17 mars 2019

A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 335. A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 16 7/8 in., 42.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical form exquisitely decorated with four elongated quatrefoil reserves, each painted in underglaze-blue and wucai enamels, one with an assemblage of 'Precious Antiques', another with a pair of heron amidst lush lotus, a third with an auspicious depiction of a deer and crane beneath a towering pine tree, and a... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 358. A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 93,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. The cylindrical body brilliantly enameled with a continuous lively scene depicting a general on horseback, possibly Guo Ziyi, traveling through a mountain pass with troops, stopping to receive homage from an official flanked by two attendants, all amid towering trees, craggy rockwork, a pavilion roof nestled in... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 347. A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/8 in., 46 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 52,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster form body sweeping to a wide flaring rim, the rounded sides vibrantly enameled with a continuous animated scene depicting the victorious moment of Huiming, robes flying in the wind, running alongside General Du, sitting astride a galloping steed with arms raised... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 316. A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of deep U-shape, richly enameled around the exterior with an auspicious depiction of a resplendent lotus pond featuring broad leaves with curling edges and delicate veining, straining slender stems issuing brightly colored buds and lush blossoms, all emerging from placid waters enlivened by small waterbirds... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 317.A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000. Lot Sold 112,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section and rectangular form tapering towards the base, finely painted in varying tones of blue with each panel featuring a different depiction of the West Lake; one with two boatmen in skiffs ferrying passengers about to pass one another in between a pair of large boulders, another panel... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A fine and rare blue and white hu-form vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 363. A fine and rare blue and white hu-form vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000. Lot Sold 62,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted, the pear-form body rising to a waisted neck with a raised fillet and an elegantly flaring rim, all supported on a tall splayed foot, finely painted in vivid tones of sapphire blue with a scholar reclining beneath a tall, arching pine tree, leaning with one arm supported on a stack of books, gazing... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare and important pair of famille-verte meiping, Qing dynasty, dated Xinsi year, corresponding to 1701

Lot 336. A rare and important pair of famille-verte meiping, Qing dynasty, dated Xinsi year, corresponding to 1701. Height 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 100,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each superbly potted with a well-proportioned rounded shoulder tapering to a low, splayed base and surmounted by a short waisted neck with a gently flaring rim, the baluster body vibrantly enameled with similar scenes of scholars paying homage, in one a kneeling scholar presents credentials near... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 572,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the cylindrical form superbly enameled with a literati scene depicting a Tang dynasty poet-scholar leaning against the railing from the upper terrace of an elegant pavilion, gazing thoughtfully up at a full moon emerging from colorful cloud wisps, with two young attendants standing... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A massive, rare and impressive famille-verte 'banquet' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 648. A massive, rare and impressive famille-verte 'banquet' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 20 3/8 in., 51.5 cm. Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000. Lot Sold 187,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. lavishly enameled and gilt, the entire surface depicting a vivid scene from the novel Romance of Sui and Tang, with Emperor Yang of Sui centrally seated before an array of dishes, flanked by attendants and enjoying the graceful dancing of a courtesan moving to... [Lire la suite]