17 mars 2018

Kendi, 15th century, Ming Dynasty

Kendi, 15th century, Ming Dynasty, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China. Underglaze blue decorated porcelain, silver mounts, 17.2 x 21.0 x 9.5 cm. Found in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia. National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta. The elegant shape of this pouring vessel imitates the bronze water containers of Persia and Mughal India. The Indian metal versions originally derived from animal hide drinking flasks that reflected the nomadic Central Asian heritage of the Mughals. In the context of its ceremonial use in... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2018

A fine blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 90. A fine blue and white vase (meiping), Ming dynasty, 15th century; height 12 1/8 in., 30.8 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 362,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 well potted with high rounded shoulders surmounted by a short waisted neck with cupped rim, painted around the body in tones of deep cobalt-blue with the 'Three Friends of Winter', pine, prunus and bamboo, all between double-line borders, the base encircled by a band of upright overlapping lotus leaves, the shoulders collared by... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Scholar' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 311. A blue and white 'Scholar' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form, painted with a continuous riverside landscape, on a rocky outcrop two scholars wearing official's caps and a gesticulating monk regarding a nearby waterfall accompanied by two young attendants carrying a qin and provisions, a fisherman at work in a boat below and birds flying above, the base... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 315. A blue and white rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/4  in., 46.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's the cylindrical vessel painted to one side with a rectangular panel enclosing a scene of Xiwangmu descending on a cloud with her entourage to visit a young gentleman riding a water buffalo in a riverside landscape, the rider gesturing reverently, five birds flying overhead, the opposite side with a selection of the... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A blue and white mallet vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 339. A blue and white mallet vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 1/8  in., 25.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body surmounted by a tall slender neck applied with a pair of leaping-carp-form handles, the molded sides with curving panels finely painted with alternating water plants, shells and crustacea set between floral lappet bands,  the neck with further aquatic plants between narrow chevron bands, the base... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 312. A blue and white 'Immortals' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD.  © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the interior painted in vibrant cobalt tones with three immortals accompanied by an attendant bearing peaches, all on a rocky ledge framed by pines and clouds, a crane carrying lengths of bamboo in its beak to a pavilion floating on the waves... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

A large blue and white Persian-style ewer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 385. A large blue and white Persian-style ewer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 11 3/8  in., 28.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the flattened pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck with a raised band and cupped mouth, the dragon-form handle set opposite the S-curved spout, the front and back each with a teardrop-shaped panel enclosing a 'pheasant and rockwork' vignette bordered by scrolling peonies against a blue ground, the sides... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

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

Lot 383. A blue and white 'squirrel and grape' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in inky tones with a continuous broad frieze of numerous squirrels clambering among scrolling grape vines issuing curling leaves and clusters of fruit, the tiny furry animals peeking out from behind leaves and... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2018

A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 631. A large and fine blue and white 'Western Chamber' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a flaring rim, the interior painted with carp leaping from crested waves within the central medallion, a border of flowering prunus branches and birds around the interior rim, the exterior with two registers illustrating twelve courtship scenes... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2018

A large blue and white 'Seven sages' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 313. A large blue and white 'Seven sages' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. © Sotheby's of cylindrical form supported on three bracket feet, finely painted with scholars in a bamboo grove amid resplendent pines and ribbons of clouds, one sage calligraphing a rock in the company of another, nearby a third sage playing the qin and three more listening while considering a group of antiques arranged... [Lire la suite]