08 septembre 2018

A fine blue and white 'Peony' 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 109. A fine blue and white 'Peony' 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 2 in., 5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted, the deep U-shaped sides supported on a straight foot and rising to a gently everted rim, the exterior delicately painted to one side with peony stems springing forth from behind gnarled rockwork, their long leafy stems swaying under the weight of their luscious blooms, the tonality of the cobalt... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 106. A blue and white 'Dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13.2 cm Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. with rounded sides gently rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted in rich cobalt tones with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst flame scrolls each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', above a band of overlapping lappets and separated by... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A rare finely painted blue and white 'Landscape' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 101. A rare finely painted blue and white 'Landscape' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Sold for 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted, of beaker form, supported on a tall straight foot, the steep, gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, the exterior superbly painted in shades of underglaze blue with a continuous scene depicting a procession of bullock carts approaching the gates of a walled city, the surrounding landscape finely detailed with... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'Rosette' moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 176. A rare blue and white 'Rosette' moonflask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height 10 3/8  in., 26.3 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. elegantly potted with a flattened spherical body rising to a waisted neck and a pear-shaped upper bulb, set with two strap handles accentuated by a central raised ridge and a leaf-shaped terminal, the domed circular front and back deftly painted in tones of deep cobalt with a formal... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A pair of blue and white 'windswept' meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464)

Lot 175. A pair of blue and white 'windswept' meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Interregnum period (1436-1464). Height of taller 11 1/2  in., 29.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each with a high rounded shoulder tapering to a narrow foot and surmounted by a short waisted neck and everted rim, boldly painted with a scholar standing on a rocky ledge beneath a willow tree, approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, the scene divided by scrolling... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 171. A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Withdraw. © Sotheby's. of robustly potted circular form painted in deep cobalt blue hues, the domed cover decorated with eight cranes in flight amidst auspicious emblems including a large peach, lingzhi, and scrolling clouds, enclosed by four lobed panels, each with a pair of cranes flanking a lingzhi sprig, reserved on a wanzi ground... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 168. A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short tapered foot, rising to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body boldly painted in deep tones of cobalt-blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. A copper-red, celadon and slip-decorated blue and white baluster jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The jar decorated with pairs of white slip egrets shown amidst towering lotus plants rising from a pond in which can be seen various water plants and weeds, all below three blossoming branches on the neck, the various flowers detailed in copper red,... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white compressed globular jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The sides painted with a continuous river landscape scene including two fishermen in their boats, and houses on the banks and nestled amidst trees and rocks, with mountains in the distance and a flock of ducks below the rounded shoulder. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2018

A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 326. A blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722);  7 in. (18 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 14,400. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with figures in a continuous river landscape, with a scholar and his attendant carrying a qin on one side where a flock of ducks can be seen in flight, and also with a fisherman seated in one of two sampans moored at the rocky shore, all below a... [Lire la suite]
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