11 janvier 2018

Bol en porcelaine émaillée bleu, Chine, marque et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 331. Bol en porcelaine émaillée bleu, Chine, marque et époque Yongzheng (1723-1735). Diam. 17,2cm ; 6 ¾ in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 EUR. Lot sold 60,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008 Les contours droits montant vers un bord évasé, décoré en léger relief de poissons et fleurs de lotus stylisées en émail blanc sur un fond bleu nuit, l'intérieur émaillé blanc avec la marque en zuanshu Yongzheng à six caractères dans un double cercle en bleu sous couverte; le couvercle décoré de façon... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

Vase mural en émaux polychromes, Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 349. Vase mural en émaux polychromes, Chine, Dynastie Qing, marque et époque Qianlong (1736-1795); 18 cm; 7 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 EUR. Lot sold 168,750 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's 2008.  de forme balustre, sur une base ajourée avec deux anses en formes de têtes d'éléphants, décoré d'un cartouche contenant un poème de l'empereur en caractères sigillaires signé avec deux cachets, le fond vert clair à décor stylisé de rinceaux de lotus roses et... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A fine 'famille-rose' 'Peach' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 104. A fine 'famille-rose' 'Peach' bowl, mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 GBP. Lot sold 725,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the delicately potted deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely enamelled around the exterior with two iron-red bats in flight above leafy fruiting and blossoming peach boughs, each of the four large ripe fruit delicately shaded from pink to lime-green, the boughs... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A famille verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 51. A famille verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13.6cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 brightly enamelled around the cylindrical body with two large blue-bordered mihrab arch panels enclosing antiques, all reserved on a dense floret-diaper ground with two sinuous writhing chilong emerging from behind the panels, the interior glazed white.  Provenance: Sotheby;s London, 3rd June 1984, lot... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720

Lot 86. A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720; 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 72,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each with ovoid body, rising from a short foot with recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A large and rare blue and white and Imari jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 87. A large and rare blue and white and Imari jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75cm., 29 1/2 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the body of ovoid form with short straight neck, painted around the exterior with twelve blue and white quatrefoil panels enclosing landscape scenes with pagodas, all reserved on an imari-palette ground of blossoming peony branches, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a lotus-bud... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

An extremely rare white metal-mounted blue and white 'A-Borrag' apothecary bottle; the porcelain late Ming dynasty

Lot 85. An extremely rare white metal-mounted blue and white 'A-Borrag' apothecary bottle; the porcelain late Ming dynasty, the mount later; 29.3cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 after a majolica original, the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a tall narrow ribbed neck, painted to the front and back face with an elaborate cartouche enclosing a rectangular panel inscribed 'A-BORRAG', reserved on a leafy floral... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare and large hexagonal blue and white salt for the Western market, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 84. A rare and large hexagonal blue and white salt for the Western market, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 162,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each of the straight sides of the body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a rectangular panel variously enclosing vases of flowers and 'Auspicious Symbols', all below the stepped flaring rim with  dentil and diaper bands and above a similarly painted stepped spreading... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 82. A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 49.5cm., 19 1/2 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 brightly painted in underglaze-blue with long-tailed pheasants perched amongst rockwork, flowering shrubs and other birds in flight, all beneath a moulded rim with scroll band.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 16 May 2007
11 janvier 2018

A blue and white inscribed brushpot, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 52. A blue and white inscribed brushpot, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of slightly waisted cylindrical form, painted in underglaze-blue with the text of the Sheng zhu de xian chen song `Ode to the Finding of Virtuous Officials by the Divine Ruler' in kaishu script, finished with a mock seal, reading Xi Chao Chuan Gu, the base with a recessed circle in the centre inscribed with the... [Lire la suite]