23 novembre 2020

A pair of famille rose 'ladies' dishes, Yongzheng period (1723-1736)

Lot 39. A pair of famille rose 'ladies' dishes, Yongzheng period (1723-1736); Each 19.7cm (7 3/4in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 37,562 (€ 42,258). Photo: Bonhams. Each potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the interior finely painted with a seated lavishly dressed lady painting a leaf by a table, her attendant holding a floral fan to her side, a group of lingzhi stems, fly whisk and incense burner resting on the gilt stand behind them, one dish... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2020

A rare famille rose 'floral sprays' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period, the enamels probably later added

  ot 34. A rare famille rose 'floral sprays' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period, the enamels probably later; 19cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,036)). Photo: Bonhams. Thinly potted with gently curving sides rising from slightly tapered foot, enamelled possibly later with a peony spray in the well, with four sprigs of lotus, magnolia, chrysanthemums and prunus around the cavetto. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 28 April 1953, lot... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi

Lot 36. A famille verte square vase, Shunzhi-early Kangxi; 35.5cm (14in) high. Estimate £ 1,500-2,000. Sold for £ 26,312 (€ 29,434). Photo: Bonhams. The stoutly potted body with tapered rectangular sides supporting a waisted cylindrical neck and everted rim, each side painted in bright enamels with legendary figures from history and folklore including generals, scholars and emperors, the neck with florets and lozenges. Provenance: Robert Stanley Hope Smith (1910-1979), and thence by descent.... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A rare green enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark, 17th century

  Lot 34. A rare green enamelled incised 'dragon' dish, Hongzhi six-character mark, 17th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 16,312 (€ 18,248). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Montague L. Meyer collection, no.352 (label)Sotheby's London, 10 July 1951, lot 109Robert Stanley Hope Smith (1910-1979), collection no.V16, and thence by descent. Note: A similar dish from the Hongzhi period of the same size and shape but with the dragon surrounded by waves, deeply incised... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

Assiette en porcelaine à décor de dragons, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 169. Assiette en porcelaine à décor de dragons, Chine, dynastie Qing, époque Kangxi (1662-1722); 18 cm, 7 1/16 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 10,625 EUR. Photo Sotheby's. circulaire le rebord évasé, l'intérieur incisé avec un dragon vert présentant ses griffes dans les flots, le pourtour avec deux dragons allongés courant au-dessus des vagues, marque Hongzhi à six caractères dans un double cercle en bleu sous couverte. Note: A closely related dish from the Hongzhi... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2020

A rare café-au-lait ground famille rose 'orchid' bowl, Daoguang iron-red seal mark and of the period

Lot 31. A rare café-au-lait ground famille rose 'orchid' bowl, Daoguang iron-red seal mark and of the period (1821-1850); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 4,062 (€ 4,544). Photo: Bonhams. Finely potted with deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim from a short, inward-tapered foot, the exterior delicately enamelled with three clusters of orchids reserved on a café-au-lait ground below the gilt rim, one side with a calligraphic inscription.  Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2020

Two famille rose café-au-lait-ground bowls, Daoguang seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850).

Lot 1395. Two famille rose café-au-lait-ground bowls, Daoguang seal marks in iron-red and of the period (1821-1850); 8 7/8 and 5 5/8 in. (22.5 and 14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The larger bowl is decorated on the exterior of the rounded sides with vignettes of orchids reserved on a pale café-au-lait ground below the gilded rim. The smaller bowl is decorated on one side with a vignette of orchids, prunus... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2020

An underglaze-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 181. An underglaze-red 'phoenix' meiping, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 32.8 cm, 12⅞ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,760 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted with curved sides gently rising to generous rounded shoulders surmounted by a short waisted neck and lipped rim, boldly painted around the body in vibrant red tones with three phoenixes in different postures flying amongst flowering branches of hibiscus, all below a band of pendant ruyi-heads around the... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2020

A very rare famille rose 'butterflies and peonies' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 37. A very rare famille rose 'butterflies and peonies' dish, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 20cm (7 7/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - £ 5,000. Sold for £ 212,562 (€ 235,057). Courtesy Bonhams. The dish finely potted with gently curving sides rising from a short inward-tapering foot to a slightly everted rim, delicately enamelled with two butterflies fluttering in mid-air beneath a branch of flowering peony blossoms. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London (label), circa 1924... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2020

A rare pair of underglaze blue and gilt-decorated kinrande 'chilong' bowls, Jiajing six-character marks and of the period

Lot 33. A rare pair of underglaze blue and gilt-decorated kinrande 'chilong' bowls, Jiajing six-character marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 4 ¾ in. (12.1 cm.). Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Each bowl is decorated to the exterior with two pairs of confronting chilong, one in underglaze blue, the other in reserve with iron-red enamel highlights, interspersed with underglaze blue sprigs of lingzhi fungus and... [Lire la suite]