17 mars 2018

A blue and white 'squirrel and grape' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 383. A blue and white 'squirrel and grape' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in inky tones with a continuous broad frieze of numerous squirrels clambering among scrolling grape vines issuing curling leaves and clusters of fruit, the tiny furry animals peeking out from behind leaves and... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2016

A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 424. A large blue and white 'Squirrel and Grape' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 22.5 cm., 8 7/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2015 with deep rounded sides rising form a short foot to a slightly everted rim, deftly decorated around the exterior in cobalt-blue with fifteen squirrels frolicking amongst fruiting vines, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]