19 janvier 2018

A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 126. A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 each modelled in the form of a recumbent horse with tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on four short legs. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013

19 janvier 2018

A blue and white octagonal vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 125. A blue and white octagonal vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 the baluster body divided into eight facets and surmounted by a short neck, painted with a scene from Sanguo Yanyi (Romance of Three Kingdoms) depicting a military official riding a horse and pointing his halberd at a lady with a basket by the banks, in a distance three attendants carrying flags and weapons shielding... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A large fahua ‘Peacock and Peony’ jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 120. A large fahua ‘Peacock and Peony’ jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 38.7cm., 15 1/4 in. Estimation: 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 the rounded shoulder tapering to a gently spreading foot, surmounted by a short neck with lipped rim, the exterior decorated in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamel against a dark blue ground, depicting a pair of peacocks in a garden with blossoming peony branches, lingzhi and pierced rocks, all below a band... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 108. A blue and white bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 28.2cm., 11 1/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GPB. Lot sold 27,500 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's 2013  the globular body rising from a short foot to a tapering neck with lipped rim, painted with shaped cartouches variously enclosing peach, pomegranate, peony and chrysanthemum on stools wrapped with brocaded textiles, all below ruyi-shaped lappets decorated with smaller ruyi heads against a diaper ground, the neck... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A large blue and white 'Peacock' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 107. A large blue and white 'Peacock' bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 35.9cm., 14 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GPB. Lot sold 7,500 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's 2013  the deep rounded sides supported on a straight foot, the exterior painted with six peacocks in a garden landscape above a ruyi band, all below squirrels clambering amongst grape vines at the rim, the foot with a classic scroll, the interior with a medallion enclosing a peacock among flowering branches, encircled at... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2018

The Courtauld Gallery opens first exhibition dedicated to the drawings of Antoine Caron

Antoine Caron, Game of Quintain, 1575 - 1580 © The Courtauld Gallery, London. LONDON.- This focused international loan exhibition, the first dedicated to the drawings of Antoine Caron (1521-1599), brings together a celebrated group of drawings executed for his patron Catherine de’ Medici queen of France (1519-1589).  Centred around the Valois series, a set of drawings of courtly pageantry here reunited for the first time, the display showcases the way in which the powerful and influential Catherine promoted herself... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 104. A blue and white 'dragon' dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); 21cm diam., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 98,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2013 well potted with rounded sides and painted in vibrant inky-blue tones with a central medallion enclosing a sinuous five-clawed dragon, surrounded by two striding dragons at the cavetto, with two further dragons around the exterior framed by a ruyi band at the foot, all against a dense lotus... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed censer, Ming dynasty

 Lot 45. A ‘Longquan’ celadon-glazed censer, Ming dynasty; 11.8cm., 4 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the compressed globular body rising from three legs issuing from animal masks to a flared neck and an everted rim, flanked by a pair of upright fish handles, the body freely carved with lotus blooms below a band of stiff leaves, covered overall in a sea-green glaze running short of the foot revealing the dark brown body. Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

A small purple-splashed 'jun' censer, Ming dynasty

Lot 25. A small purple-splashed 'jun' censer, Ming dynasty; 6.5cm., 2 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the six-lobed body rising from three spreading legs to a ribbed neck with an everted rim, covered overall in a milky-lavender glaze splashed with reddish purple, ivory stand; together with a small green-glazed Jun bowl. Quantity: 3 Provenance: Purchased in France, 15th May 1992 (censer) and 1964 (bowl).  Sotheby's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2018

A large Dehua ‘peony’ charger, 17th century

Lot 21. A large Dehua ‘peony’ charger, 17th century; 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2013. the shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, freely carved to the interior with a leafy peony spray; together with a large Dehua tripod censer. Quantity: 2 Provenance: Purchased in France, 12th February 1996 (charger) and 1989 (censer).  Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2013
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