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]
08 novembre 2019

A doucai 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 152. A doucai 'chrysanthemum' cup, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7.3 cm, 2⅞ in. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 137,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's with steep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, delicately painted around the exterior with four medallions of chrysanthemum flowers, the blooms in iron-red, yellow and purple around cross-hatched stamens, set against densely painted leaves and buds, divided by paired lotus sprays in similar palette, the base... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 151. A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a subtly flared rim, elegantly enamelled to the exterior with a leafy sprig of bright yellow asters, accompanied by three butterflies detailed with various colours and patterns, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 149. A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.5 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 112,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, delicately enamelled around the exterior with a red-flowering peach tree with small blossoms among scant leaves, representing the third month, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem followed by a seal mark reading... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 176. A pair of famille verte 'month' cups, Qianlong six-character seal marks in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each cup is finely enamelled to the deep flaring sides with clusters of narcissi growing beside blue ornamental rocks and roses, emblematic of the eleventh month of the calendar year. Provenance: A private Asian collectionChristie's Hong Kong, 28... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2019

A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 33. A green-enamelled 'dragon' jar and cover, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 70,000 - 90,000 GBP. Lot sold 87,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. well potted with a tapering ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a rounded shoulder and a short neck, painted to the exterior in rich tones of green enamel with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls amidst cloud scrolls, all between a register of bajixiang ('Eight... [Lire la suite]