26 août 2016

A small famille-verte 'Figural' rouleau vase, Kangxi period  (1662-1722)

Lot 249. A small famille-verte 'Figural' rouleau vase, Kangxi period  (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's the slightly tapered cylindrical body rising from a short foot to an angled shoulder with a tall waisted neck and an everted rim, painted to the exterior with a scholar and a monk sitting on a garden terrace, the shoulder encircled by a band of lotus heads and leaves against a ground of swirls, the neck with bamboo... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2016

A rare famille-verte 'qilin' brushwasher, Kangxi period  (1662-1722)

Lot 246. A rare famille-verte 'qilin' brushwasher, Kangxi period  (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD.Photo: Sotheby's sturdily potted with steep sides rising from a stepped base, vibrantly enameled to the central medallion with aqilin in a landscape, the well with four panels enclosing precious objects tied with ribbons reserved on alternating diaper grounds, the exterior with a continuous landscape, an apocryphal Chenghua mark in underglaze blue inscribed to the countersunk foot, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A rare famille-verte, iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Qing dynasty, Late Kangxi period (1662-1722)

 Lot 244. A rare famille-verte, iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Qing dynasty, Late Kangxi period  (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's delicately potted, the shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly lipped rim, intricately enameled around the exterior with a procession of Daoist Immortals and their attendants, with Xiwangmu atop a crane supporting a double-gourd from which emanates a long thin stream of vapor and five bats,... [Lire la suite]
06 mai 2016

A famille-verte tankard, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 186. A famille-verte tankard, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,386 - 8,940 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.   the globular body rising from a spreading foot to a wide cylindrical neck, brightly decorated with four shaped panels enclosing horses amongst fenced landscapes, divided by animal masks suspending rings, all reserved against a purple enamelled ice-crackle ground with prunus flowers, framed by lappet bands above and below, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2016

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

Lot 185. A famille-verte vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,542 - 38,313 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a recessed base to rounded shoulders, surmounted by a tall waisted neck with everted rim, brightly enamelled with a continuous landscape scene below scrolling clouds, depicting an official paying tribute to a retreated scholar, accompanied by attendants and military figures, the neck with stylised shou characters... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2016

A famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP (19,157 - 25,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a spreading recessed foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, brightly and finely enamelled around the exterior with scenes from 'Romance of the Western Chamber', divided by a keyfret band at the base of the neck; 36.7 cm, 14 1/2  in. ... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

A famille-verte 'bird and lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 118. A famille-verte 'bird and lotus' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP (19,157 - 25,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the thinly potted rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, finely painted on the exterior with two birds in flight and another amongst foliage beside lotus with red and brown fronds growing in a lotus pool, the interior glazed white, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A pair of famille-verte 'phoenix and peony' jars and covers, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

Lot 391. A pair of famille-verte 'phoenix and peony' jars and covers, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP (5,154 - 7,731 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. each of baluster form, brightly painted with two phoenix in flight amongst peony and other floral branches, the neck encircled by stylised floral sprays, similarly decorated to the domed covers, one cover with rim chip, Quantity: 4 - 45 cm, 17 3/4  in Sotheby's. Collections & Collectors, London, 28 Apr 2016,... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2016

A large pair of famille-verte Buddhist lions, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 392. A large pair of famille-verte Buddhist lions, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP (12,885 - 19,328 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. modelled in mirror image, each beast depicted recumbent on a rectangular base painted with chilong and butterflies amongst floral sprays, one lion with its paw resting on a cub while the other grasping a brocade ball, eyes glued, Quantity: 2 - 49 cm, 19 1/4  in.  Sotheby's. Collections &... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2016

A rare famille-verte 'Wang Zhaojun' tea bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

Lot 3008. A rare famille-verte 'Wang Zhaojun' tea bowl, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722). Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD (286,495 - 401,093 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. well potted with deep rounded sides supporting on a short foot, the exterior decorated with a continuous scene depicting Wang Zhaojun seated and playing a pipa in a marquee, a bird fluttering towards the figure, the marquee quaintly decorated with an incense burner, an incense tool vase and... [Lire la suite]