09 février 2020

A wucai stembowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A wucai stembowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 6 1/8  in., 15.5 cm. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Collection of Duncan Beresford-Jones, Esq.Christie's London, June 6th, 2000, lot 358. Note: The enamels of the present piece are sparingly applied and contained to simple bands of fruiting peach boughs on the exterior. The imagery immediately evokes the celestial peach orchard of Xiwangmu and conveys wishes for longevity. The interior reinforces the sentiment with a central medallion... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 200,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with... [Lire la suite]