09 mai 2019

A pair of blue and white square bottle vases, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 92. A pair of blue and white square bottle vases, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Both vases form with the sides rising to the high rounded shoulders decorated with interlocking designs of ruyi tendrils, surmounted by spiralling ribbed and cylindrical necks and similarly decorated with panels depicting shrubs of blooming peonies and chrysanthemums issuing from rockwork.  Bonhams. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2019

A blue and white 'Jesuit' jar, Circa 1610-1630

  Lot 91. A blue and white 'Jesuit' jar, Circa 1610-1630; 12.8cm (5in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. The vessel with five-lobed ovoid body rising from a domed foot to a short waisted neck and flared rim, applied at the shoulder with three cherub-head masks issuing from grapevines alternating with floral sprays, all above stylised lotus scrolls at the foot and below a floral band at the neck. Note: Jars of such a shape as the present example were inspired by... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2019

A blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lo 90. A blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 36.7cm (14 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Painted in the centre in vivid tones with two mythical qilin beside towering peony and camellia blossoms, surrounded by a band of butterflies, fruit and branches on the cavetto, the rim decorated with onion-domed buildings interspersed with flowers, figures and Buddhist lions suspended from chains, Japanese wood box. Compare with a similar... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A blue and white barbed-rim 'pheasant and peony' basin for the Japanese market, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 89. A blue and white barbed-rim 'pheasant and peony' basin for the Japanese market, Wanli period (1573-1620); 38.1cm (15in) wide. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted flaring rim, brightly painted in the well with two pheasants beside blooming peonies, the cavetto with a band of scrolling lotus, the foliate rim with shaped panels containing white horses and rabbits interspersed with various diaper-patterns,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57.5cm (22 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 120,000 - 170,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly painted around the central globular body with alternating baskets and bowls containing flowers, the conical lower body with insects in flight amidst flowering plants above a band of prunus blossoms on a wave ground, the tall neck encircled by a wide bow-string band separating a band of composite floral... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare gilt-bronze blue and white 'squirrel' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1620), with later European mounts

Lot 87. A rare gilt-bronze blue and white 'squirrel' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1620), with later European mounts; 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000€ (9,300 - 14,000). Sold for £ 40,062 (€ 45,736). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The top of the lobed bulbous body finely moulded with a large squirrel with bushy tail and detailed fur, painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with panels of flowers, grapes, a horse and a scroll, the shoulders with a key-fret pattern, the European mounts finely... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 86. A rare blue and white 'Three-legged toad' incense burner and cover, Late Ming Dynasty. 15cm (5 8/9in) long. Estimate £ 15,000 - 20,000€ (17,000 - 23,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Moulded in the form of a three-legged toad standing above crashing waves, the pierced cover forming the top half and head of the animal, all decorated in reverse technique with prunus flower heads on a speckled-blue ground, the lower section with three feet, the interior and recessed base glazed, the rims unglazed, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A large blue and white 'ladies in garden' jar, guan, 16th century

Lot 85. A large blue and white 'ladies in garden' jar, guan, 16th century; 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The heavily-potted vessel of shouldered hexagonal form with gently rounded sides and a short neck, finely painted with six ogival panels depicting garden scenes with court ladies engaging in various leisurely pursuits, set between stylised floral scrolls, above a band of palmettes reserved on a blue ground, the shoulder with a diaper band enclosing shaped panels with... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

An exceptionally rare and large blue and white 'Immortals' double-gourd vase, Jiajing six character mark and of the period

    Lot 84. The J.Dearman Birchall Vase - An exceptionally rare and large blue and white 'Immortals' double-gourd vase, Jiajing six character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 55.5cm (21 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 80,000 - 120,000 (€ 93,000 - 140,000). Sold for £ 350,062 (€ 399,637). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Heavily potted with tubular neck and large lower and smaller upper bulbs, supported on a splayed foot, deftly painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue around the exterior... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 83. A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505); 26.7cm (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000€ (12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With shallow rounded sides, painted in shaded tones of blue reserved on a rich yellow enamelled ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled in the cavetto by fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]