09 novembre 2018

A pair of large famille verte 'Qilin and Phoenix' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 129. A pair of large famille verte 'Qilin and Phoenix' dishes, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 37cm (14 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000. Sold for £ 6,875 (€ 7,897). © Bonhams. Each vividly and brightly enamelled with a mythical qilin confronting a phoenix in flight amidst cloud scrolls in a setting of rockwork, peony and pine, encircled by eight cartouches decorated with four various beasts alternating with floral sprays, the everted foliate rims with shaped panels containing... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

An Yixing hexagonal teapot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 125. An Yixing hexagonal teapot and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13cm (5 1/8in) across. Estimate £1,600 - 2,000. Sold for £ 1,875 (€ 2,153). © Bonhams. Finely modelled after a European silver form, the faceted globular body with applied moulded floral sprays, flanked with a loop handle and spout, raised on a short foot, the lid with wispy clouds and hexagonal finial. Provenance: Guest & Gray Ltd., London, November 2009An English private collection.  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART,... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A rare blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 124. A rare blue-glazed pear-shaped vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14cm (5 1/2in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 60,000 (€ 68,923). © Bonhams. The elegant vase with a globular body rising to a tall neck with flaring rim, raised on a short foot, covered around the exterior with a lustrous deep-blue glaze, stopping neatly at the foot, the base and interior glazed white, wood stand. Provenance: Frederick Edgar Wilkinson, CMG (1871-1950), awarded the CMG in... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A blanc-de-chine archaistic tripod incense burner, 17th century

Lot 122. A blanc-de-chine archaistic tripod incense burner, 17th century; 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 3,750 (€ 4,307). © Bonhams. Thickly potted and molded with a broad everted rim above raised string bands around the exterior enclosing an impressed design of stylised archaic dragons on a leiwen ground, supported on three ruyi feet, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze save the base and interior, wood stand. Provenance: Francesco Maria, Marchese... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 120. A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850). Each 15.5cm (6 1/8in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £ 43,750 (€ 50,256). © Bonhams. Each with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, vividly enamelled in green, red, aubergine and yellow with two striding five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl, separated by two descending phoenixes amidst leafy meander, all below a band to the rim enclosing the... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A rare turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 116. A rare turquoise-glazed vase, meiping, Incised Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 24cm (9 1/2in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 35,000 (€ 40,205). © Bonhams. Rising from a slightly flared foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a waisted neck and rounded mouth rim, covered overall with a lustrous turquoise-blue glaze, pooling neatly above the foot ring and base of the neck. Provenance: a European private collection and thence by descent. Note: Turquoise is among... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

Dionysio Miseroni at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Dionysio Miseroni (Prague around 1607 - 1661 Prague), Vase, Prague, 2nd half of the 17th century. Stone, smoky quartz. H. 16.8 cm, B. 9.9 cm, T. 7.9 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer, 1334. © KHM-Museumsverband Dionysio Miseroni (Prague around 1607 - 1661 Prague), Bowl with grape decoration, Prague, 1648/49. Stone, smoky quartz. L. 18.5 cm, B. 10.5 cm, H. 8.9 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer, 1345. © KHM-Museumsverband Dionysio Miseroni (Prague around 1607 - 1661 Prague), Oblong bowl,... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A fine and rare gilt-copper Densatil-style 'four dancers' frieze, 15th century

Lot 35. A fine and rare gilt-copper Densatil-style 'four dancers' frieze, 15th century; 37cm (14 1/2in) wide. Estimate £140,000 - 160,000. Sold for £ 175,000 (€ 201,026). © Bonhams. The rectangular frieze heavily yet elegantly cast in high relief with four goddesses dancing on a single-lotus pedestal with a beaded rim, each figure with a serene expression standing with her right leg crossed over her left and head tilted to the left, holding musical instruments and ritual ornaments in four... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A rare large iron bust of the Buddha, Tang-Ming Dynasty

Lot 30. A rare large iron bust of the Buddha, Tang-Ming Dynasty; 60cm (23 3/4in) high. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £ 87,500 (€ 100,513). © Bonhams. Finely cast with eyes slightly down-turned in serene expression, dressed in long flowing robes with draping folds, loosely open at the bare chest, with a prominent usnisha formed from tightly coiled curls, stand. Provenance: Stephen K.C. Lo, P.C.Lu Works of Art Ltd., Hong Kong, 25 April 1993Jean-Yves Ollivier Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2018

A large green-glazed pottery jar, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Lot 26. A large green-glazed pottery jar, Warring States Period (475-221 BC); 42cm (16 1/2in) diam. Estimate £6,000 - 10,000. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,615). © Bonhams. Finely potted with a compressed globular body raised on a tapering foot, moulded with a band of raised vertical ribs around the body, rising to a high shoulder decorated with a similar band of raised ribs encircling a short rim flanked by a pair of taotie masks holding loose rings, covered overall by a thin pale olive green... [Lire la suite]
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