22 juin 2021

A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 32. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Hauteur: 20 cm. (7 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price Realised EUR 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. La verseuse est en forme d'éléphant stylisé luxueusement harnaché. Il porte sur son dos un tapis précieux surmonté d'un vase. Note: Chinese porcelain kendi, deriving from a Middle Eastern form, were made in several animal forms in the Ming dynasty, including frog and elephant.... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 324. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Length 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled with its head facing upwards and the truncated tusks forming a double-spout, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with cartouches depicting garden scenes. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

LOt 115. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 113. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Note: A similar kendi was sold in... [Lire la suite]