12 mai 2019

A rare and large 'Fahua' 'Bajixiang and dignitaries' jar and cover, guan, First half of the 16th century

Lot 35. A rare and large 'Fahua' 'Bajixiang and dignitaries' jar and cover, guan, First half of the 16th century; 44cm (17 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - 50,000 (€ 35,000 - 58,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019. Of compressed globular form, the central band decorated with scholars on horseback followed by a boy-attendant carrying a qin, amid gnarled pine trees, clouds and rocks, all between the Eight Buddhist Emblems on the shoulder and a band of lappets around the waisted base, all picked... [Lire la suite]

18 mars 2018

A turquoise-ground 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty

Lot 99. A turquoise-ground 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty; height 12 1/2 in., 31.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the body decorated in relief with figures on horseback accompanied by attendants, riding towards a pavillion enveloped in clouds, above a band of lappets around the foot, the shoulders with a ruyi-band each enclosing auspicious emblems, all picked out in white, blue, turquoise-blue and green against a vibrant turquoise... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521)

LOt 97. A rare dated 'Fahua' altar garniture, Zhengde mark and period (1506-1521); height of tallest vase 23 3/8 in., 60.6 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot Sold 116,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 comprising an incense burner and two vases, the former of compressed globular form supported on three stout cabriole legs, set to the shoulders with a pair of detachable curved strap handles fastened by slots and metal pins, the sides decorated with lotus scrolls in turquoise with gilt flowers on... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2018

A 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 95. A 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height without cover 14 1/2 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 the broad-shouldered body with a design of peacocks striding between luscious peony flowers and foliage, all outlined in relief and filled with bright turquoise, yellow and aubergine enamels reserved on a dark blue ground, together with: an associated dome-shaped cover with a bud-shaped finial (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 94. A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 12 1/4 in., 31.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 27,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of slender baluster form, the decoration of flowering lotus and pods rising from a bed of foaming waves, the shoulder with a band of beaded pendants suspending Daoist emblems, all picked out in aubergine, turquoise, yellow and white against a deep blue ground. Provenance: Antique Porcelain Company, New York, 1971 Note: A related vase... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A rare and large 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 92. A rare and large 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 266,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 robustly potted of baluster-form, finely molded and incised around the exterior with a dense design of peacocks standing between rockwork and flowering tree peonies, all set between pendent ruyienclosing large blooms around the shoulders with further clouds on a diaper ground collaring the straight neck and upright petal lappets... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2018

A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 91. A reticulated 'Fahua' garden seat, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 14 3/4 in., 37.5 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011 of barrel-form, boldly decorated around the rounded body with a reticulated design of peacocks striding amidst luscious flowering peonies and rockwork, all picked out in white, blue, turquoise and aubergine, flanked by lion mask handles and bordered by bands of raised bosses, the top with a pair of  shishi lions encircling a... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

  Lot 826. A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of baluster form, the openwork outer layer depicting eight scholars conversing and imbibing wine amidst branches of bristling pine and craggy rockwork, all between a band of upright lappets and an openwork row of leafy blooms, further lappets and detached clouds on the short neck, in blue, turquoise, yellow, white and... [Lire la suite]