19 septembre 2021

A yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'double-gourd' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566)

Lot 83. A yellow-ground underglaze-blue 'double-gourd' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Height 7½ in., 19.1 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 75,600 USD © Sotheby's 2021 the globular lower body and pear-shaped upper bulb boldly painted in deep cobalt blue with meandering leafy lotus scroll, the waisted midsection with florets and a row of ruyi heads, all against a rich yellow-enameled ground, the base white and with a six-character mark within a... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2021

A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 84. A large blue and white 'double-gourd' vase, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566). Height 25 in., 63.5 cm. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD. Lot sold: 44,100 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the lower bulb of square section, each side boldly painted in inky cobalt blue with a fabulous beast including a qilin, an elephant, a lion, and a horse, sweeping into a constricted waist and surmounted by a round upper bulb, painted with crane and shou medallions on a cloud scroll... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2013

A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 25. A teadust-glazed 'double-gourd' vase, Qianlong seal mark and period (1736-1795). Height 10 1/8 in., 25.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 98,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's well-potted with a globular lower bulb rising to a slender, tapering upper bulb flanked by a pair of S-shaped loop handles terminating in ruyi-heads at the shoulders of the lower bulb, the waist faintly molded with a band of petals divided by a central rib, covered  in an even,... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2012

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong

An Exceptional Pair of Large Cloisonne 'Double-Gourd' Vases. Seal Marks and Period of Qianlong - Photo Sotheby's  each with a rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a flared rim below a gilt-lipped mouth, masterfully decorated overall with a profusion of double-gourds of various shapes, suspended from long leafy vines interspersed with white flowers and curling tendrils, the leaves and gourds enamelled in delicate shades of green and yellow... [Lire la suite]