27 avril 2018

A rare Ming blue and white saucer-dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521)

Lot 1988. A rare Ming blue and white saucer-dish, Zhengde six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1506-1521); 6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price realised HKD 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The rounded sides rising from a tapered ring foot to the slightly everted rim, well painted on the exterior with two dragons striding through cruciform clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' and on the interior with three vaporous clouds... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2018

A fine Ming blue and white floral dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 1987. A fine Ming blue and white floral dish, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 9 1/2 (24.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Delicately painted in inky shades of cobalt blue with a central roundel depicting four stylised flowerheads and serrated leaves borne on undulating vine within double-circles, the reverse similarly decorated with a wide band of flower scroll, box. ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2018

A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1986. A small Ming blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1522-1566); ; 4 1/2 in. (10.8 cm.) high, Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 524,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The ovoid body painted with two five-clawed dragons striding amidst a stylised flame and lotus scroll and separated by two lotus blooms, above a band of overlapping petals around the foot, the shoulder with a band of lotus lappets... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2018

A magnificent early Ming blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 1851. A magnificent early Ming blue and white bowl, lianzi wan, Yongle period (1403-1425); 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) diam., box. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 7,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The deep sides rising from a point at the centre of the base, the exterior finely painted in rich blue tones with a band of elongated lotus petals below a keyfret border at the rim, the interior with a central spray of fruiting loquat within double circles, below a leafy... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white drug jar, late Ming dynasty

Lot 179. A rare blue and white drug jar, late Ming dynasty; 16cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000—4,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2009 tthe body of waisted form, above a spreading foot and everted rim, painted with cranes amongst peony, with a central rectangular panel to each side inscribed 'V.PLVMBI', Japanese wood box Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London
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26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 131. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. vividly painted around the exterior in bright tones of cobalt with two five-clawed dragons striding amongst clouds above a wavy sea, all between a band of flower blooms with scrolling foliage below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character mark within a double-circle, wood... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 124. A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 43.7 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted to the interior with a central roundel enclosing five deer amidst blossoming flowers and leafy foliage issuing from rockworks, with a wide band of further blossoming flowers and rockworks in the cavetto, the reverse decorated with birds on branches and lingzhi sprays . From an Italian... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 123. A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed lobed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall cylindrical flanged neck, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with panels of leafy lingzhi sprays divided by a mamiform spout. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 122. A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous frieze of mythical beasts including a winged horse, Buddhist lion and qilin amongst rolling clouds and above cresting waves, the neck and spout decorated with leafy peaches and auspicious... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring). From an Italian collection. ... [Lire la suite]