22 novembre 2021

A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 364. A blue and white octagonal lobed jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 12 cm, 4¾ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the octagonally lobed body rising from a recessed base to a short straight rim, painted in vibrant underglaze-blue with a continuous scene of a dragon chasing a flaming pearl and three qilin among scrolling clouds beneath a ruyi lappet border, and a cover. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'crane' double gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 362. A blue and white 'crane' double gourd vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566); Height 23.5 cm, 9¼ in. Lot sold: 75,600 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the upper bulb of slightly compressed globular form rising to a circular mouth, the large lower bulb of globular form and separated by a curved waist, finely decorated around the exterior with eight trigrams interspersed with ruyi-shaped clouds and flying cranes. Sotheby's. Two Americans in... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 352.  A blue and white 'frog' kendi, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; Height 20 cm, 7⅞ in. Lot sold: 30,240 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's naturalistically painted and modelled as a crouching frog, with short spout issuing from its mouth and tall hexagonal trumpet-shaped handle supported on its back. Provenance: Jorge Welsh London, 13th June 1997. Literature: Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no 297.... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'kuixing' table screen, Ming dynasty, 16th Century

Lot 347.  A blue and white 'kuixing' table screen, Ming dynasty, 16th Century; Height 16 cm, 6¼ in. Lot sold: 27,720 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of rectangular form, modelled in high relief to the front face with the figure of Kuixing in characteristic dynamic pose with one foot raised and holding a brush aloft, the reverse with a rectangular incense holder pierced with two large apertures to the top and painted with a scholar and his attendant in a... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2021

A rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' meiping, Yuan Dynaysty (1271-1368)

Lot 343.  A rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' meiping, Yuan Dynaysty (1271-1368); Height 40 cm, 15¾ in. Lot sold: 378,000 GBP (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's robustly potted with high broad round shoulders sloping down towards the tapering ovoid body, painted in rich cobalt blue tones, the main register with a wide band enclosing a pair of scrolling dragons chasing flaming pearls to the centre, set between a further decorative band over the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'figural' meiping, Ming Dynasty

Lot 342.  A blue and white 'figural' meiping, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); Height 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Lot sold: 132,300 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's robustly potted with a tall slender body with rounded shoulders sloping down towards the waisted foot, freely painted in 'windswept style' with a continuous scene depicting a scholar admiring a river landscape. Provenance: Christie's New York, 2nd June 1994, lot 278. Literature: Jean-Paul... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2021

Three blue and white baluster vases and covers, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 308. Three blue and white baluster vases and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 45 cm, 17¾ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each baluster body rising from a spreading foot with recessed base to a short straight neck with rolled rim, painted in vivid cobalt-blue to the exterior with a qilin and a phoenix amidst blooming foliages, all between keyfret bands, the domed cover with large... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'rabbit' bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 306. A blue and white 'rabbit' bottle vase, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of globular form surmounted by a tall curved neck, supported on a short foot, finely painted in underglaze-blue with a rabbit and a pheasant in flight, amidst rocks and floral foliages, with further decorative prunus blossoms and bamboo foliages. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 2nd November 1993, lot 11 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the domed cover painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with three dignitaries holding tablets in their hands, below an immortal and his attendants standing amidst clouds, the base inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Christie's London, 5th November 2013, lot 423. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white 'river landscape' sleeve vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640

Lot 302. A blue and white 'river landscape' sleeve vase, Transitional Period, circa 1640. Height 48 cm, 18¾ in. Lot sold: 35,280 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior with a continuous river landscape scene of mountains and pavilions. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021