26 juillet 2020

Blue and white porcelains from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine sold at Christie's, 7 - 24 July 2020

Lot 6. A small blue and white ovoid 'dragon and phoenix' jar, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 51⁄4 in. (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000 (EUR 8,923 - EUR 13,384.50). Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The sides are decorated with two five-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls alternating with two phoenixes, all amidst foliate scroll between a band of 'The Three Friends of Winter' on the shoulder and ribbon-tied... [Lire la suite]

06 juillet 2020

A blue and white 'figural' mustard pot, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 825 . A blue and white 'figural' mustard pot, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Height 4¾ in., 12 cm. Estimate: 2,600 - 3,500 USD. Lot sold: 1,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the base with a fuguijiaqi mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Collection of Anthony du Boulay. Bonhams London, 10th November 2003, lot 21. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine and Decorative Asian... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2020

A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1325. A blue and white beaker vase, Transitional period, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised 30,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 Finely painted on the neck with two plump quail standing on a rock amidst bamboo and chrysanthemums, with a pair of birds, a butterfly and insects in flight below the sun on the reverse, the center section with fu symbols alternating with quatrefoil cartouches of lotus, and the bottom section with... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

Two wucai petal-lobed dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1304. Two wucai petal-lobed dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 7 7/8 and 8¼ in. (20 and 21 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 One is decorated with a scene of a buffalo and a donkey beneath a tree, and with a hut in the distance. An apocryphal Chenghua mark is on the base. The other is bracket-lobed and decorated with a scholar followed by his attendant carrying a wrapped qin. A four-character potter's mark is on the... [Lire la suite]
30 décembre 2019

Two rare blue and white shonzhui-style serving dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1303. Two rare blue and white shonzhui-style serving dishes, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is heavily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to a brown-dressed, irregularly lobed rim. The interior is decorated with four single characters in a vertical line and two magpies, one perched in a blossoming plum tree, while the other is in flight above, all reserved on... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1062. A rare blue and white ewer and cover, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) across. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The ewer has a compressed tapering body decorated with a continuous river landscape below a band of ruyi-heads on the shoulder below the neck, and is set with a faceted S-shaped spout emerging from a lion mask opposite the imitation-bamboo handle. The domed cover is decorated with ruyi-heads below the lotus bud finial, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2019

A blue and white 'figural' garlic-neck bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 610. A blue and white 'figural' garlic-neck bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644). Height 14 1/2  in., 37 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the compressed globular body supported on a straight foot, tapering to a waisted neck with a raised bulb below a flared mouth, finely painted in brilliant shades of cobalt with a lush landscape framing an elderly man giving directions to a grateful soldier, accompanied by five... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1350. A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Painted in the center with a green horned dragon rising from the waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds below a band of rocks rising from crashing waves, with two further dragons in iron red and green on the exterior racing amidst ruyiheads... [Lire la suite]
22 juillet 2019

Three Ko-Sometsuke petal-lobed dishes, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 851. Three Ko-Sometsuke petal-lobed dishes, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 8¼ in, 5¾ in. and 5¾ in. (21, 14.5 and 14.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The larger bracket-lobed dish is decorated with a scene of a scholar under a willow tree with his attendant walking towards him holding a censer, a four-character mark, tianxia taiping ('peace under heaven'), is inscribed on the base within a double square and a... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019

A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 95. A blue and white 'hundred antiques' sleeve vase, rolwagen, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 45.7cm (18in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285) © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a continuous scene of various antique vessels and vases with arranged flowers, all between incised borders on the foot and shoulders, the short flaring neck with pendent plantain leaves. Note: The design known as the... [Lire la suite]