07 février 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century

Lot 133. A cloisonné enamel 'Xuanwu' water dropper, 17th century; 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014 modelled in the form of a turtle standing four square with a gilt-bronze snake curled on its back, the turtle grasping a coup in its mouth, decorated with stylised archaistic scrolls reserved on a turquoise ground. Note: A water dropper of this type was included in the exhibition Chinesisches Cloisonné Die Sammlung Pierre Uldry, Museum Rietberg,... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 262. A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14.6cm., 5 ¾ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, engraved and parcel-gilt to the exterior with figures in a landscape with trees, bridges and pavilions, all between keyfret bands, the base lightly incised with an inscription denoting the weight. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
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07 février 2018

An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century

Lot 41. An amber 'Lotus' brushwasher, 17th-18th century; 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. naturalistically modelled in the form of a curled leaf, borne on bundled stems issuing large lotus blooms and buds to the sides, the amber of an attractive translucent orange tone, the ivory stand carved with a pair of chilong and further lotus leaves and pods. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A three-colour lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 266. A three-colour lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7.3cm., 2 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. of circular form, the top delicately carved through layers of red, green and ochre-yellow with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing a parrot perched on leafy flowering and fruiting branches of peach, all reserved on a cellular diaper ground, the sides with fruiting sprays, lacquered black to the interior and base. Quantité: 2. Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A blue and white lobed 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 184. A blue and white lobed 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 19.5cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 800 - 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 1,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the octagonally lobed globular body rising from a recessed base to a short straight rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with leafy lotus scroll between lotus lappet and classic scroll bands . The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
07 février 2018

Two blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 178. Two blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). The largest: 27.7cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 2,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. one lobed and painted to the interior with a bird perched on rockwork, encirlced by peaches in the well, the other of chrysanthemum shape painted to the interior with antiques encircled by two rows of thin petals; together with a blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics &... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2018

A large blue and white Zhangzhou tripod incense burner, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 183. A large blue and white Zhangzhou tripod incense burner, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 27cm., 10 1/2in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the slightly flaring cylindrical body rising from three ruyi-shaped feet, painted with a  continuous scene of a scholar in a fenced garden in a landscape. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
07 février 2018

A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 291. A 'Longquan' celadon dish, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the gently rounded sides rising from a short footring to an everted rolled rim, carved to the interior with a trellis diaper medallion encircled by scrolling lotus, the exterior similarly decorated with lotus and covered overall with a sea-green celadon glaze. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
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07 février 2018

A carved Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty

Lot 290. A carved Longquan celadon pear-shaped vase, yuhuchunping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2014. the pear-shaped body rising from a straight foot to a waisted neck with flared rim, carved with an undulating floral scroll above overlapping lappets, the neck decorated with stiff leaves and cloud scrolls, covered overall in a sea-green glaze with faint russet crackle. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2018

A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century

Lot 258. A carved ivory 'Phoenix' brushpot, 17th century; 14.2 cm, 5 9/16  in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. with a slightly curved cylindrical body, the exterior carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting two phoenix soaring with folded and outstretched wings respectively above large craggy rockwork and blossoming peonies, the tranquil setting arboured with bamboo shoots, lingzhi and pine trees.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
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