13 mai 2018

A rare blanc-de-chine group of a seated scholar and lady, 18th century

Lot 236. A rare blanc-de-chine group of a seated scholar and lady, 18th century; 17cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 5,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,700 - 9,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Elegantly modelled with a lady playing the qin for her male companion, the lady sitting cross-legged exposing slightly her bound left foot, clad in heavy robes cascading to the floor, her coiffured hair meticulously incised, both seated at a square table with an incense burner, vase, and bowl of peaches on top, all covered in... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2018

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century

Lot 243. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century; 37.8cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 46,850 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009 the figure holding a small scroll in his left hand, wearing a peaked hat and loose-fitting robes, seated on a rockwork base, impressed He Chaozong mark. Note: For a similar example, attributed to circa 1620-50, holding a ruyi sceptre and leaning on a rockwork ledge, see Rose Kerr, Blanc de Chine: Porcelain from Dehua,... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2017

A Chinese Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 297. A Chinese Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Height: 23 cm. Estimate 6 500 € / 10 000 €. Courtesy Veritas Art Auctioneers. Porcelain sculpture. Guanyin is represented seated on a rock with intricate coiffure, divided at the centre and falling on the shoulders. Serene face, bearing "urn" mark on the forehead and adorns in the neck, arms and wrists. Right hand layed on the right knee and the left hand on the rock. At her left side a standing child. Mark with... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2017

An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century

Lot 73. An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century. 36.5cm (16 3/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £81,250 (€91,942). Photo: Bonhams. The deity modelled standing above crested waves, wearing a long veil sweeping over the shoulders and flowing robes, the delicate hands together, adorned with a lotus necklace and bangles, her face with a serene expression, the hair tied in a high chignon and framed by an elaborate tiara enclosing a small... [Lire la suite]
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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