08 janvier 2018

A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 134. A Very Rare and Fine Blue and White Bowl, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 7 5/8in. (19.4cm.) diam. Falk Collection no. 243. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,161,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The gently rounded sides finely painted on the exterior with an immortal, possibly Xiwangmu, seated on the back of a phoenix flying above an island-dotted lake towards the shore where a figure sits... [Lire la suite]

05 janvier 2018

A small blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366)

Lot 30. A small blue and white 'dragon' meiping, Yuan dynasty (1279-1366); 13.2cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 48,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the broad round-shouldered body rising from a slightly spreading tall foot to a narrow waisted neck with flaring rim, freely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a large sinuous and scaly three-clawed dragon. Provenance: Private collection, Leipzig, purchased in 1991 (by repute). Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 322. A large blue and white double-gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 45cm., 17 3/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 145,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the lower bulb brilliantly painted in cobalt blue with deer and cranes amongst a garden landscape with the ‘Three Friends of Winter’ and a fruiting peach tree, below scrolling peaches and a pendent lappet band, the upper bulb painted with stylised shou characters and a pair of cranes... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 409. A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.8cm, 7in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's modelled in the form of a recumbent buffalo with its head turned backward and the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on three short legs. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
03 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Six-dragon' vase, Shendetang zhi four-character mark in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850) 

Lot 351. A blue and white 'Six-dragon' vase, Shendetang zhi four-character mark in iron-red, Daoguang period (1821-1850); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 104,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The vase has an oviform body rising to a tall tapering neck with a flaring mouth, all supported on a short ring foot. The exterior is decorated with six writhing dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst clouds and flames, all above a key-fret band above the foot... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 208. A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is painted in brilliant tones of deep cobalt blue characterised by 'heaping and piling' effect on the interior with an interlacing vine bearing blossoms and buds including peony, camellia and mallow surrounded by their respective leaves, below a composite floral scroll of eleven... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2018

A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424)

Lot 208. A large rare blue and white 'floral scroll' dish, Yongle period (1403-1424); 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is painted in brilliant tones of deep cobalt blue characterised by 'heaping and piling' effect on the interior with an interlacing vine bearing blossoms and buds including peony, camellia and mallow surrounded by their respective leaves, below a composite floral scroll of eleven... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2018

A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 324. A large rare early Ming blue and white 'peony' dish, Yongle period (1403-1425); 14 ¾ in. (37.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 50,000 - GBP 80,000. Price realised GBP 74,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The dish is finely painted in bright sapphire-blue tones with two peony blooms growing from a curled branch bearing leaves and buds, surrounded on the cavetto with seven peony blooms and on the everted lipped rim with continuous scrolling sprays. The exterior is detailed with a further lotus... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 37. A blue and white 'Lotus Bouquet' dish, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425); 27.6 cm., 10 7/8 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,900,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base and a tapered foot, well painted on the interior in deep cobalt blue with a lotus bouquet of flowers, buds, leaves and a pod tied together with arrow-head and other water plants, encircled on the cavetto with a composite flower scroll of camellia,... [Lire la suite]
01 janvier 2018

A blue and white oviform jar, Chongzhen period (1621-1644)

Lot 6. A blue and white oviform jar, Chongzhen period (1621-1644); 26cm (10.1/4in) high. Estimate £2000 – 3000 (€2700 – 4000). Sold for £4,750 (€5,353). Photo Bonhams.  Painted with birds in flight amongst stylised cloud scrolls and in a garden of rockwork, peonies, chrysanthemums, bamboo and foliage, the neck with a band of foliate pendants.  Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE