19 mars 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, 17th century

Lot 1456, A blue and white bottle vase, 17th century. Estimate USD 2,000 ~ 3,000. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of pear shape, the exterior delicately painted in elegant strokes with full chrysanthemum blossoms and leafy bamboo shoots growing from rockwork, supported on a tall splayed foot. Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19 mars 2016
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19 mars 2016

Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 1461, Two blue and white 'mandarin duck' form water droppers, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's. each modeled with the ducks swimming side by side, with a circular aperture on the back opening to the hollow bodies freely painted with plumage in shades of blue, the beak of one pierced to form a spout. Length 5 in., 12.7 cm PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CORNELIA GUEST, FORMERLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF C.Z. AND WINSTON... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 1417, A blue and white reverse-decorated 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing above a tumultuous sea, the exterior with nine further dragons above waves, the base with a six-character seal mark. Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19 mars... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 1416, A blue and white and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, painted to the interior with a five-clawed dragon writhing above a tempestuous sea, the exterior similarly decorated with nine further dragons above waves, the base with a six-character seal mark. Diameter 7 in., 17.7 cm Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby’s. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art New York, 19... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period

Lot 1415, A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted on the exterior with two five-clawed dragons striding among flames and clouds, divided by two detached ruyi sprays supporting a fu and shou character, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base with a six-character seal mark. Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby’s. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

A blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period

Lot 1412, A blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a pine tree, bamboo and flowering prunus, the exterior with two playful boys in a garden before an interior scene depicting a seated lady, the base with a six-character seal mark .  Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18 cm Sotheby’s. Saturday... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2016

A fine pair of blue and white 'mantouxin' bowls, Yongzheng Marks And Period

Lot 300, A fine pair of blue and white 'mantouxin' bowls, Yongzheng Marks And Period. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each finely potted with rounded sides supported on a recessed base, the exteriors deftly painted with four circular lotus medallions, the convex center of the interior with a further medallion framed by a pomegranate border, the bases inscribed with six-character marks in underglaze blue within a double circle (2). Diameter 4 5/8  in., 11.6 cm ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 301, A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded shoulders gently tapering towards the base, the sides carved in low relief with two dragons rising from turbulent seas, separated from each other by rocks and swirling clouds partially obscuring flaming pearls, the details of the decoration highlighted in celadon, underglaze-blue and copper red. Height 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

A blue and white 'lotus-scroll' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 299, A blue and white 'lotus-scroll' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of waisted cylindrical form flaring at the mouth, painted around the exterior with bands of upright ruyi lappets enclosing scrolling lotus, classic scrolling lotus and pendent lappets, the base unglazed. Height 7 in., 17.8 cm Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York (according to label). Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 mars 2016,... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2016

A rare blue and white 'Virtuous Officials' brushpot, Kangxi mark and period

Lot 297. A rare blue and white 'Virtuous Officials' brushpot, Kangxi mark and period. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior finely inscribed with the text of shengzhu de xianchen song 'Ode to the finding of Virtuous Officials by the Sage Ruler' in regular script, with a seal mark in copper-red, reading Xichao Chuan'gu, 'The Court of Kangxi transmitting Antiquity', the slightly concave... [Lire la suite]