31 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' wine cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

 Lot 3104. A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' wine cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,580,000 HKD (460,710 USD). © Sotheby's.  with delicately potted rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a gently flared rim, the exterior finely decorated with fluttering butterflies on one side and flowering plants borne on leafy stems issuing from the ground on the other, the interior... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2015

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A fine doucai 'Flower and Butterfly' wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate  50,000 — 70,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 437,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. delicately painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red and translucent green, yellow and aubergine enamels with four different butterflies fluttering above tall, slender grasses and flowering plants springing from outcrops of ornamental rockwork, the underside inscribed with a four-character Chenghua mark within a double-square; 9 cm., 3 1/2... [Lire la suite]