11 novembre 2019

An iron-red ground underglaze-blue garlic-neck vase, Transitional period, ca. 1650

Lot 327. An iron-red ground underglaze-blue garlic-neck vase, Transitional period, ca. 1650. Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. painted to the body with a lotus pond flourishing with blossoms and large lotus leaves, the neck decorated with floral sprigs highlighted with green-enamelled leaves, all reserved against an iron-red ground densely detailed with fish-roe pattern. Provenance: Bonhams London, 17th May 2012, lot 239. ... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2019

A large famille-verte 'Western Chamber' charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 329. A large famille-verte 'Western Chamber' charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 51.6 cm, 20⅜ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold: 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's painted to the interior with scenes from the Romance of the Western Chamber within cartouches, all reserved on a dotted green ground with various flowers, the base with a leaf within a double circle in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 266. A famille-rose 'sanduo' bowl, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Diameter 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a straight rim, enamalled to the exterior with branches of lychee, peach and pomegranate forming the sanduo ('Three Abundances'), the base with a six-character seal mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 264. A turquoise-ground famille-rose and gilt box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Length 16 cm, 6¼ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold: 32,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's painted and gilt to the top of the cover with a central stylised shou roundel surrounded by lotus blossoms borne on intertwining foliage and four bats with outstretched wings, the sides of the box similarly decorated, all reserved against a rich turquoise ground, the rims gilt, the base and interiors... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

A large famille-verte charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 197. A large famille-verte charger, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 50.8 cm, 20 in. Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP. Lot sold: 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's brightly decorated to the interior with a central medallion enclosing two qilin in a landscape setting, surrounded by panels enclosing various animals encircled by cartouches filled with flower baskets, birds and flowers, the flared rim with oval panels containing butterflies... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

Two wucai 'figural' jars and covers, 17th century

Lot 196. Two wucai 'figural' jars and covers, 17th century. Height of taller 40.3 cm, 15⅞in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold: 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of baluster shape, brightly painted around the exterior with ladies and young boys at play within a fenced garden setting, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019

11 novembre 2019

A famille verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 195. A famille verte brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 14 cm, 5½ in. Estimate:  4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold: 8,125 GBP. Photo Sotheby's boldly painted around the cylindrical body with fluttering butterflies amidst large flowering peonies and asters issuing from rockwork.  Provenance: Sotheby's London, 5th November 2014, lot 261. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
11 novembre 2019

A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

  Lot 81. A Chinese imperial inscribed famille rose yangcai  wall vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795), 19cm high. Sold for £380,000. © Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers well modelled and flattened at the back, the pear-shaped form on a short splayed foot, flanked by a pair of ruyi handles to the waisted neck, the body inscribed with an imperial poem appraising incense in a circular cartouche with a yuti mark followed by two iron-red seal marks... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare Ming-style copper-red decorated moonflask, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 156.  A rare Ming-style copper-red decorated moonflask, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 17.5 cm, 6⅞ in. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 237,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the flattened spherical body supported on a small domed foot and surmounted by a narrow waisted neck with central collar and incurved rim, joined to the shoulders by two strap handles forming right-angles and terminating in moulded ruyi-heads above florette bosses, the slightly domed... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 159. A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' plaque, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Diameter 31.8 cm, 12½ in. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's of flattened circular form, painted on one side with a sinuous leaping five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, all within a stylised scroll border. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 9th June 2004, lot 216. Note: The... [Lire la suite]