26 avril 2019

A Fahua barrel-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 105. A Fahua barrel-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 ¼ in. (38.6 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,336 - USD 15,504). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The garden seat is decorated with a wide band of incised lotus scroll decorated in slip on a turquoise ground interrupted by two animal-head handles, all between two rows of raised bosses. The top is decorated with a central flower head surrounded by four lotus leaves. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London, October... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 401. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 31.4 cm, 12 3/8  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP.  Courtesy Sotheby's. with a tapering body sweeping up to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, painted to the exterior with a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blossoms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, covered overall in green... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 2019

A Fahua 'Figural' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 398. A Fahua 'Figural' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. with a tapering body sweeping up to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, painted to the exterior with a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blooms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, glazed in aubergine,... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2019

A reticulated fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1642. A reticulated fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 11 in. (29.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The vase is pierced through the body, and decorated in blue, turquoise, yellow and cream enamels with a continuous scene of scholars amidst pine trees in the central register, lappets on the foot, and a band of peony scroll on the shoulder.  Provenance: Private collection, Europe. Note: The present vase is not only remarkable for its... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 1229. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains and precious objects on the shoulder, all outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and white reserved on a dark blue ground. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London.  Exhibited: A Thousand Miles of Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1650. A large and unusual Fahua vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 68,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011  Robustly potted and relief-decorated with beaded chains suspending monster masks, lotus blossoms, tassels, and precious objects, all below a ruyi collar on the shoulder, and above a band of bosses and petal lappets, below rouleau, dots, ruyi, florets and bound-ruyi, around the... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2018

A fahua reticulated bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 976. A fahua reticulated bottle vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The compressed spherical body rising to a long neck and a slightly flaring rim, the body decorated with a reticulated floral band in yellow, cream and light blue, all reserved on a deep blue ground. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.  Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2018

Two Fahua barrel-form garden stools, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 720. Two Fahua barrel-form garden stools, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The larger 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 One is deeply carved and pierced with a central band of cranes amidst foliage interrupted by two lion-mask handles, all between rows of turquoise bosses reserved on a deep blue ground. The slightly rounded top is pierced with a floral roundel. The other is similarly decorated with peacocks frolicking... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2018

An important Fahua baluster jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century

Lot 528. An important Fahua baluster jar and cover, Ming Dynasty, late 15th-early 16th century. Height: 42 cm. Estimate 20 000 € / 30 000 €. © Veritas Art Auctioneers Relief and polychrome decoration in turquoise, white and ochre. Depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove on a landscape with rocks, Pine trees and cloud scrolls. Shoulder decorated with the eight Taoist symbols on a ruyi frieze and neck with vaporous clouds. Decorated near the base with a large petal lappet band... [Lire la suite]
03 février 2018

A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty

Lot 229. A rare molded and reticulated fahua jar and cover, Ming dynasty. Height 16 1/2  in., 41.9 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000  USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of baluster form, the open work outer layer depicting two sages seated in a forest setting, one playing the qinas the other observes, behind them a censer issues curling wisps of smoke, long branches of bristling pine hangs off to one side while large scrolling clouds dominate the... [Lire la suite]