27 août 2019

An extremely rare wucai 'boys' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 686. An extremely rare wucai 'boys' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 3 3/8  in., 8.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of barrel form, the rounded sides boldly and freely painted in green, yellow, iron red, black and underglaze blue with a continuous scene of sixteen boys at play, the chubby children happily engaging in various activities such as flying a kite, galloping astride a hobby horse with an 'attendant', holding a... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2017

A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3675. A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620), 22 cm, 8 5/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,620,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, brightly painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the stepped domed cover with a central medallion enclosing sixteen boys at play in a fenced garden, with a boy dressed as a dignitary seated on a chair at the centre leading other boys around to read, beside a boy flying a kite and another group of... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3632. A blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, brightly painted in vivid shades of cobalt blue, the stepped domed cover with a central medallion enclosing sixteen boys at play in a fenced garden, with a boy dressed as a dignitary seated on a chair at the centre leading other boys around to read, beside a boy flying a kite and another group of boys gathered around a table, in... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2015

A circular blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A circular blue and white 'boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  12,000 — 15,000  HKD.  Lot Sold. 237,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's of circular form, the domed cover decorated in shaded tones of cobalt-blue with four court ladies in a courtyard and young boys at play, the sides of the box similarly decorated with frolicking boys, the base inscribed with a four-character inscription reading changming fugui ('longevity and wealth') within a double-circle, wood... [Lire la suite]