23 septembre 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 528. A yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 8⅝ in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 27,720 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted, with rounded sides rising from the short, tapering foot, covered in a rich yellow glaze save for the white-glazed base, inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance:  Sotheby's London, 8th November 2006, lot 256. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019),... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Lot 527. A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505). Diameter 8⅜ in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 31,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. the rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, glazed overall in a rich translucent egg-yolk yellow thinning at the rim, the recessed base glazed white and with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd. or Peter Boode, London (by repute), prior to 1955. Collection... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

Lot 526. A yellow-glazed dish, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521). Diameter 7 in., 18 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted with steeply rising sides and a short, tapering foot, covered overall with a bright yellow glaze, the base glazed white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance: Robert McPherson, London, 2008. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505)

Lot 525. A yellow-glazed dish, Hongzhi mark and period (1488-1505). Diameter 8⅜in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 31,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. with finely potted rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, covered overall in a yellow glaze, the base glazed white and inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance: Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Live... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A rare lobed wucai basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 524. A rare lobed wucai basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Width 13¾ in., 35 cm. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold 189,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of octagonal form, the interior freely painted with a seated figure approached by an attendant carrying a vessel, framed by a large overhanging pine tree, ornamental rockwork and ruyi-shaped clouds in the sky above, the deep lobed cavetto painted with eight pairs of similar scholars and attendants, repeated at the rim, the exterior painted... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty

Lot 347. A pair of gold 'dragon' hairpins, tongzan, Qing dynasty; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 6,075 (€ 5,174). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The head of each dynamic dragon rendered in intricate pierced work and delicate wiring, and crowned with a silver-gray pearl between a pair of scrolling horns, its hollowed, elongated body serving as the pin, executed in a repetitive openwork pattern. Note: Simon Kwan and Sun Ji suggest in Chinese Gold Ornaments (Hong Kong: Muwen Tang... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style

  Lot 346. A pair of gold 'lantern' earrings, erhuan, Ming dynasty style; 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high excluding pin (2). Sold for US$ 5,075 (€ 4,322). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each hollowed earring made by skillfully folding a beaten gold sheet into two globular sections with faceted sides, and mounted between delicate lotus petals, the base rendered as a lotus pod with tiny openings, with an elaborate S-shaped pin pulling from the top layers of a flower head and leaves. Note: Lantern-form earrings are... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 345. Two gold hairpins, zan, Late Qing dynasty; 3 1/2 and 2 1/8in ((8.9 and 5.4cm) long (2. Sold for US$ 2,805 (€ 2,389). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Including a bianzan made in the shape of a flat weaving shuttle, the central waist un-decorated, separating four registers of chased flowers on each side, curving toward two double-gourd finials, the underside with two cartouche marks, reading 'Yuzhen', and 'zujin' (pure gold); the second a dingzan hairpin with a tapering shaft widening and... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty

Lot 343. A pair of gold 'bat' earrings, erqian, Qing dynasty; 1 1/8in (2.8cm) diameter (2). Sold for US$ 1,530 (€ 1,303). © Bonhams 2001-2020 Each decorated with a carefully cut and chased bat soldered to the flattened hoop with beaded edges that narrows to a wire pin for threading through the earlobe. Note: Yang Zhishui states in Zhongguo Gudai Jinyin Shoushi (Beijing: Gugong, 2014) that during the Qing dynasty a new style of earrings came in fashion, known as erqian (vol. 3, p. 842).... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2020

A white jade mounted box, Late Qing dynasty

Lot 340. A white jade mounted box, Late Qing dynasty; 4 3/16in (10.6cm) wide. Sold for US$ 4,450 (€ 3,790). © Bonhams 2001-2020 The thin box of ruyi head outline, its exterior incised with pleasant leafy flowers, the underside stamped 'CHINA', 'STERLING', and an undecipherable mark, the hinged cover mounted with a conforming white jade plaque carved in openwork depicting flowers and long-tailed birds flanking a double-happiness character above an auspicious bat. Bonhams. Elegant Embellishments Featuring the RenLu... [Lire la suite]
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