24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Hydrangea' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1022. A blue and white 'Hydrangea' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $9,375 . © Sotheby's well potted with steep sides, finely painted with blossoms on the exterior linked by scrolling leafy stems above a ruyi border, the interior mouth rim with the blooms in alternating views and the central roundel enclosing a single flowerhead, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1020. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,125. © Sotheby's with steep conical sides flaring at the rim, freely painted with a writhing dragon and phoenix pursuing 'flaming pearls' to the exterior and upper half of the interior wall, centered by a roundel depicting a peak rising above turbulent waves under a moon in mist, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Two blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1019. Two blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter of larger 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $5,625. © Sotheby's each of conical form, the straight walls rising to a flared rim, the first painted with squirrels and grapes, the second painted with the 'three friends of winter,' each inscribed with apocryphal six-character Chenghua marks (2). Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), and thence by... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1018. A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 3/8  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's the globular body with a flaring neck rising from a horizontal disc-form flange, painted in bright blue tones with floral sprigs within scalloped cartouches, the base of the neck encircled with a dense ring of lappets. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Two blue and white bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1016. Two blue and white bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height of taller 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's each of globular form with tall, slender necks flaring slightly at the rim, painted in vibrant blue with flowers and rockwork in shaped reserves against a ground of the 'Hundred Antiques' motif (2). Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and thence by descent. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1015. A blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's of bombé form, painted on the exterior with a continuous landscape along a mountain lake, with three figures venturing towards the edge of the bank while a fourth fishes from a boat, all within line borders, cloud motifs encircling the everted neck. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'pomegranate' bowl, Xuantong seal mark and period (1909-1911)

Lot 1008. A blue and white 'pomegranate' bowl, Xuantong seal mark and period (1909-1911). Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $6,000. © Sotheby's well potted with a gently everted rim, painted around the exterior with four pomegranate flowers and buds wreathed in foliate scrolls, between single and double lines encircling the foot and rim, the base with a six-character mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 1006. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $7,500. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides and a gently everted rim, painted around the exterior in inky cobalt blue with two five-clawed dragons striding above waves reaching for 'flaming pearls,' the base with a six-character seal mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

An iron-red and underglaze blue 'wufu' dish, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875)

Lot 1005. An iron-red and underglaze blue 'wufu' dish, Tongzhi mark and period (1861-1875). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's with shallow rounded sides, the interior with five iron-red bats forming a ring in the center within an underglaze blue double-circle and twelve further bats on the side within another double-circle, the exterior repeating the motif with eight bats, the base with a six-character mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2018

A pair of iron-red and underglaze blue 'wufu' dishes, Guangxu marks and period (1875-1908)

Lot 1004. A pair of iron-red and underglaze blue 'wufu' dishes, Guangxu marks and period (1875-1908). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.3 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Sold: $8,750. © Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides over a short tapered foot, the interior with five iron-red bats amid inky cobalt clouds, the exterior with three underglaze blue bats flying upward toward the rim, the base with a six-character mark. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017