24 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Bat and Cloud' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 74. A blue and white 'Bat and Cloud' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 41.9cm., 16 1/2 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 97,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck, painted in cobalt-blue tones with bats among clusters of stylised clouds above lotus lappets each enclosing a vertical fish-roe pattern, skirting around the foot with a keyfret border. Note: This piece is... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2018

A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 71. A magnificent blue and white 'dragon' vase, tianqiuping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 49.8cm., 19 5/8 in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 GBP. Lot sold 241,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. the well-potted globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck, painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a pair of sinuous dragons amidst leafy lotus blossoms, each dragon depicted with bulging eyes, pointed horns and scaly body, its mouth wide opened showing ferocious fangs, the slightly... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A blue and white double gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 81. A blue and white double gourd vase, Transitional period, circa 1640; 36cm., 14 1/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. painted in varying shades of cobalt-blue depicting 'Seven Sages in the Bamboo Grove', the upper bulb with a reclining scholar presented with a covered vessel by an attendant, the lower bulb with six scholars engaged in literati pursuits within a landscape, encircled by floral and chevron borders at the waist, the neck with a band of... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A pair of Kosometsuke 'Squirrel and Melon' dishes, Jiajing mark, Transitional period

Lot 144. A pair of Kosometsuke 'Squirrel and Melon' dishes, Jiajing mark, Transitional period; 17cm., 6 3/4 in., diam. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. each with rounded sides tapering to a straight foot, the interior painted in underglaze cobalt-blue with squirrels scurrying amongst fruiting melon vines within double circle borders, the exterior incised with four leafy lotus sprays, encircled around the rim with a classic scroll band, the base... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2018

A rare blue and white ewer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368)

Lot 138. A rare blue and white ewer, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 20.6cm., 8 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 85,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2011. based on a Persian metal form, the flattened pear-shaped body of rectangular section and painted in vibrant cobalt-blue tones on one side with a leafy peony blossom and a leafy hibiscus spray on the other, set with a handle with an eyelet and ruyi terminal and a long spout painted with cloud scrolls and secured by an S-shaped strut,... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2018

A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 972. A rare anhua-decorated blue and white ‘Dragon’ bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to the slightly flaring rim, decorated on the exterior in brilliant tones of cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding through cruciform clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' above a band of... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2018

A blue and white bottle vase and a dish for the Portuguese market, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, circa 1540-1550

Lot 57. An extremely rare blue and white dish for the Portuguese market, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, circa 1540-1550; 31.6cm, 12in., diam. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted in underglaze cobalt-blue to the interior with a central medallion enclosing two Buddhist lions with beribboned brocade balls encircled by a trellis border at the rim, the exterior with IHS monogram medallions, the armillary sphere, and roundels... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 60. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, late 16th-early 17th century; 49.8 cm., 19 5/8 in., diam. Estimate 3,000—5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 4,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011. painted to the interior with a pot of chrysanthemums within an octagonal border of lappet panels, surrounded by alternating panels of emblems and flowers, the exterior decorated with panelled designs enclosing stylised lingzhi heads and dotted swirls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 May... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2018

A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 51. A large and rare blue and white ‘Peony’ jar, guan, Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 29.4cm., 11 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Lot Sold 301,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the baluster body rising from a slightly recessed base to pronounced shoulders surmounted by a short neck with rolled rim, boldly painted in cobalt-blue tones with a broad band of scrolling peony and lotus, each bloom borne on a continuous undulating leafy stem with attendant offshoot buds, finely... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

A rare Ming blue and white porcelain pen box, Jingdezhen area, Jiangxi province, China, Zhengde reign (R.1506-21)

Lot 163. A rare Ming blue and white porcelain pen box, Jingdezhen area, Jiangxi province, China, Zhengde reign (R.1506-21); 8 1/8 x 4 ¼ x 4in. (20.5 x 10.8 x 10.2cm). Estimate GBP 120,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 170,160 - USD 212,700). © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Of rectangular form with separate lid and splayed base, the surfaces decorated with calligraphic roundels of sini script on foliate ground surrounded by leafy vine, the raised base marked with a six-character seal. ... [Lire la suite]