30 novembre 2021

Chinese porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 17. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Width 7.8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 630 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's painted to the exterior with a peacock standing on blossoming peony branches. Property from the Ezekiel Collection. Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927). Lot 20. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 5.8 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2021

A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 361. A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 11.5 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's brightly painted and enamelled to each face with a scaly ferocious dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all above rocks and foaming waves and below a foliate scroll band, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in under-glaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Acquired in 1983. Sotheby's. Two... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2021

A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 350. A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); Length 15 cm, 5⅞ in. Lot sold: 21,420 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's modelled standing with head raised and beak open, the pierced wings neatly folded and forming the cover, the body brightly decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd. London Sotheby's London, 7th June 2000, lot 165. Sotheby's. Two... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2021

A pair of large verte-Imari chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 320. A pair of large verte-Imari chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 54cm (21 1/4in) and 53.8cm (21 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 50,250 (€ 58,768). (Estimate £ 24,000 - £30,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each brightly enamelled with the Yang family female generals practising their equestrian skills within a pavilion garden, overlooked by a matriarch and attendants on a balcony above, within a border of large exotic floral blooms on a gilt foliate ground. Provenance: a European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2021

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

 Lot 325. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Height 20.5 cm, 8⅛ in. Lot sold: 85,680 GBP (Estimate: 40,000 - 0,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the globular tapering body rising to a rounded shoulder set with a short straight neck, decorated in green enamel with a pair of ferocious dragons, each chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst scrolling clouds, all beneath a frieze of bajixiang, the recessed base inscribed in underglaze-blue with the... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Lot sold: 13,860 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a flat base, painted and enamelled around the exterior with figures in a studio attending to the drunken poet. Provenance: Beaussant Lefèvre Paris, 19th November 2014, lot 53. Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2021

A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 322. A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 27 cm, 10⅝ in. Lot sold: 7,560 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot and moulded with a spiral lobe, set to one side with a correspondingly lobed tall loop handle and to the other with an elegant curved spout attached to the body with a strut, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Provenance:Sotheby's New York,... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A rare pair of copper-red-decorated 'five bats' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 296. A rare pair of copper-red-decorated 'five bats' bowls, Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period (1723-1735). Each 15.5cm (6 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 150,250 (€ 175,720). (Estimate £ 120,000 - £150,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each finely potted with deep curving sides rising from a straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior painted with four bats swooping and soaring in copper-red silhouettes, the intensity of the red subtly shifting from deep crimson to a pale pinkish-gray... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A metal-mounted wucai sweetmeat box, The porcelain mark and period of Wanli, the European mounts later

  Lot 313. A metal-mounted wucai sweetmeat box, The porcelain mark and period of Wanli, the European mounts later; Diameter including mount 23.5 cm, 9¼ in. Lot sold: 6,930 GBP (Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the interior modelled with a central floral compartment encircled by six radiating sections, each painted with pairs of birds, perched and in flight, on fruiting trees issuing from rockwork, the exterior similarly decorated above a classic... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A pair of large wucai 'immortals' jars and covers Transitional period, circa 1640's

Lot 304. A pair of large wucai 'immortals' jars and covers Transitional period, circa 1640's. Height 48.5 cm. 19 in. Lot sold: 35,280 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each of baluster form, rising from a flared base to a broad shouldered body, waisted neck and a slightly lipped rim, painted in bright enamels with Xiwangmu and attendants amidst a garden filled with rocks and leafy trees, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. ... [Lire la suite]