25 mai 2019

A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 105. A rare blue and white yellow-enamelled 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi six-character mark and of the period (1662-1722); 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The bowl finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a five-clawed dragon picked out in blue on a yellow ground, the exterior similarly decorated with a pair of sinuous dragons striding... [Lire la suite]

24 mai 2019

A blue and white 'King Wen and Jiang Taigong' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 98. A blue and white 'King Wen and Jiang Taigong' baluster vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 43.5cm (17 1/8in) high. Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Exquisitely painted around the exterior in vivid shades of cobalt blue, depicting King Wen accompanied by guards and attendants holding banners and standards arriving at a lakeside terrace framed by rocks and trees, presenting offerings and greeted by the bearded sage Jiang Ziya, all beneath a band of... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 95. A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 45.7cm (18in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285) © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a continuous scene of various antique vessels and vases with arranged flowers, all between incised borders on the foot and shoulders, the short flaring neck with pendent plantain leaves. Note: The design known as the... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

A blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 34. A blue and white 'lotus bouquet' saucer dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
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]