18 août 2021

A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 135. A famille verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.1cm (5 8/9in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 -5,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 23,478). © Bonhams. The tall sides delicately enamelled with a continuous scene of a monk squatting on the ground wearing his distinctive cap and holding a fan as he gazes up at a butterfly, beside him two elegant ladies and a gentleman also fix their attention on the butterfly, all set within a terraced garden with rocks and trees. ... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2021

A large famille verte 'Ruse of the Empty Fort' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 135. A large famille verte 'Ruse of the Empty Fort' bowl, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 30cm (12in) diam. Estimate £ 6,000 -10,000. Sold for £ 7,500 (€ 8,804). © Bonhams. Finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of Zhuge Liang atop a brick wall nonchalantly playing his qin beside a sleeping attendant, the large gate beneath left open while heavily armed soldiers and generals on horseback approach with trepidation, the interior with a mythical qilin and... [Lire la suite]