19 mars 2019

An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 534. An extremely rare and large blue and white 'Dragon' moonflask, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 15 1/2 in, 39.4 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. Lot Sold 920,000 USD. © Sothebys skillfully potted with a broad, gently compressed, rounded body rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, the neck flanked by a pair of archaistic chilong-form handles, each side of the body exquisitely and richly painted in shades of cobalt blue with a frontal five-clawed dragon, limbs outstretched and soaring... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll border, the conforming... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 43,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 342. A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tall slightly tapering body of square section, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, each side with a rectangular panel enclosing a different flowering plant; one with chrysanthemum emerging from rockwork, another with a blossoming camellia tree with a pair of flycatchers, the third panel with flowering... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 317.A rare underglaze-blue and copper-red 'West Lake' quadrangular vase, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate: US$50,000 - US$70,000. Lot Sold 112,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section and rectangular form tapering towards the base, finely painted in varying tones of blue with each panel featuring a different depiction of the West Lake; one with two boatmen in skiffs ferrying passengers about to pass one another in between a pair of large boulders, another panel... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

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

Lot 363. A fine and rare blue and white hu-form vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000. Lot Sold 62,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted, the pear-form body rising to a waisted neck with a raised fillet and an elegantly flaring rim, all supported on a tall splayed foot, finely painted in vivid tones of sapphire blue with a scholar reclining beneath a tall, arching pine tree, leaning with one arm supported on a stack of books, gazing... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 622. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 6 5/8in (16.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 7,100 - 8,900). Sold for US$ 8,825 (€ 7,776) inc. premium0 © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a short slightly tapered foot ring, the interior decorated with three stylized clouds, the exterior with two striding dragons pursuing flaming pearls, the convex foot inscribed with a six-character mark enclosed within a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 736. A blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head with rounded... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 735. A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head... [Lire la suite]