05 novembre 2012

A blue and white 'Phoenix medallion' bottle vase, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 327. A blue and white 'Phoenix medallion' bottle vase, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 35cm., 13 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the elegant ovoid body rising from a short foot to a tall slender neck with everted rim, painted in reverse around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with four phoenix medallions divided by ruyi clouds and scrolls, all within lappet and ruyi bands at the base and shoulder, the neck with... [Lire la suite]

21 septembre 2012

A celadon-ground iron-red 'phoenix medallion' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and period

A celadon-ground iron-red 'phoenix medallion' bowl. Jiaqing seal mark and period. Photo Sotheby's with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with five phoenix roundels, the phoenix with stylized heads and tails curled underneath, with one further roundel in the center of the interior, seal mark in underglaze blue. Diameter 5 5/8 in., 14.2 cm. Estimation: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot. Vendu 22,500 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15th-16th November... [Lire la suite]