11 janvier 2018

A rare and large hexagonal blue and white salt for the Western market, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 84. A rare and large hexagonal blue and white salt for the Western market, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 15.2cm., 6in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 162,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each of the straight sides of the body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with a rectangular panel variously enclosing vases of flowers and 'Auspicious Symbols', all below the stepped flaring rim with  dentil and diaper bands and above a similarly painted stepped spreading... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 82. A large blue and white fish bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 49.5cm., 19 1/2 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 brightly painted in underglaze-blue with long-tailed pheasants perched amongst rockwork, flowering shrubs and other birds in flight, all beneath a moulded rim with scroll band.  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 16 May 2007
11 janvier 2018

A blue and white inscribed brushpot, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 52. A blue and white inscribed brushpot, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.5cm., 6 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of slightly waisted cylindrical form, painted in underglaze-blue with the text of the Sheng zhu de xian chen song `Ode to the Finding of Virtuous Officials by the Divine Ruler' in kaishu script, finished with a mock seal, reading Xi Chao Chuan Gu, the base with a recessed circle in the centre inscribed with the... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

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

Lot 72. A good blue and white yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44cm., 17 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,400 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the baluster-shaped body rising from a spreading foot and painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous river landscape scene, the tall and broad ribbed trumpet neck similarly painted, all between simple cloud bands at the base and rim. Provenance: Private collection, Berlin, purchased in... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 70. A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 22,5cm. 8 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 14,400 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior with a broad band of mythical beasts amidst tumultuous foaming waves, all between key-fret and lotus scroll bands. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1998, lot 774. ... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704

Lot 69. A dated blue and white 'Dragon' censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, dated 1704; 25cm., 9 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the body of compressed globular form rising from a short spreading foot to a flaring mouth, painted around the exterior in vivid cobalt-blue tones with a dedicatory panel flanked by two large ferocious scaly dragons. Provenance: Christie's London, 11th December 1989, lot 166. Spink & Sons, Ltd. London,... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2018

A large blue and white square vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 68. A large blue and white square vase, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 49.5cm., 19 1/2 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of square tapering baluster form, each side painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with cusped panels variously enclosing figures within pavillions, gardens and on horseback, the tall waisted neck with bamboo sprays and encircled by floral sprays at the domed shoulder. Provenance: Private collection in Bavaria,... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A large blue and white sleeve vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 67. A large blue and white sleeve vase, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 43.8cm. 17 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of cylindrical form with flat base and tall waisted neck, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with scholars playing weiqi amidst a landscape with equestrian figures and swirling mist, all between incised classic scroll and wave bands at the foot and shoulder and a pendent stiff leaf... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Jar Bat and cloud design in underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-95)

Jar Bat and cloud design in underglaze blue and overglaze red enamel, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-95), Jingdezhen ware, China, TG-2291 © Tokyo National Museum
09 janvier 2018

A good blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 105. A good blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,800 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 of compressed globular form, painted to either side in rich cobalt-blue tones with a central dragon medallion encircled by a leafy composite floral scroll, the tall waisted neck with Buddhist emblems and flanked by a pair of dragon handles. Provenance: Private collection, Leipzig, purchased in 1991... [Lire la suite]