26 avril 2018

A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 120. A blue and white sleeve vase, late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 40.6 cm, 16 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 75,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the cylindrical body rising to gently curved shoulders surmounted by a waisted neck, painted to the exterior depicting the story of Bingji and cattle, accompanied by a group of attendants, the neck encircled by upright plantain leaves. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2018

A finely painted blue and white circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 689. A finely painted blue and white circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Diameter 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover finely painted to the center with a quadrilobed medallion composed of four ruyi-shaped panels and lotus flowers linked by foliate scrolls within a ruyi lappet collar enclosing further lotus scrolls, the box with similar decoration, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2018

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

Lot 125. A blue and white octagonal vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 the baluster body divided into eight facets and surmounted by a short neck, painted with a scene from Sanguo Yanyi (Romance of Three Kingdoms) depicting a military official riding a horse and pointing his halberd at a lady with a basket by the banks, in a distance three attendants carrying flags and weapons shielding... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 70. A rare blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 22,5cm. 8 7/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 14,400 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a short waisted neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior with a broad band of mythical beasts amidst tumultuous foaming waves, all between key-fret and lotus scroll bands. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1998, lot 774. ... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017

A blue and white 'landscape' sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 307. A blue and white 'landscape' sleeve vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). Height 16 3/4  in., 42.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's well painted in a rich tone of blue with a scene of thatched cottages on stilts by the river edge, its curtains fluttering in the breeze, surrounded by trees and large mist-shrouded rocks, with three towering peaks in the distance, all between incised borders and below pendent leaf tips on... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2017

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

Lot 108. A blue and white vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 39cm., 15 3/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s. the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising to a waisted neck flaring at the rim, painted with a scene from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, depicting one of Liu Bei's generals rescuing Liu Bei's son from capture by rival general Cao Cao, all set in a garden landscape with trees, rocks and swirling clouds, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2017

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

Lot 168.A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). 30cm (11.3/4in) high. Estimate £ 1,000 - 1,500. Sold for £2,375 (€2,686). Photo: Bonhams. Painted to the lower body with gentlemen scholars gathered in a garden of plantain, bamboo and rockwork, the neck with two boys approaching a gentleman with dishes of food, in a fenced garden, within stylised floral bands. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 
07 novembre 2017

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

Lot 167. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). 31.5cm (12.3/8in) high. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for £11,875 (€13,434). Photo: Bonhams. The lower register painted with a warrior and attendants in a garden of plantain and rockwork, the upper register with two scholars seated in a mountainous landscape, beneath stylised tulips to the gently flaring neck. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 
30 octobre 2017

A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 237. A blue and white garlic-necked bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1627-1644). 38 cm, 14 15/16  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall slender garlic neck with a slightly flared rim, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a continuous military encampment scene in a mountainous landscape with a kneeling messenger being... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2017

A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644)

Lot 193. A rare blue and white 'Li Bai' brush washer, Chongzhen period (1627-1644); 20.6cm (8 1/8in) diam. Estimate £35,000 - 50,000 (€42,000 - 60,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely potted with a slightly recessed base and deep sides, the well painted in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with a scene of the Tang poet Li Bai in an audience with the Tang emperor Minghuang, flanked by ministers and court officials, all within a palatial setting beneath large curtains.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1979, lot... [Lire la suite]