23 janvier 2020

A grisaille 'landscape' quadrangular brushpot, Republican period (1912-1949)

Lot 91. A grisaille 'landscape' quadrangular brushpot, Republican period (1912-1949). Height 3 3/4 in., 9.4 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's two panels painted with a scene of three figures on a promontory in front of a house overlooking a lake with mountains in the distance, the other two panels depicting a fisherman in a boat, with two pavilions supported on stilts and a weeping willow along the riverbank, four-character mark reading... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908)

Lot 78. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Guangxu mark and period (1875-1908). Diameter 10 1/2 in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the shallow dish painted in underglaze blue with a central interior medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 80. A blue and white 'Phoenix' dish, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 1/2 in., 16.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the interior painted in grayish underglaze blue with a central medallion of two confronting phoenix clasping a sprig in their beaks, surrounded by clouds within a double circle, the motif repeated on the exterior, seal mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. ... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A blue and white ogee 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850)

Lot 85. A blue and white ogee 'dragon' bowl, Daoguang seal mark and period (1821-1850). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.6 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's with steep and double-ogee sides, the exterior painted with two striding dragons amongst clouds, within double-lines, the interior with a dragon in the central medallion, seal mark in underglaze blue.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 75. A pair of doucai 'lança' bowls, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Diameter 6 5/8 in., 16.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's each painted on the exterior with interlinked pomegranate lappets with iron-red mandorla-shaped flammiform outline, interspersed with iron-red, green, aubergine and yellow lança characters in between, the interior rim with a narrow band of similar characters, the base with... [Lire la suite]
23 janvier 2020

A doucai dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735)

Lot 74. A doucai dish, Yongzheng mark and period (1723-1735). Diameter 7 3/4 in., 19.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's painted in the center with a taiji symbol centering a petal medallion encircled by the 'Eight Trigrams', a border of foaming waves and a foliate scroll band at the flared rim, the exterior with a wave border, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw ... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2020

A pair of famille-rose 'erotic' saucers, Tongzhi marks and period (1862-1874)

Lot 71. A pair of famille-rose 'erotic' saucers, Tongzhi marks and period  (1862-1874). Diameter of the pair 5 7/8 in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD.  Photo Sotheby's each painted in the center with mirror image scenes of a couple on a day bed, the underside of the rims painted with flower sprays on a yellow enameled ground, six-character mark in underglaze blue; together with a famille-rose saucer painted with a... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

A famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 68. A famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's with thinly-potted shallow sides, the interior enameled with three characters from the novel Shuihuzhuan (Water Margin),  two with inscriptions identifying them as Bai Sheng the gambler, and Yang Lin the wandering outlaw.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 67. A blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 3/4 in., 43 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD.  Photo Sotheby's the cylindrical body painted in underglaze blue with figures walking and conversing in a continuous river landscape, all beneath a waisted neck encircled by narrow ruyi and key-fret bands.  Property from the Estate of William and Jennifer Shaw Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
22 janvier 2020

Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 60. Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 600 — 800 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD.  Photo Sotheby's made for the Islamic market, each of typical pear shape raised on a high foot and with elongated neck, the larger painted with four stylized foliate medallions between narrow café-au-lait and foliate bands; the other painted around the body with 'Hundred Antiques' and on the neck... [Lire la suite]