29 août 2017

A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 61. A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate $8,000–12,000. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in underglaze blue and enamels, the lower bulb with cockerels and birds in a garden landscape of flowering peonies growing amidst pierced rockwork, with further birds amidst peonies painted to the upper bulb, divided by a band of keyfret at the waist, the high loop handle and carved spout painted with blossoming... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2015

A small brown iron-splashed Qingbai double-gourd ewer and cover, Yuan Dynasty

A small brown iron-splashed Qingbai double-gourd ewer and cover, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £2,000 - 2,500 (€2,800 - 3,500). Photo Bonhams. Elegantly potted with applied chilong loop handle and a curved spout, the moulded lobed cover with loop finial; together with a further iron spotted Qingbai pear-shaped vase, Yuan Dynasty, and a small Qingbai foliated dish, Yuan Dynasty. The ewer: 12.5cm (5in) high (4). Notes: Small Qingbai-glazed vessels decorated with iron spots were a popular Yuan-period... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2014

A pair of gilt-decorated powder-blue ground famille-rose double-gourd ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 411. A pair of gilt-decorated powder-blue ground famille-rose double-gourd ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18.8cm., 7 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. © Sotheby's. each of double-gourd form, supported on a short foot, flanked by a loop handle and a curved spout, painted overall with shaped flowers and birds cartouches, reserved on a powder-blue ground gilt with floral sprays and ruyi bands, the domed cover surmounted by a knop.  ... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2013

A Fine and Rare Dehua Double-Gourd Ewer and Cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A Fine and Rare Dehua Double-Gourd Ewer and Cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722).  Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The bulbous upper section and compressed globular lower section of the ewer are joined by a high-arched handle, with a gently curved S-shaped spout emerging from the lower body. The disc-shaped cover is surmounted by a bud finial. The ewer and cover are applied with an even glaze of warm ivory tone, revealing the milky white body at the unglazed foot ring. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) high, Japanese wood box.... [Lire la suite]