07 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Landscape' baluster vase, 19th century

Lot 8045. A blue and white 'Landscape' baluster vase, 19th century; 17 7/8in (45.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 6,400 - 9,700). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The body painted with a mountainous waterscape populated with scholars and attendants carrying qin, amidst trees and rocks partially obscuring temples and houses, with birds flying in the distance, the trumpet neck decorated with a similar scene, the recessed foot surrounded by an unglazed foot ring.  Property from the Currier... [Lire la suite]

06 mars 2018

A blue and white fish bowl, Wanli mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 8044. A blue and white fish bowl, Wanli mark and of the period (1573-1620); 19 3/4in (50.1cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 24,000 - 40,000). Sold for US$ 125,000 (€ 101,493). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Heavily potted with rounded sides, the walls painted in deep underglaze blue with two dragons chasing a flaming pearl amid clouds, the six character mark also in underglaze blue on the face of the rim.  Property from the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. ... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

Bardith Ltd at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

Large blue and white bowl with landscape and floral decoration, circa 1700, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 6.5 in. (17 cm). Asking price: €10.267,52. © Bardith Ltd Kangxi Chinese blue and white porcelain punch bowl, circa 1700. Painted in underglaze cobalt blue, the bowl is decorated to the exterior with alternating panels showing flowering fruit trees and scenes of mountains, along the seashore. The bowl has a traditional shape molded in the form of a lotus-flower, with a high side wall and a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white 'Lotus' ritual water flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 104. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white 'Lotus' ritual water flask, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height 12 3/8  in., 31.4 cm. Estimate $60,000 — 80,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the elegant baluster body rising from a tall stepped spreading foot to a slender cylindrical neck divided by an angled disc-shaped collar at the mid-section, painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', a continuous lotus scroll at the body framed by borders of... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 108. A small blue and white barbed dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Diameter 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate $500,000 — 700,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the flat dish painted in inky-washes of vivid cobalt-blue with scattered flecks of silvery 'heaping and piling', the interior with a central medallion enclosing two peaches borne on a leafy stem, framed by a collar of radiating petals and a wreath of scrolling peony, the well divided into eight fluted panels, each painted with a single lotus... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2018

An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. following a Sassanian metal prototype, the upright cylindrical body rising from a short straight foot, painted in soft tones of underglaze blue with characteristic 'heaping and piling', with a large composite floral meander, the open blooms including peony, musk... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2018

An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487)

Lot 113. An extremely rare blue and white 'Lotus bud' vase, Ming dynasty, Chenghua period (1465-1487); Height 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate $1,000,000 — 1,500,000. Photo: Sotheby’s. the well potted pear-shaped body rising to a lotus bud-shaped mouth with raised overlapping layers of petals, the body freely painted in tones of soft cobalt-blue with lotus blooms on meandering leafy stems interspersed with occasional ears of millet, between bands of upright and pendent trefoils, the neck... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3680. A rare pair of blue and white 'Phoenix' bowls, marks and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 15.1 cm, 6 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 425,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017.  each with rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, the exterior painted with a pair of phoenix in flight amongst scrolling clouds, their wings widespread with finely detailed plumage, with a long tail billowing in the wind, all divided by double line borders at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3673. A blue and white footed jar, Mark and Period of Wanli (1573-1620); 13 cm, 5 1/8  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 375,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed  foot to an incurved rim, the body decorated in underglaze blue with four writhing dragons emitting flames, two rendered swooping downwards, the mythical creatures interrupted by four phoenix and four cranes, all amidst ruyi cloud scrolls repeated at the... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

Bol, Chine, Fours de Zhangzhou, dynastie des Ming, Wanli, fin 16°-17°siècle

Lot 29. Bol, Chine, Fours de Zhangzhou, dynastie des Ming, Wanli, fin 16°-17°siècle. D. 14,5 cm. Estimation 200 €/300 €. Résultat 273 €. Photo: Cornette de Saint Cyr 2018 Bol en porcelaine décorée en blanc sur un beau fond bleu dégradé sous couverte de trois grues parmi les lotus et, à l’intérieur, d’une croix vajra enrubanné (symbole de la doctrine de bouddha). Des pièces similaires ont été retrouvées dans les fours de Zhangzhou et Dongxi (Fujian) ainsi que les épaves du San Diego.  Pièces... [Lire la suite]