11 janvier 2017

Eight small blue and white dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

 Lot 3516. Eight small blue and white dishes, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Price realised USD 30,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 Each small dish has a foliate rim and is delicately decorated with a different narrative scene from The Romance of the Western Chamber and other literary sources. The reverse of each is decorated with a continuous river landscape and is inscribed with an apocryphal Jiajing mark on the base. 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. ... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

An inscribed and dated blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, dated 1644

Lot 3508. An inscribed and dated blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, dated 1644. Estimate $18,000 – $25,000. Price realised USD 93,750. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The compressed jar, with short neck, is decorated on one side with a panel containing a scene from the ‘Peach Blossom Spring’ in which the fisherman speaks to a sage and his servant. The other side is decorated with a panel containing a long inscription from a poem entitled ‘Peach Blossoms at the Qingquan Temple’ written... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3532. A rare blue and white sleeve vase, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $40,000 – $60,000. Price realised USD 81,250. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The vase is of elongated cylindrical form and decorated in rich tones of cobalt blue with a dynamic, continuous hunting scene depicting four equestrian huntsman, one possibly the Tang dynasty Emperor Ming Huang (Xuanzong), having already shot the crane pierced with an arrow above, as two others attempt to catch the prey and the fourth... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3512. A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The brushpot, of slender cylindrical form, is decorated on the exterior with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting the general Lu Xun on horseback, enveloped by billowing clouds, meeting with the scholar Huang Chengyan beneath a willow tree, all between finely incised scroll borders. The flat base is unglazed. 6 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3533. A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Price realised USD 197,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The sturdily potted brush pot is of cylindrical form and is decorated on the exterior in rich tones of underglaze blue with a continuous scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting Emperor Xian and Dong Cheng. The landscape extends around the other side of the vessel to show a painterly view of mountains rising... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3536. A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Price realised USD 161,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The jar, of well-proportioned compressed ovoid form, is decorated with a continuous scene of an official in a garden setting with a large landscape screen behind and a yoke-back chair draped with a brocade cloth, with attendants holding fans and offerings, and two figures kneeling in supplication. The domed cover is painted with an... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2016

A blue and white vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 118. A blue and white vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate € 1500-2000. Lot sold € 4,000. Photo Vellinghuis AAG The hull with a backdrop of flying birds and flower branches, around the neck floral motifs. H. 37 cm Vellinghuiis AAG. THE ASIAN ART SALE, Monday, November 28, 2016
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19 octobre 2016

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 32. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Estimate £7,000 - 10,000 (€7,800 - 11,000). Photo: Bonhams. The lower section painted in vivid blue with a continuous scene of an attendant holding a vase with three arrows before a dignitary followed by attendants carrying a parasol and fans, all beneath a leafy scroll dividing the upper section painted with a scholar and attendant carrying a zither, all beneath a further scroll of floral sprays. 33.5cm (13 1/4in) high.  ... [Lire la suite]
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19 octobre 2016

A very rare blue and white 'Luohan' tripod incense burner, Tonglu, Chongzhen period (1627–1644)

Lot 30. A very rare blue and white 'Luohan' tripod incense burner, Tonglu, Chongzhen period (1627–1644). Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€34,000 - 56,000). Photo: Bonhams. The straight sides superbly painted in vivid underglaze blue with a continuous scene of fifteen Luohans engaged in various pursuits amidst a wreathing dragon and a crouching tiger, all within a landscape of rocks and a river, with an inscription engraved in kaishu script. 24cm (9.5in) diam. Provenance: Dr Arthur Spriggs (1919-2015),... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2016

Collecting history gathers at Bonhams Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

 LONDON.- Bonhams is offering an exceptional selection of Chinese ceramics and works of art in its Fine Chinese Art sale to be held on Thursday 10 November at Bonhams New Bond St, during London’s Asian Art Week.  Leading the early ceramic section of the sale is an exceptionally rare Ding tripod incense burner, dating to the Northern Song/Jin dynasty, 12th century, estimated at £80,000-120,000. Modelled after a Han dynasty bronze container, lian, and counted amongst ‘the five classic wares’, the Ding vessel is an... [Lire la suite]