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]
03 février 2018

A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 228. A fahua 'Lotus' jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014 of compressed globular form, rising from a thick foot to a short neck with a metal rim, molded in high relief around the body with a continuous scene of a lotus pond beneath a band of waves around the shoulder, all picked out in turquoise, yellow and white, reserved on a rich indigo ground, the pierced wood cover with a... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2018

A large fahua 'Lotus' jar, guan, Ming dynasty

Lot 59. A large fahua 'Lotus' jar, guan, Ming dynasty; 33.6cm., 13 1/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2009.  the robustly potted broad-shouldered baluster body rising from a spreading flat base to a short waisted neck with rolled rim, slip decorated and brightly glazed in cream, yellow and turquoise with large lotus blossoms divided by cranes perched on rockwork issuing from foaming waves, all below a floral-filled ruyi-cloud... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2018

A large fahua ‘Peacock and Peony’ jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 120. A large fahua ‘Peacock and Peony’ jar, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 38.7cm., 15 1/4 in. Estimation: 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 62,500 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 the rounded shoulder tapering to a gently spreading foot, surmounted by a short neck with lipped rim, the exterior decorated in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamel against a dark blue ground, depicting a pair of peacocks in a garden with blossoming peony branches, lingzhi and pierced rocks, all below a band... [Lire la suite]