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. Photo: 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 picked out with an iron-red butterfly, the base... [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]