01 avril 2014

A famille-verte ‘Peach and Longevity’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi

A famille-verte ‘Peach and Longevity’ dish, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, brightly enamelled on the interior with a large pale mindaro peach with a brownish-peach tip borne on a branch issuing lanceolate leaves of varying degrees of green, inscribed on the fruit with the gilt-characters wan shou ('Longevity'), the exterior similarly painted with three peach sprays with shou characters in gilt, the... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2014

A rare famille-verte 'Bird' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi

A rare famille-verte 'Bird' bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi. Photo: Sotheby's. elegantly potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a recessed base protruding on the interior, finely painted around the exterior with a green and pale yellow, possibly a laughing thrush bird with a long tail perched on a pendant loquat branch in an asymmetrical composition covering most of the sides, the brown branch bearing orange-red fruits and bright green leaves, extending to the interior with further fruits and leaves, the concave... [Lire la suite]

01 avril 2014

A rare famille-verte 'Peach' stembowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare famille-verte 'Peach' stembowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. raised on a tall stem tapering to meet the rounded sides gently flaring to a galleried rim, elegantly decorated around the exterior with a slender frieze with iron-red peaches among light green and cobalt blue leaves, all borne on a continuous undulating stem, the interior well adorned with a central medallion containing a pair of long-tailed birds, perched on two intertwining camellia branches amongst craggy rocks, lingzhi fungus and scrolling... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

A pair of Famille-Verte square dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A pair of Famille-Verte square dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's the shallow sides rising to flat rims, all resting on low, wide conforming foot, both painted on the biscuit, one with a butterfly and grasshopper above pierced rockwork, large leaves and flowering plants, the other with seven fish swimming in a lotus pond amongst flowers and leaves, the exteriors with various floral sprays, the bases with four-character marks of Yu Hai Tang zhi, 'made for the Hall of the Jade Sea' in black enamel within a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's of deep U-shape, the exterior decorated with a scene from Wang Shifu's Xixiang Ji (Romance of the Western Chamber), depicting the lovers Cui Yingying and Lin Sheng observed by Hong Niang in a terrace garden setting. Height 4 3/8 in., 11 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD A cup of this form also painted with a figural scene is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 8, Musée Guimet, 1981, no. 139; another of slightly smaller size in the... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte 'Longevity' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte 'Longevity' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's enameled to the interior with a scene of Magu, the Goddess of Longevity, standing beside a spotted deer pulling a cart holding a wine jar with lotus leaf cover, followed by a female attendant carrying a staff suspending a bundle of scrolls and lingzhi tied with ribbons, below iron-red bats in flight, the exterior of the dish decorated with wide bands of stylized shou characters, apocryphal Chenghua mark within a double circle. Diameter 15 3/4 in., 40... [Lire la suite]


02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte 'Zhang Xian' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte 'Zhang Xian' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's painted with the protector of children with his bow, ready to defend the boys around him from approaching disease, represented by the creature approaching in the clouds. Height 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD Provenance: Cuthbert S. Wilkinson, London.Sydney L. Moss, London, 1964.Ralph Stillman, New York. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM - www.sothebys.com
02 mars 2014

A Famille-Verte cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A Famille-Verte cylindrical brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo Sotheby's enameled around the exterior with a scene of a lady in a garden, seated by an altar table with bowls of fruit and books in front of her, waited on by a female attendant, two young boys playing behind her. Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD Provenance: Cuthbert S. Wilkinson, London.Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 1964.Ralph Stillman, New York. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York | 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 AM -... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2014

A Chinese Export porcelain famille-verte armorial charger, Kangxi period, circa 1720

A Chinese Export porcelain famille-verte armorial charger, Kangxi period, circa 1720. Photo Sotheby's. painted in the center with a basket of flowers within a dragon and phoenix border, surmounted by the coat of Fazakerley, Gules three men's heads couped at the neck property, on each a cap argent; diameter 15 1/2 in., 39.4 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD The arms are illustrated in David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II, 2003, p. 147, D5. Sotheby's. Important Americana. New York | 24 janv. 2014 -... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2014

A pair of Chinese Export porcelain rose-imari 'Longevity' dishes and a Chinese Export porcelain famille-verte dish, Kangxi perio

A pair of Chinese Export porcelain rose-imari 'Longevity' dishes and a Chinese Export porcelain famille-verte dish, Kangxi period, first half of the 18th century. Photo Sotheby's. diameter of pair 13 3/4 in., 34.9 cm. Estimation 6,000 — 8,000 USD PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PETER L. ROSENBERG Sotheby's. Important Americana. New York | 24 janv. 2014 - www.sothebys.com


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