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century

Wine jar, Ming dynasty, 14th century. Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware. Overall: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) Other (diameter of foot): 11 cm (4 5/16 in.). John Gardner Coolidge Collection, 46.517 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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08 janvier 2018

Incense burner, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Incense burner, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Porcelaneous stoneware, Longquan ware, 16.6 x 22 cm (6 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.). Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis, 23.236 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
08 janvier 2018

Large plate with blue-and-white decoration of grapevine and flowers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1402–24)

Large plate with blue-and-white decoration of grapevine and flowers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1402–24). Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware painted in underglaze blue. Overall: 8.1 x 43.8 cm (3 3/16 x 17 1/4 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Morrill, 1981.745 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Provenance: Acquired by Morrill through Collection of H. W. W. Hoskyns, Esq. J.P.; sold at Sotheby's, May 16, 1967 through Spink and Son, Ltd., London.
08 janvier 2018

Sculpture of Xuanwu (Daoist deity of the North), Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573–1619)

Sculpture of Xuanwu (Daoist deity of the North), Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573–1619). Jingdezhen-ware porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Overall: 46 x 20 x 15cm (18 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 5 7/8in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Morrill, 1979.785 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Provenance: Morrill family purchased figure from the Asian art dealer Aronson in 1967. Morrill received a temporary import permit to bring the statue to Italy during the late 60s early 70s. Returned to the USA in 1976.
08 janvier 2018

Incense burner with decoration of the Eight Immortals venerating the god of longevity, Ming dynasty, Longqing period, dated 1571

Incense burner with decoration of the Eight Immortals venerating the god of longevity, Ming dynasty, Longqing period, dated 1571. Jingdezhen ware; porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Overall: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.) Other (diameter of mouth): 20 cm (7 7/8 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gordon Morrill, 1979.783 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

08 janvier 2018

A Rare Blue and White Leys Jar, Zhadou, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 146. A Rare Blue and White Leys Jar, Zhadou, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 4 7/8in. (12.4cm.) high, 5 3/8in. (13.7cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 254. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 29,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Painted in deep, bright underglaze blue with two dragons pursuing flaming pearls around the compressed body between a band of overlapping petals rising from the shallow... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Biscuit-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 148. A Rare Biscuit-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6in. (15.2cm.) high. Falk Collection no. 257. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,550. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep sides applied with biscuit figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals arranged in pairs within quatrefoil cartouches painted in underglaze blue reserved on a landscape band below a border of detached foliate sprays, the low domed cover painted with... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Incised and Parcel-Green-Enameled Dragon Bowl, Zhengde six-character mark and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 137. A Rare Incised and Parcel-Green-Enameled Dragon Bowl, Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1506-1521); 6 3/8in. (16.1cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 266. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 58,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep rounded sides flaring slightly at the rim, and incised on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons racing against a ground of similarly incised waves above a band of rocks... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 133. A Fine Early Ming White-Glazed Bowl with Incised and Anhua Decoration, Lianci, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 3/16in. (20.8cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 250. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 70,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 Finely potted with deep rounded sides incised on the exterior with leafy composite scroll bearing three chrysantheum blossoms alternating with mallow and camellia, below a keyfret border, the interior with anhua decoration... [Lire la suite]