28 avril 2017

A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

  Lot 11. A blue and white dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619), 9 3/4 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,860 - USD 19,290) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The dish is finely painted to the interior with a scene depicting an official seating in a garden and surrounded by attendants. The cavetto is decorated with five phoenixes amidst lotus blooms. The exterior is decorated with lingzhi heads.  Provenance: From the private collection of a... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2017

An Iznik pottery border tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 146. An Iznik pottery border tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590; 5 5/8 x 12¼in. (14.4 x 31.1cm). Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000 (USD 6,415 - USD 8,981). Price realised GBP 9,375 (USD 12,028). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The white ground decorated under the glaze in bole-red, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with repeating palmette and floral motif, minor chips to edge, intact. Provenance: Christie's, London, 15 October 1996, lot 228 Note: A similar Iznik border tile is in the Ömer... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2017

An Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580

Lot 141. An Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1580; 9 5/8 x 9 ½in. (24.4 x 24.2cm). Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,698 - USD 10,264). Price realised GBP 15,000 (USD 19,245). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Of square form, the white ground painted under the glaze in bole-red, cobalt-blue, green and black, intact, mounted and framed. Christie's. Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets, 27 April 2017, London, King Street
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27 avril 2017

A rimless Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590

Lot 155. A rimless Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1590; 11 7/8in. (30.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,830 - USD 19,245). Price realised GBP 9,375 (USD 12,028). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The white ground painted under the glaze in bole-red, cobalt-blue, green and black, the exterior with alternating blue roundels and foliate motifs, old exhibition label on the underside, repaired breaks.  Provenance: With Dikran Kelekian, Paris Literature: Die... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2017

A rare and impressive blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1530-35

Lot 156. A rare and impressive blue and white Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1530-35; 14in. (35.5cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 140,000 - GBP 180,000 (USD 179,620 - USD 230,940). Price realised GBP 281,000 (USD 360,523). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The white ground decorated under the glaze in turquoise and cobalt-blue, the exterior with scrolling vine beneath a cusped line, underside with an old collection label, repaired breaks. Provenance: With Fernand Adda ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A large brass astrolabe, Melchior Tavernier, 1632

Lot 193. A large brass astrolabe, Melchior Tavernier, 1632. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 102,640 - USD 153,960). Price realised GBP 137,000 (USD 175,771). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. The brass mater with throne and suspension shackle above, the rim graduated with two degree scales and one for hours, the inside of the womb plain with two plates, the first with stereographic projections to each side for 45° and 51°, the second with stereographic projection for 48° and a universal projection to... [Lire la suite]
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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]