23 mars 2019

A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 511. A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted with meandering foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms, the tones of the cobalt carefully modulated to achieve a nuanced, painterly effect, the domed cover similarly adorned, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2019

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

Lot 510. A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/2  in., 8.8 cm. Estimate US$40,000 — 60,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the U-shaped sides set over a straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in cobalt blue with five writhing five-clawed dragons, each with a sinuous body coiling to form a roundel, the scales, whiskers, and outlines minutely described, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot509. A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the rounded sides set over a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in muted shades of cobalt with a pine tree at the center, its thick trunk leaning with the farthest branches hovering above long shoots of leafy bamboo, near two intertwining prunus... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3517. A Blue and White and Copper Red ‘Dragon’ Moonflask, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 38.7cm. Estimate HKD 22,000,000 - 32,000,000 (USD 2,803,350 - 4,077,600). Lot sold HKD 33,040,000 (USD 4,208,305). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The moonflask is potted with a flattened globular form supporting on a short straight foot. It is superbly and deftly painted on each side in soft ruby tones of copper-red with a ferocious full-faced dragon. The scaly five-clawed beast is framed by flaring horns and... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

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

Lot 528. A fine blue and white Ming-style bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 15 1/8  in., 38.4 cm. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 168,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body and tall, waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite floral scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll borders at the foot and a ruyi band and floral scroll divided by molded fillets at the shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

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

Lot 527. A fine Ming-style blue and white bottle vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 14 3/4  in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a tall, elegant waisted neck, finely painted in rich 'heaped and piled' cobalt-blue tones with a composite flower scroll band, all between lotus-lappet and classic scroll bands at the base and a ruyi band at the... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 310. A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular outline, finely painted in 'Master of the Rocks' style of bold layering and faint 'blobby dots' for depth and perspective, the domed cover with a scene of five scholar-officials offering tribute to a dignitary standing beneath a canopy held by an attendant with a stately sedan in the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine blue white 'Story of the White Hare' bowl and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 362. A fine blue white 'Story of the White Hare' bowl and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2  in., 19.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides rising to a short upright rim and supported on a slightly tapered foot, the exterior vibrantly painted in rich and varied tones of underglaze blue with a lively, continuous narrative scene depicting the moment the young soldier, Yaoqi Lang,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 365. A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep 'U' form rising to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with a scene of a couple, the amorous pair locked in embrace atop a table amid further furnishings and a broad-leafed plantain tree, all below a slender crescent moon and a constellation, the base... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A fine and rare blue and white censer, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Lot Sold 77,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of bombé form supported on a gently splayed, channeled foot, finely painted with two rectangular panels, one a Daoist scene enclosing the Eight Immortals each holding an identifying attribute, gathering to pay homage to Shoulao sitting beneath a craggy pine tree flanked by a recumbent deer and a standing... [Lire la suite]