21 décembre 2018

A famille-verte biscuit bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 204. A famille-verte biscuit bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 14.8 cm, 5 13/16  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the exterior in bright green, yellow and aubergine, depicting two butterflies amongst camellia sprays, the body finely incised with a pair of dragons pursuing flaming pearls, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Note: A similar example was included in the Min Chiu Society... [Lire la suite]

21 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 457. A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  each brightly enamelled around the exterior with a ram and a hound divided by a bird in flight, all within a rocky landscape, the shoulder with cusped panels enclosing birds and animals reserved on a trellis-diaper band, later pierced wood covers. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris (according to label on one).Paul Bridgeman (according... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2018

A rare famille-verte 'Peach' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 123. A rare famille-verte 'Peach' dish, mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722); 28.7 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD (25,480 - 38,220 USD). Lot Sold 325,000 HKD (41,457 USD). Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sides resting on a tapered foot, brightly enamelled on the interior with a large peach of variegated green, mottled olive and rusty brown tones, inscribed with two seal characters reading wanshou(longevity) in gilt, the fruit borne on a... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 127. A famille-verte 'Crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the delicate bell-shaped sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, one side of the exterior finely painted with a blossoming young crabapple tree amidst rocks and burgeoning vegetation all executed in soft underglaze blue and precisely applied overglaze enamels, the other side inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Prunus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 125. A famille-verte 'Prunus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior delicately enameled with prunus trees growing beside rockwork, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading suyan xueningshu, qingxiang fengmanzhi ('its simple beauty is that of a tree frozen with snow, its branches... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 121. A famille-verte hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a tall spreading foot to a flared mouth with a galleried rim, enameled around the body with four large pendent ruyi enclosing butterflies and flower sprays, alternated with smallerruyi containing chrysanthemum heads, all against a stippled pale green ground, the shoulder encircled by a... [Lire la suite]

08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'Kingfisher and Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 120. A famille-verte 'Kingfisher and Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. the slender ovoid body surmounted by a trumpet neck, boldly enameled to one side with a kingfisher perched on a lotus stem rising from a lotus pond, with furled lotus flowers, pads and water weeds, the other side with a ten-character poetic inscription signed Yunqiao in black enamel, followed by an iron-red seal... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2018

A famille-verte 'crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 107. A famille-verte 'crabapple' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. finely potted with steep gently flaring sides rising from a short foot, the exterior delicately enameled with red crabapple buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the flavor of evening rain; the beautiful... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2018

A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850)

Lot 2075. A massive famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-1850);82.3 cm., 32 3/8 in. Estimate 450,000 — 650,000 HKD (43,383 — 62,664 EUR). Lot Sold 560,000 HKD (53,987 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.  of particularly large cylindrical form, rising to a waisted neck and lipped rim, vividly painted in bright famille-verte enamels with a continuous lakeside landscape scene depicting scholars, court ladies, attendants and boys engaged... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 64 cm, 25 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25.000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted with shaped panels of figures in interiors, on a green ground of vases and precious objects, above lappet panels of flowers at the base, the covers Samson. Quantité: 4. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]