13 mai 2016

A large pair of moulded blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 252. A large pair of moulded blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, moulded and painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the body with flower-filled lotus lappets below flower-filled spiralling rectangular panels, the interior with a medallion enclosing flowers issuing from rockwork, encircled at the rim by four quatrefoil... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Monkey' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 254. An underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Monkey' vase, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a tall broad neck with a rolled rim, decorated around the sides with six playful monkeys hanging on different parts of a pine tree, one perched on a rocky outcrop below, the other side with a flowering tree growing next to a large rock with wasps in flight below a copper-red... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 251. A blue and white ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top of the stepped cover pencilled in underglaze-blue with a central medallion enclosing a pair of chilong writhing amongst stylised lingzhi scrolls and flame wisps, the sides encircled by a band of lingzhi heads repeated on the box, the rims bordered by a keyfret band, the interior similarly painted with a... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 250. A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body rising to a short waisted neck and an everted rim, boldly painted with mythical beasts including a dragon, flying horse, elephant and buffalo, striding amidst scrolling clouds interspersed with the ‘Eight Buddhist Treasures’, all below flames and triple circles at the neck, the rim dressed in brown; 40.2 cm, 15¾ in. Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 249. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with an official paying tribute to a pheasant standing before a water buffalo, set in a fenced garden landscape with bushes and rocks, the neck incised with a leafy chrysanthemum meander and the foot with a chevron band, later European wood... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 248. A blue and white 'lianzi' jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a slightly tapering foot to a wide cylindrical neck, finely painted to the exterior with birds amongst flowering peony, bamboo and rockwork, the upper surface of the cover painted with a scholar seated beside a river. Quantity: 2 - 16.5cm, 6 1/2  in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London,... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2016

A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 247. A large blue and white 'lianzi' jar, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a straight neck, painted with a continuous scene of scholars and attendants in a sampan beneath a rocky outcrop with a spruce of pine, in a continuous mountainous river landscape, with retreats and a pagoda; 27 cm, 10 5/8  in. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2016

A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 245. A blue and white censer, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the barrel-shaped body set with three short legs issuing from animal masks, rising to a flat incurved rim, boldly painted with three monks amongst a garden landscape, below shaped cartouches enclosing beribboned treasures reserved on a diaper band, the rim encircled by a foliate sprays above a band of vertical stripes, Japanese lacquer cover. Quantity: 2 - 16.5 cm,... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2016

A large blue and white brushpot, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644)

Lot 55. A large blue and white brushpot, Ming Dynasty, Chongzhen Period (1627-1644). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 56,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior finely painted with a continuous scene depicting an official paying tribute to a scholar in retreat, accompanied by a chariot and attendants in a riverside landscape with rocky mountains and clouds, the rim incised with a floral scroll and the foot with a chevron band; 21.4 cm, 8¾ in.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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12 mai 2016

A pair of Ming-style blue and white and copper-red 'peach' dishes, Qianlong six-character seals mar and of the period

Lot 143. A pair of Ming-style blue and white and copper-red 'peach' dishes, Qianlong six-character seals mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £600-1,000 ($865 - $1,442). Lot sold £2,500 ($3,610). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each dish is moulded with rounded sides, the centre painted in Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' with three gnarled branches bearing three peaches each, centring a single finger citron, the reverse with three single peaches. 8... [Lire la suite]