09 mai 2019

A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505)

Lot 83. A rare underglaze-blue yellow-ground 'gardenia' saucer-dish, Hongzhi six-character mark and of the period (1488-1505); 26.7cm (10 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000€ (12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With shallow rounded sides, painted in shaded tones of blue reserved on a rich yellow enamelled ground, the interior with a central medallion depicting a single leafy branch bearing two five-petalled gardenia blooms and a bud emerging from the top, encircled in the cavetto by fruiting branches of... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A fine blue and white Ming-style jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 38. A fine blue and white Ming-style jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diam. 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 30,000 GBP (38,763 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, densely painted to the exterior in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with flower blossoms borne of leafy scrolls, all between a band of ruyi-motifs... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 37. A fine blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 40,000 GBP (51,684 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted neck and a flared rim, moulded around the stepped shoulder and the body with fillet, the body brightly painted to simulate the 'heaping and piling' effect, depicting meandering composite floral scrolls above lappet and foliate scroll... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A Ming-style underglaze-blue yellow-ground bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP (14,009 - 21,013 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep gently rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot to a broad everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a floral medallion encircled by six further floral sprays and a floral sprig band at the rim, the exterior similarly decorated between keyfret and... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A yellow-ground underglaze blue 'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A yellow-ground underglaze blue  'Nine Peaches' dish, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795); 26.7 cm, 10 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot Sold 75,000 GBP (96,908 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the centre with a medallion with gnarled leafy branches issuing nine peaches in inky tones of cobalt-blue, all within a double-line border repeated below the rim, the exterior with an undulating leafy scroll bearing... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 35. A rare reverse-decorated powder-blue 'Gardenia' dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 33.3 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 35,000 GBP (45,224 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a gnarled leafy gardenia spray, surrounded by four similar sprays around the cavetto and a corresponding continuous scroll on the exterior, all against a finely speckled cobalt-blue ground below... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2019

A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 34. A blue and white 'Lotus bouquet' saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 13 cm. 5 1/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP (17,511 - 29,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the interior with a medallion enclosing a leafy lotus bouquet, encircled in the well by classic and lotus scroll bands, the exterior with a lotus scroll band between classic... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 28. A blue and white saucer, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735); 16 cm, 6 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,502 - 5,837 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a medallion enclosing a maiden and a young boy watching a fish leap from a pond, the exterior with three fish leaping from a band of foaming waves, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Antoine Lebel, Brussels (according to... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 53. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' zhadou, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 15.5 cm, 6 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 37,500 GBP (48,454 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a broad flaring neck, painted around the exterior with two bands of scaly five-clawed dragons amidst scrolling leafy lotus, the interior of the neck similarly painted, all above a ruyi band at the foot, the... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A fine and very large blue and white 'Lotus' meiping, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 26. A fine and very large blue and white 'Lotus' meiping, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 47.5 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP (38,763 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapered baluster body rising from a recessed base to a broad rounded shoulder and short tapered neck with galleried rim, densely painted to the body with leafy scrolling lotus blooms, all between elongated lappet borders around the foot and to the rounded shoulder, the base... [Lire la suite]