10 mars 2019

Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 733. Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each painted in tones of rich blue, the interior with a central roundel containing one or two blossoming flowers wreathed with leaves, bordered by a band of petals, the cavetto with a band of ruyi between line borders, the base with a fugui jiaqi ('fine vessel for wealth and honor') mark... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 505. A blue and white vase, yuhuchunping, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 12 3/8  in., 31.4 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a short slightly tapered foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted in rich tones of underglaze-blue with a peony scroll encircling the body, framed above and below by bands of alternating lappets and florets, the neck painted with two registers of lotus... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 503. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted in variegated cobalt tones with a continuous scroll of foliate stems issuing lotus blossoms, the motif framed between a double line at the rim and further plain bands encircling the foot, the interior centered with a large flowerhead within a double... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 502. A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted rim divided into five lobes, molded on the interior with a central raised ring decorated in underglaze blue with petal lappets, encircled by undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, all... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1639. A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The rounded, rectangular basket has low sides that support a U-shaped handle. The interior is decorated with four prancing horses, the handle with a loosely-painted leafy branch and scrolls, and the sides on the exterior are decorated with further leafy branches, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Ikemasa Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1638. A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ruyi-form, shallow tray is raised on three low loop-form feet, the interior decorated with a monkey stealing some fruit from a peach tree, and a four-clawed dragon descending amidst thick clouds. The sides on the exterior are decorated with a large diaper ground, wood cover and carved black and red lacquer cover,... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1637. A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The exterior is decorated on one side with a striding four-clawed dragon reaching towards a flaming pearl surrounded by flames, and on the other with a phoenix standing amidst leafy branches bearing six-petaled blossoms. The interior is decorated in the medallion with a bird perched on a rock next to a peony branch, and in the well... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very large blue and white 'Kraak' charger, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1636. A very large blue and white 'Kraak' charger, Wanli period (1573-1619); 20 in. (50.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The dish is potted with wide, flaring sides, and is decorated with a central scene of a tiger on a rocky promontory next to a pine tree, surrounded by a border of eight radiating panels, four containing Daoist emblems alternating with four containing peaches. The exterior is decorated with eight further panels, each containing a circular motif.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

Two small blue and white cups, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within single circles and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1635. Two small blue and white cups, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue within single circles and of the period (1522-1566); 2 ¾ and 2 3/8 in. (7 and 6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Each cup has shallow rounded sides decorated on the exterior with three sea beasts in flight between clouds and a ribbon-tied lozenge, and the domed center of the interior is decorated with a rock rising from waves within double circles, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 1634. A small blue and white square cup, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) square. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The sides are decorated with alternating scenes of birds in flight and perched on tree branches, and the interior is similarly decorated with a bird perched on a fruiting peach branch within a double square.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March... [Lire la suite]