24 avril 2017

A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640

Lot 192. A blue and white 'deer and cranes' sleeve vase, Circa 1640; 43.2cm (17in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 36,000). Photo Bonhams. Vividly painted around the body in vibrant tones of cobalt blue, depicting a continuous garden scene with two deer and a gnarled pine trees amidst rockwork and flying cranes above, all beneath floral sprigs around the neck.  Provenance: a distinguished European private collection   Note: The highly auspicious combination of deer and cranes denotes... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 193. A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 20.6cm (8 1/8in) diam. Estimate £35,000 - 50,000 (€42,000 - 60,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely potted with a slightly recessed base and deep sides, the well painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a scene of the Tang poet Li Bai in an audience with the Tang emperor Minghuang, flanked by ministers and court officials, all within a palatial setting beneath large curtains.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1979, lot... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 191. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo Bonhams. The lower section painted in vivid blue with a continuous scene of two kneeling attendants proffering a book and cap of office before a dignitary followed by attendants carrying halberds and banners, all beneath three bands of leafy scrolls and floral sprays.  Note: The present vase depicts attendants holding a tray with an official hat on it,... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Eight Immortals' incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 190. A large blue and white 'Eight Immortals' incense burner, Late Ming Dynasty; 24.7cm (9 3/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. The tapered cylindrical sides rising from three cabriole feet, painted around the exterior with a continuous scene of Eight Immortals and attendants in a garden landscape, the Queen Mother of the West descending from a cloud and bearing a tray of peaches, all beneath a band of eight Lança characters reserved on a trellis ground. ... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

Two Swatow blue and white dishes for the Islamic market, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 189. Two Swatow blue and white dishes for the Islamic market, Late Ming Dynasty, 16th-17th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) diam. (2). Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,200 - 9,600). Photo Bonhams.  One dish painted in the well with a three-peaked rocky island above two islands linked by a bridge above a boat, a fish and a lobster rising from the waves, all surrounded by a lotus scroll and medallions containing dancing men and Arabic script, 41.3cm (16 1/8in) diam; the other dish painted with two... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521)

Lot 188. A rare blue and white 'lingzhi' dish, Hongzhi-Zhengde period (1488-1521); 26.3cm (10 1/4in) diam. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,600 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with gently rounded sides raising to a slightly everted rim, the interior painted in pale shades of blue with a central medallion enclosing four lingzhi funghi borne on leafy meanders, the exterior similarly decorated with six lingzhi funghi surrounded by scrolling foliage, box. (2). Provenance: Herman... [Lire la suite]

24 avril 2017

A large Fahua jar and cover, guan, Early 16th century

Lot 182. A large Fahua jar and cover, guan, Early 16th century; 43cm (17in) high.Estimate £30,000 - 40,000 (€36,000 - 48,000). Photo Bonhams. Boldly decorated in relief on a dark purple-blue ground with one trailed-slip standing crested mythical crane and another with head lowered between its long legs, divided by large double sprays of peony in profile around an upright Lake Tai garden rock, the details boldly glazed in mustard-yellow, turquoise and aubergine, the original domed cover with two horizontal leafy... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2017

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents largest-ever display of paintings by Sandro Botticelli in the U.S.

Sandro Botticelli and workshop, Venus (detail), about 1484–90. Oil on canvas, transferred from panel. Galleria Sabauda, Turin. lnv. 172. BOSTON, MASS.- This spring, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, presents the largest exhibition of paintings by Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510) ever to be shown in the US. Perhaps more than any other painter, Botticelli exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century, and his signature style of strong contours, lyrical poses and flowing... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2017

A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 322. A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) wide (2). Estimate £30,000 - 35,000 (€36,000 - 42,000). Photo: Bonhams. The table of lobed six-sided form, the top panel painted with elaborate pavilions and rocks amidst wispy clouds and foaming waves within a leiwen border, all above a diaper waist gilt with flower heads, resting on a bombe apron carved with interlocking barbed cartouches enclosing the 'Auspicious Emblems'... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer rectangular cabinet, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 323. A rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer rectangular cabinet, Late Ming Dynasty; 39.5cm (15 1/2in) wide x 23cm 9in) deep x 40cm (15 6/8in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. The cabinet with a detachable front panel concealing a shelf; the top, rear, two sides and front panels each carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a barbed cartouche enclosing magpies hovering over convoluted and pitted rocks issuing sprigs of blossoming lotus flowers and peonies, the base... [Lire la suite]