08 septembre 2017

A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Wanli Mark and Period, circa 1573-1620

Lot 78218. A Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Dragon Jar, Ming Dynasty, Six-character Wanli mark in blue underglaze and of the period, circa 1573-1620; 8-3/4 inches high (22.2 cm). Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000. SOLD FOR: $15,000.00. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. Mouth of jar encased in bronze, presumably reduced, with later fitted cover; Errant surface scratches, two glaze inclusions to foot, with wear commensurate with age and use.  Provenance: Property of a New York... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2017

A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century

Lot 78217. A Large and Rare Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Windswept Jar, Guan, Ming Dynasty, 15th century, 13-7/8 inches high (35.2 cm). Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000. SOLD FOR: $87,500.00. Courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The jar having reticulated carved rosewood lid, neck adorned with banded scrollwork in blue underglaze, shoulder with repeating crosshatching and foliate cartouches, body decorated with Xiwangmu, "Queen Mother of West" holding a basket of peaches and flanked by two female... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 22. A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 11 1/8  in., 28.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 93,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with a flared rim, finely painted with a large five-clawed dragon writhing amid flames and clouds, with its young below striding among crashing waves, the base with a six-character seal mark  ... [Lire la suite]
06 septembre 2017

A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 19. A rare and magnificent blue and white ewer, Yongzheng seal mark and period (1723-1735). Height 10 in., 25.5cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD. Lot sold 936,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's inspired by a metalwork prototype, elegantly potted with a broad cylindrical body molded with two ribbed fillets between two registers of molded chrysanthemum petals, rising to a rounded shoulder and waisted neck with a bulbous mid-section and flaring gently to a broad spout, finely painted in... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1189. A large blue and white lobed jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566), 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The six-lobed jar is decorated in the exterior with rows of stylized lotus flowers borne on foliate scrolling stems, above lappets at the spreading foot and below scrolling bands on the shoulder and neck.  Note: Although large blue and white jars are... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1187. A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Wanli period (1573-1619), 22 3/8 in. (56.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The heavily potted vase is decorated all over with shou character medallions amidst clouds, each facet of the lower body with a medallion of Shoulao seated beside an incense burner above a continuous band of breaking waves at the base, the upper bulb further decorated with four circular medallions containing a peach-bearing tree... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

An unusual blue and white dish with foliate rim, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

    Lot 1184. An unusual blue and white dish with foliate rim, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue and of the period (1573-1619), 5 ¾ in. (14.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated on the interior with a five-clawed dragon and a long-tailed phoenix amidst stylized clouds, the cavetto and the reverse are similarly decorated with two pairs of confronting dragon and phoenix, cloth... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 1182. A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century, 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Of square section, the vase is decorated on the faceted body with a continuous scene of Daoist figures in a landscape with rocks and plants, all between lappet petals on the foot and upright leaves on the neck which is flanked by a pair of halberd-form handles, fitted Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yukawa Genyo (Shichiseki-ou, b.... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2017

Porcelain jar and cover painted in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Porcelain jar and cover painted in underglaze blue, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1424). Height: 14 cm (with lid), Width: 12.5 cm. Donated by Mrs Ivy Clark (née Sanders), 1972,0619.1.a © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum This ovoid jar has a wide base with a narrow foot ring, short neck with a broad mouth and a domed cover with a lotus-bud finial. It is exquisitely painted with a continuous scene of assorted flowering plants growing from a sketchily delineated ground, including Chinese pinks,... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

A rare small blue and white hexagonal jar, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1180. A rare small blue and white hexagonal jar, Early Ming dynasty, 15th century, 4 ½ in. (11.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The small hexagonal jar is decorated in deep cobalt blue with 'heaped and piled effect' with a continuous, leafy scroll bearing different types of chrysanthemums between a band of petals above the foot and aruyi band on the shoulder.  Note: This very rare hexagonal jar belongs... [Lire la suite]