21 décembre 2018

A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 449. A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's the flattened double-gourd body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the lower bulb with figures offering tribute, the upper bulb with birds amidst a lotus pond and the neck with a dragon quatrefoil panel, the reverse inscribed with the six-character mark above a rectangular aperture for suspension. Provenance: Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, 4th April... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 206. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 16.2 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's  with shallow sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the interior medallion finely painted with a writhing five-clawed iron-red dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst blue cloud scrolls, within a double-circle also repeated at the rim, the exterior with a similar pair of dragons and 'flaming pearls', the base... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 395. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795);16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a central band of scrolling peony, below a band of chevron at the rim and ruyi at the base, the seal mark in underglaze blue on the base. Provenance: A West Coast Private Collection.Christie's New York, 26th March 2010, lot 1366. Sotheby's. St George... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony spray, surrounded by undulating leafy peony scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with large floral blooms surrounded by floral and foliate scrolls above a border of lappets at the foot, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 242. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  the body of compressed globular form supported by three cabriole legs rising to a flared everted rim, painted to the exterior in vivid cobalt blue with two large sinuous dragons confronting a flaming pearl among flames, below ruyi shaped cloud scrolls at the neck, the base with an unglazed ring Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Master of the Rocks' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 232. A blue and white 'Master of the Rocks' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate £5,000 - £7,000. Sold: £10,000. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the central interior finely painted with a mountainous river scene with pavilions and trees surrounded by a border of branches of pine needles at the rim, separated by two double-circles, the exterior with two stylised branches issuing from the rim, the base inscribed... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2018

A blue and white shallow bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 233. A blue and white shallow bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17.2 cm, 6 3/4  in. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000. Sold: £12,500. © Sotheby's with rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior delicately detailed in soft pastel enamels with stems of floral blooms including asters and begonias intertwining with broad leaves, the interior accentuated with a small yellow flower on one side, all against a plain ground, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Flower scroll' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 207. A blue and white 'Flower scroll' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850); 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000. Lot Sold: £15,000. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot, finely painted in cobalt blue with the 'heaping and piling' effect, the interior with a medallion enclosing a central peony surrounded by peony and lotus blooms amongst meandering leafy branches, encircled by a composite floral scroll below a... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'lotus' brush pot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 238. A blue and white 'lotus' brush pot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16 cm, 6 5/16  in. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Lot Sold: £16,250. © Sotheby's of slightly waisted cylindrical form, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a bird flying amid a river of lotus pads and other water plants issuing from rockwork, all between two incised double lines around the rim and base.  Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017
19 décembre 2018

A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty

Lot 514. A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty; 22.8 cm, 9 in. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Lot Sold: £17,500. © Sotheby's the slender ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a waisted neck and straight rim, applied with an ear-shaped handle opposite a curved spout, painted in bright cobalt blue-tones depicting boys playing a hat game within a fenced garden in a rocky landscape, below a band of lotus scrolls at the neck, the cover with a similar design of lotus, with... [Lire la suite]