07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 438. A cloisonné enamel 'dragon' moonflask, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 29.8cm., 11 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the flattened circular body rising from a straight foot to a cylindrical neck, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles, brightly decorated to the front and back with a sinuous dragon amongst meandering lotus scrolls, all reserved on a turquoise ground, the handles with stylised ruyi clouds. Provenance: A French... [Lire la suite]

07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'carp' dish, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 435. A cloisonné enamel 'carp' dish, Late Ming dynasty; 13.6cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot, decorated with a central medallion enclosing a carp leaping from turbulent waves, all encircled by leafy lotus sprays separated by radiating clouds, the exterior with a composite floral scroll and the base with ruyi clouds. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2020

A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 434. A small cloisonné enamel seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 4.8cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 27,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the cover decorated with a floral spray and bamboo issuing from rocks, encircled at the sides with meandering floral scrolls. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 7 November 2012
07 février 2020

A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435)

  Lot 433. A rare gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel cup stand, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); 19.2cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 61,250 GBP. © Sotheby's. the interior cast with a domed ring to the centre with a flat well and everted rim, finely enamelled to the centre with a single lotus spray framed by a border of lotus lappets, lotus and chrysanthemum sprays, the well with scattered florets with cloud scrolls interspersed by floret... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' tripod charger, Ming dynasty, late 16th century

Lot 432. A cloisonné enamel 'dragon and phoenix' tripod charger, Ming dynasty, late 16th century; 44.5cm., 17 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,450 GBP. © Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising from three gilt-bronze ruyi feet to a broad everted rim, brightly decorated to the central medallion with a dragon and phoenix in flight amongst clouds contesting a flaming pearl, all surrounded by meandering lotus and floral scrolls repeated on the exterior and the base. ... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2020

A small gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (1426 - 1435)

Lot 431. A small gilt-bronze cloisonné enamel 'lotus' dish, Ming dynasty, Xuande period (1426-1435); 12.4cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the slightly convex well brightly enamelled with an octafoil rosette of eight radiating teardrops within blue-edged white lappets ringed with yellow-centred bright green barbed lappets edged with red, encircled by six scrolling lotus in contrasting colours with red- and yellow-tipped feathery leaves, with a... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2019

A fine cloisonné enamel bottle vase, 18th century

A fine cloisonné enamel bottle vase, 18th century; 12.5 cm in height. Estimate €5,000 - €7,000. © Catawiki The vase with a pear shaped body rises from the shoulders to a long narrow neck and flares at the mouth rim to reveal a gold gilt interior. The vase is decorated with various designs, the central motif being shou characters surrounded by bats. To the neck lappets formed of greek key design rise towards the mouth. A boarder of lappets inclosing lotus flowers surround the base. Provenance: Martindale... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2019

A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 69. A rare pair of champlevé enamel 'luduan' censers and covers, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each of the censers is cast as a mythical beast, luduan, with its rotund body finely decorated with flower heads amongst tendrils, highlighted in blue and red champlevé enamels against a turquoise ground. The small bell is cast above a stripe of pink enamelled... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435) 

Lot 119. A rare cloisonné enamel vase, zun, Xuande period (1426-1435); 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 200,000 - GBP 300,000. Price realised GBP 265,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Of archaic bronze form, finely enamelled with multi-coloured stylised lotus-heads borne on leafy stems against a rich turquoise ground, the interior of the mouth similarly decorated with a lotus scroll above ten incised gilt upright plantain leaves, the trumpet neck, drum-shaped mid-section and spreading foot... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 57. A rare cloisonné enamel meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 24.5cm., 9 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,125 GBP. © Sotheby's the broad shouldered baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a narrow waisted neck with rolled rim, polychrome decorated around the exterior with leafy scrolling lotus reserved on a turquoise ground, all between lotus-lappet and stiff leaf bands, the footring and rim gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
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