17 novembre 2019

A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 111. A Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period (1736-1795); 32cm (12 1/2in) high. Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000. Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 19,043). Photo: Bonhams.  The globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus lappet and 'classic' scroll bands at the base and a ruyi-band at the shoulder, the neck with stiff... [Lire la suite]

17 novembre 2019

A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white saucer-dishes, Yongzheng six character marks and of the period

Lot 80.  A rare pair of Ming-style blue and white saucer-dishes, Yongzheng six character marks and of the period (1723-1735); Each 11.8cm (4 5/8in) diam. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 30,062 (€ 35,095). Photo: Bonhams.  Each with gently curving sides raised on a short tapering foot, the interior painted in vivid shades of blue with lotus and peony flower heads on a dense ground of scrolling foliage, surrounded by further meander bordered by a stylised scrolling band to the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 106. A large blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 81cm (31 7/8in) high. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Sold for £ 10,062 (€ 11,747). Photo: Bonhams.  Finely painted around the exterior with shaped panels containing auspicious and scholarly objects known collectively as the 'one hundred antiques' motif as well as flowers and birds, all reserved on a diaper-pattern ground, the waisted neck with a scrolling band of chysanthemums, the domed cover similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white flaring vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 100. A pair of blue and white flaring vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). The tallest 49cm (19 1/4in) high. Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000. Sold for £ 7,562 (€ 8,828). Photo: Bonhams.  Each of baluster form rising to a flared foliate rim, densely painted in vibrant blue around the exterior with different registers of scrolling branches and blossoming peonies, the foot and rim moulded with petal-shaped panels containing further sprigs of flowers. Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2019

A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lor 98.  A blue and white ewer for the Islamic market, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 28cm (11in) high. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Sold for £ 4,437 (€ 5,180). Photo: Bonhams.  The flattened pear-shaped sides brightly painted on both sides with rockwork issuing sprays of blossoms, all surrounded by floral sprigs on the rest of the body, the spout and handle with stylised cloud motifs. Note: The shape of this ewer derives from metal vessels, known as aftaba, which were produced in Turkey and India... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2019

A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 97. A pair of blue and white jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5cm (17 1/4in) high. Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000. Sold for £ 8,187 (€ 9,558). Photo: Bonhams.  Each painted around the exterior in vibrant tones with shaped panels containing mountainous landscapes, baskets of flowers, and blooming peonies issuing from rocks, the central bands divided by and overlapping circles, all between ruyi-shaped panels on the foot and shoulder with floral scrolls, the covers similarly painted... [Lire la suite]

16 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white flask for the Japanese market, Tianqi-Chongzhen (1621-1644)

Lot 91. A rare blue and white flask for the Japanese market, Tianqi-Chongzhen (1621-1644); 18.5cm (7 1/4in) high. Estimate: £18,000 - £24,000. Sold for £ 22,562 (€ 26,339). Photo: Bonhams.  Of ovoid shape with narrow short neck and channelled mouth rim, painted around the exterior with sampan boats and larger fleets journeying through a riverside landscape with distant pavilions, amongst the 'Three Friends of Winter' and a shan border on the luting line, encircled at the shoulder with a floral... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 15. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 50.7 cm, 20 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior painted to the centre with ducks standing on a rocky outrcrop beside a lotus pond, surrounded by radiating panels of flowers and precious objects at the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 14. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 47.6 cm, 18¾ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted with a central circular cartouche depicting a scholar flanked by his attendant conversing with a child, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects at the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 13. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 50.5 cm, 19⅞ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior with four deers traversing in a landscape, encircled by panels depicting various flowers and auspicious symbols to the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.