18 septembre 2017

A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Lot 987. A pair of 'Dehua' 'Montgolfier balloon' ewers, Qing dynasty, late 18th century. Height of taller 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 7,500 — 12,500 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. each well-modeled as a hot-air balloon tethered to a gondola, the prow rising and curving to form the spout, the stern curling inwards and forming the handle, all raised on a pierced, wave-form base, stopper (3). Property from the Collection of Richard Lehman Gray. Note: In... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2017

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 206. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 27cm (10 5/8in) high. Estimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,000 - 4,100). Photo: Bonhams. The figure modelled wearing armour beneath his robe, wearing a cap with two braids falling on his shoulders, facing to one side and sitting astride a horse with full trappings. Provenance: an Italian private collection Note: Compare with a similar, but smaller, blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi, illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2017

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Budai, 17th century

  Lot 207. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Budai, 17th century.,15.3cm (6 1/8in) wide. Estimate £7,000 - 9,000 (€8,300 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The monk modelled with stippled hair and seated with one leg across, his right hand resting on his raised knee, the other resting on his treasure sack, wearing long robes falling into heavy folds and opened at the chest to reveal the large belly, the cheerful face with benign expression flanked by long pendulous ears. Provenance: an Italian private collection ... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century

Lot 157. A blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi, 17th century, 21.5cm (8 1/2in) high. Estimate £4,500 - 6,000 (€5,400 - 7,200). Photo: Bonhams. The figure finely modelled wearing a cloth cap tied in a simple knot over the head with two trailing ribbons, the face with stern expression and the mouth surrounded by holes for a moustache and beard, the hands clasped across the rounded belly and concealed beneath long flowing sleeves, all covered in a rich creamy-white glaze, the interior incised with a four-character... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2017

A rare blanc-de-chine tripod incense burner, Huai De Yao Zhi four-character mark, 17th century

Lot 159. A rare blanc-de-chine tripod incense burner, Huai De Yao Zhi four-character mark, 17th century, 20.5cm (8 1/8in) wide. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. The squat globular body raised on three tapering feet, the rim issuing two twisted-rope loop handles, covered overall with a creamy-white glaze. Note: Compare with a related blanc-de-chine incense burner, Ming dynasty, similarly potted with twisted-rope handles, and the base impressed 'Huai De Yao Zhi' mark ('Made... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

An exceptional pair of blanc-de-Chine porcelain cups with secret decoration, Shunzhi period (1644-1661)

Lot 52. An exceptional pair of blanc-de-Chine porcelain cups with secret decoration (anhua), Shunzhi period (1644-1661). Estimate 1800.00€ - 3000.00 €. Photo Czerny's Finely moulded, on a thin, ring-shaped foot; the inside is decorated with a relieved, secret decoration depicting Mandarin ducks among waves. diameter 8.5 cm. Note: A bigger bowl with similar decorations was sold at Sotheby’s, SALE NUMBER: HK0363; FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART; 05 October 2011, HONG KONG; lot 1929. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2016

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 496. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's modelled as Zhenwu seated in a powerful stance on jagged rockwork with a tortoise and snake emerging from the crevices, dressed in martial attire with scarf over the shoulders, depicted with characteristic long combed-back hair, bare feet and mudra, with five apertures over the face; 24.1 cm., 9 1/2  in.  Provenance: The Bindley... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'chilong' vase and a Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 475. A Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'chilong' vase and a Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's the long flared neck of the vase decorated with a clambering chilong; the bowl with shallow rounded sides, the interior incised with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem; 12 and 15 cm., 4 3/4  and 5 7/8  in.  Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015
20 juillet 2016

A pair of Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'prunus' ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 472. A pair of Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' 'prunus' ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's each of pear-shaped form, set with a long curved spout joined by a strut to the neck opposite an arched strap handle, appliqué decoration of flowering prunus branches to each side, with fitted cover; 11.3 cm., 4 1/2  in.  Provenance: Nicholas Pitcher Oriental Art Ltd., London. Exhibited: Marchant & Son Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2016

A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 334. A 'Dehua' 'Blanc-de-chine' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 HKD. Lot sold 37,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's the well modelled deity depicted seated on a woven mat, dressed in a robe falling in thick folds and draped over legs folded to one side, with arms hidden and resting on a bent knee, hair drawn up in a chignon and secured with a scarf and ruyi-form ornaments, the gently bowed head turned to the left and with a serene... [Lire la suite]