04 janvier 2014

A large Chinese porcelain blue and white jar, Wanli period, circa 1600

A large Chinese porcelain blue and white jar, Wanli period, circa 1600. Photo Sotheby's height 17 in., 43cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD Provenance: Property from a Private Collector.Sotheby's New York, March 23, 2010, lot 237. Sotheby's. Important Americana. New York | 24 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com
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01 janvier 2014

A fine pair of blue and white square flasks, Mid 17th century

A fine pair of blue and white square flasks, Mid 17th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Each vividly painted in bright underglaze blue with a mountain scene variously containing a tiered pagoda, a river with fishing boats and other mountain retreats on each side, the flat shoulders with foliate scrolls in each corner and the slender cylindrical necks each with the upper and lower jaws of an unusual grinning monster head emerging from the shoulder towards the rim of the vase. Each 26cm (10¼in) high (2). Sold for £18,750 (€22,490) ... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2014

A very rare inscribed blue and white bowl, cover and saucer for the European market, Kangxi

A very rare inscribed blue and white bowl, cover and saucer for the European market, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The cup with one wider panel depicting a crowned king with a sceptre seated beside his queen, four of the other narrower panels with kneeling figures beneath birds in flight alternating with panels containing floral sprays, a band under the rim containing a French inscription, the cover similarly painted with the two royal figures in the medallion surrounded by radiating panels containing kneeling figures and... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2014

A large pair of blue and white vases and covers, Kangxi

A large pair of blue and white vases and covers, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Each painted with three rows of spiralling lappets enclosing meandering foliate chrysanthemum, peony and lotus sprays, the domed cover similarly painted withlappets encircled by leiwen diaper ground and surmounted by a tear shaped finial. 55cm (21 5/8 in) high (4). Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€14,000 - 18,000). Unsold.Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013 -www.bonhams.com
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01 janvier 2014

A rare set of three large blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi

A rare set of three large blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Each painted around the exterior with a fierce and scaly qilin depicted with a stout tail, looking up to a phoenix with a long trailing tail in flight amidst dense clusters of blossoms issuing from leafy branches, all below a ruyi-head border encircling the rim, each domed cover with broad rim, decorated with three cartouches depicting scholar objects, a basket of flowers and floral stems springing from rockwork, surmounted by a bud... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2014

A rare pair of massive blue and white 'soldier' vases and covers, Kangxi

A rare pair of massive blue and white 'soldier' vases and covers, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Each vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all above a border enclosing roundels reserved on a... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2014

A blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A blue and white 'Buddhist Emblems' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Thinly potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, densely painted on the exterior with four roundels with a ruyi-head border, each enclosing a character of wan shou wu jiang (boundless longevity), interspersed with the Eight Buddhist Emblems and lotus scrolls, the interior with a central shou medallion encircled by the eight emblems. 18.3cm (7 1/5in) diam. Sold for £5,000 (€5,997) Provenance: an... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2014

A blue and white 'dragon' jardinière, Qianlong seal mark and of the period

A blue and white 'dragon' jardinière, Qianlong seal mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The well-potted domed body with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly recessed base, the exterior painted in vibrant and rich cobalt-blue tone with two sinuous and ferocious five-clawed dragons writhing amidst undulating cloud scrolls, all above intricately-decorated swirling crested waves. 21.6cm (8½in) diam. Sold for £47,500 (€56,974) Provenance: an English private collection For a very similar... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2014

A rare massive blue and copper-red 'four-dragons' fish bowl, Kangxi

A rare massive blue and copper-red 'four-dragons' fish bowl, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Vividly painted on the exterior with two front-facing four-clawed dragons in underglaze red, each springing from foaming waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, alternating with two striding four-clawed dragons in underglaze blue also rising from waves to clutch at two more pearls, all amidst fire and cloud scrolls and beneath a band of classic scroll at the waisted rim. 54cm (21¼in) diam. Estimate £100,000 - 150,000 (€120,000 -... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2014

A blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed carved beaker vase, gu, Kangxi

  A blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed carved beaker vase, gu, Kangxi. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The details carved and highlighted in celadon contrasting with cobalt-blue and copper-red, the projecting mid-section painted with two striding chilong dragons divided by a lingzhi fungus spray, below the tall trumpet neck, decorated with a lone fisherman on a sampan in a mountainous river landscape with a pagoda below pine, and above the spreading foot similarly painted with a fisherman in a sampan. 43.5cm (17⅛in) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
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