24 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Peach Blossom Spring' brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 749. A large blue and white 'Peach Blossom Spring' brushpot, Transitional period, circa 1640. Height 8 in., 20.8 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical section, painted with a continuous narrative depicting various scenes from Peach Blossom Spring; the fisherman alone in a sampan, encountering a sage in the mystical forest, and a boy sharing the news of the mysterious visitor, all within heavy scrolling... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Figural' sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 748. A blue and white 'Figural' sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Height 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body finely painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a continuous highly animated scene depicting a group of armed men giving chase over rocky terrain to a soldier, fleeing over water on the back of mythical tortoise, observed from a distance by a pair of compatriots... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 745. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 7 1/8  in., 18 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated, draped in long flowing robes falling in folds exposing the bare left foot, the shawl loosely tied at the front revealing a beaded pendant on the bare chest, the right hand resting on the raised right knee, the left holding a scroll and supported on a beast-mask fronted arm rest, the head slightly... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 744. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. standing barefoot on a pedestal of swirling clouds, the face modeled with a serene expression with downcast eyes, pendulous earlobes and an urna mark on the forehead, the hair gathered in a high chignon secured by a lingzhi-form tiara beneath a draped cowl extending over the rounded shoulders, the long billowing robes open... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2019

A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 739. A blue and white Ming-style 'Dragon' meiping, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-1735). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the sides rising at an angle to a broad, generous shoulder rounding upward before converging at the short waisted neck, painted in rich cobalt hues with a pair of confronting five-clawed sinuous dragons vigorously writhing amid flaming clouds above a turbulent sea, the... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 738. A rare small Ming-style blue and white 'lotus' jar, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 4 1/8  in., 10.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form, well potted with the broad shoulders gently tapering to a recessed base, surmounted by a short, waisted neck with a lipped rim, painted around the body in deep shades of cobalt blue accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with stylized lotus blossoms borne on... [Lire la suite]

24 mars 2019

A doucai 'floral' stem cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735)

Lot 737. A doucai 'floral' stem cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng period (1662-1735). Height 3 in., 7.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of deep rounded sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a tall splayed foot encircled by a raised fillet, the exterior delicately enameled with four stylized lotus blooms in iron red, yellow and aubergine, wreathed by foliage and softy outlined in underglaze blue, a demi-begonia border at the rim and... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A rare engraved translucent amber glass 'floral' bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796)

Lot 730. A rare engraved translucent amber glass 'floral' bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's with steep rounded sides rising to a flaring rim, the exterior delicately engraved with a leafy boughs of flowering camellia issuing blossoms and tender buds, with a pair of fluttering butterflies and an insect above, the base incised with a four-character mark within a double square. ... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A Yellow Peking Glass Covered Bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796)

Lot 215. A Yellow Peking Glass Covered Bowl, Qianlong mark and period (1735-1796). Diameter 10.2cm. Estimate $20,000-30,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. the flared body rising from short straight foot to lipped mouth rim, carved to the exterior with a pair of taotiemasks separated by two geometric phoenix-head and geometric roundels, the domed cover surmounted by a peony-shaped finial, carved in relief with lotus sprays and pierced through the center, the glass in a semi-transparent yellow tone,... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

A Yellow Glazed Porcelain Dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period (1505-1521)

 Lot 20. A Yellow Glazed Porcelain Dish, Ming dynasty, Zhengde period (1505-1521). Diameter 17.8cm. Estimate $20,000-30,000. © Leslie Hindman Auctioneers of circular form, the flaring walls covered in a bright yellow glaze, the underside bearing a Zhengde six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period.  Overall good condition with minor surface scratches and wear to glaze at interior. Property from an Important East Coast Collection. Provenance: Important Chinese Art, Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]