19 décembre 2017

A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, 15th-16th century

Lot 312. A cloisonné enamel arrow vase, 15th-16th century. H. 13,7 cm. Estimate 10.000/15.000 €. Lot sold 19.000 €. Courtesy Nagel the squat globular section decorated with lotus flower-heads on a dark blue ground above a band of brick-red leafy lappets, the tall cylindrical neck with a collar of palmette leaves below floral scrolls divided by two short tubular ears. Few small filled losses to enamel, slightly chipped. Provenance: Former property from an old Berlin private collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2017

Attributed to Wang Yuan (Active 1328-1349), Quails and Autumn Flowers, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 164. Attributed to Wang Yuan (Active 1328-1349), Quails and Autumn Flowers, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, handscroll, 26,5 x 592,5 cm, ink and colors on silk. Estimate 4.000/6.000 €. Lot sold 36.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Unsigned. Five collectors' seals: "Weisa shi" (On the mounting in front of the picture and on the title label on the outside), four no more legible. Five seals of the Qianlong emperor (reg. 1736-1795): "Shiqu baoji", "Yizisun", "Qianlong jianshang", "Qianlong yulan zhi bao",... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A large blue and white deep dish, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

 Lot 877. A large blue and white deep dish, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 14 1/4in (36cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€6,800 - 10,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   Painted in outline and wash with a single stylized peony spray in a roundel framed by a narrow band of flower petals centering the floor of the well, a band of peony buds and leafy stems filling the cavetto and a diffuse scrolling tendril pattern to the inside edge of the rim, the reverse outlined with... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A group of three blue and white bowls with tall feet, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 876. A group of three blue and white bowls with tall feet, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6, 5 and 4 7/8in (16.3, 12.7 and 12.2cm) diameter, 3 3/8, 3 1/8 and 3 3/8in (8.7, 8.5 and 8.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,700). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   The largest loosely painted with a clam-shaped flower head at the base of the well reversed by a peony flower and leafy spray meander above jeweled lappets, the deeply recessed base finished with brown wash; the second, very... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

Two blue and white small saucer dishes, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 875. Two blue and white small saucer dishes, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 and 4 3/8in (15 and 11cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 800 - 1,200 (€680 - 1,000). Sold for US$ 375 (€316). Photo: Bonhams.   The larger of simple circular form with a short foot supporting a curving well centered with a lotus and trilliam roundel and a classic tendril scroll band at the rim reversed by a wider flower and leaf band on the upper exterior walls, the glaze stopping along the foot and partially... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A blue and white dish with fish design, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 874. A blue and white dish with fish design, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 9in (23cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,200 (€850 - 1,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   Painted in underglaze cobalt with striping along the walls and a fish swimming amid water weeds across the floor of the shallow well, the celadon-tinged glaze applied to the well and exterior walls, leaving the rim and the deeply foot area unglazed and a single ring of iron wash brushed along the join of the foot to the... [Lire la suite]

16 décembre 2017

An underglaze blue and polychrome enameled deep dish, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 873. An underglaze blue and polychrome enameled deep dish, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 13 3/8in (34cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,500 - 4,200). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   The wide well centered with a depiction of a stork standing amid lotus plants drawn in cobalt outline the repeats with striping and four flower heads on the curving side walls, the decoration finished with iron red outlines and green enameled details that continue on the exterior walls and tall... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2017

A small covered box with intricately painted underglaze blue and polychrome designs, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 871. A small covered box with intricately painted underglaze blue and polychrome designs, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 2 3/4in (7cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€840 - 1,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   Of compressed globular form, the cover molded with six lobes and painted in underglaze blue with conforming outlines of a six-petaled flower surrounded by cloud collar lappets with iron red and green enamel accents, the exterior walls similarly outlined and colored with... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A polychrome enameled bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century, the enamels possibly added later

Lot 870. A polychrome enameled bottle, bình Tỳ Bà, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century, the enamels possibly added later; 11 1/2in (29.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,100 - 6,800). Sold for US$ 3,750 (€3,165). Photo: Bonhams.   The graceful pear shape, intricately painted in iron red outline with successive registers of plantain leaves and composite lotus flowers, large curly-petaled peony blossoms attached to scrolling leafy tendrils and wave-filled reserves above jeweled... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2017

A tall footed bowl with polychrome enamel decoration, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 868. A tall footed bowl with polychrome enamel decoration, Lê dynasty, 15th-16th century; 4 3/4in (12cm) diameter, 3in (7.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€840 - 1,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.   Outlined in iron red and highlighted in green and yellow enamels forming a stylized flower and leaf spray band above jeweled lotus petals on the exterior walls and tall foot, the flared interior rim and well similarly painted with a broken diaper band, striping and a leafy branch... [Lire la suite]