27 avril 2017

A rare famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 187. A rare famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body supported on a tall splayed channelled foot rising to a long slender neck and gently everted rim, the exterior enamelled with a scholar leaning on a rocky platform and holding a cup, under a leafy tree, all beneath a three-line poem describing the scene and entitled 'Yin Yue Tu'. Note: 清康熙 五彩「飲月圖」長頸瓶 Inscribed on the bottle... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2017

A famille verte baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 186. A famille verte baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29cm (11 3/8in) high. (2).  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of officials paying their respects to a seated dignitary and lady, all within palatial rooms and a fenced garden, wood cover. Note: The story depicted on the jar is from the play 'Thanksgiving Thrice', adapted from a popular novel by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍 (1574-1645). The story is about... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of famille verte vases, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 185. A pair of famille verte vases, gu, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 36cm (14 1/8in) high (2). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,500). Photo: Bonhams. Each finely enamelled on the upper section with an iron-red sun and a bird and insects in flight above sprays of peony, orchid and prunus issuing from rockwork, the central section with leafy peony sprays and the lower section echoing the upper section with butterflies in flight beside further branches of peony, prunus and bamboo. Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2017

A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 43.2cm (17in) high (4). stimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each raised on a gently-tapered foot, the exterior decorated in vivid enamels with eight large peony blossoms evenly distributed in two bands reserved on a dense ground of green leafy scrolling tendrils highlighted with underglaze blue, the upper register separated by four boys holding stems canopied by smaller peony petals to... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of famille verte saucer dishes, 17th century

  Lot 183. A pair of famille verte saucer dishes, 17th century; 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. (2). Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,500 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Enamelled to the interior respectively with a scene of a dignitary standing on a terraced garden anticipating the arrival of the Jade Emperor accompanied by an attendant, and a cowherd playing the flute travelling across a rocky landscape, each accompanied with a poem describing the scene. Note: On the dish with the official standing... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2017

A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 174. A doucai 'flower medallion' bowl, Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (1723-1735); 22.5cm (8 7/8in) diam. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 5,900). Photo: Bonhams. Decorated around the exterior with four medallions of lotus, peony, prunus and chrysanthemum in alternating bright iron-red and rose-pink enamels, dividing foliate strapworks, the interior with a medallion enclosing two butterflies within a double-circle repeated at the rim. Provenance: a British private... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2017

A rare famille rose ruby-ground 'prunus' bowl, Blue-enamelled Qingyitang zhi four-character mark, Qianlong-Jiaqing

Lot 173. A rare famille rose ruby-ground 'prunus' bowl, Blue-enamelled Qingyitang zhi four-character mark, Qianlong-Jiaqing (1736-1820); 17cm (6 3/4in) diam. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Delicately enamelled around the exterior with gnarled branches of white plum blossom reserved against a ruby-red ground. Provenance: a British private collection, and thence by descent  Note: The mark on the present lot reading 'Qingyitang zhi (慶宜堂製)' may be translated as 'made for the... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of famille rose pink-ground 'lantern, wasp and grain' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

    Lot 172. A pair of famille rose pink-ground 'lantern, wasp and grain' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850); 16.1cm (6 1/4in) diam. (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Each finely enamelled around the exterior with a continuous foliate scroll of lotus alternating with lanterns on a pink ground, all below a yellow border of ruyi, the interior with a central medallion enclosing insects and lotus, further encircled by a border of peach and... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of doucai 'Shou and Peach' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850)

   Lot 169. A pair of doucai 'Shou and Peach' dishes, Daoguang seal marks and of the period (1821-1850). Each 14.7cm (5 3/4in) diam. (2). Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. The interiors both enamelled in red and green and painted in underglaze blue with a medallion depicting a peach tree, the trunk gnarled and curved to form a shou character amid lingzhi fungus and rocks, the exterior similarly decorated with three peach trees in the form... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 168. A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 28.5cm (11 1/4in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with slightly tapering sides, vibrantly enamelled to the exterior with an abundance of grape vines, depicting clusters of red, yellow and green fruits hung on green and underglaze-blue leaves amidst iron-red trailing fruiting tendrils issued on drooping branches, the flat rim decorated with a band enclosing peony blossoms borne on scrolling foliage. ... [Lire la suite]