14 septembre 2019

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

Lot 905. A famille-verte 'Immortals' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17  3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 100,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body set over a low straight foot and rising to a constricted neck and galleried rim, the body painted in bright enamels and gilt with Liu Hai lunging and holding a three-legged toad emitting a stream of vapor from its mouth, beside him one of the Hehe Erxian dancing and... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 898. A rare famille-verte biscuit 'landscape' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 1/2  in., 42 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-painted and enameled in shades of green, blue and aubergine with a continuous scene of scholars in an idyllic mountainous landscape, some seated in their studios, one on horseback on a grassy bank, a pair conversing on a hill, the sky and water left in the biscuit, the shoulder with... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A famille-verte 'Four Accomplishments' basin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 180. A famille-verte 'Four Accomplishments' basin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 16 1/4  in., 41.3 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the heavily-potted body with straight sides rising from a recessed base to a broad slightly flaring rim, brightly enameled to the interior with a scene of scholars engaged in the 'four accomplishments'; painting, calligraphy, music and weiqi encircled at the rim by six shaped... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A pair of famille-verte 'Lion' wine cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 174. A pair of famille-verte 'Lion' wine cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. © Sotheby's. each cup delicately potted with steep sides rising to an everted rim, painted on the exterior with four striding lions, the interior with a single gilt-lion, jing zhi seal mark in underglaze blue within a square (2). Provenance: A gift to the current owner (Edger Wachenheim... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

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

Lot 222. A famille-verte 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender ovoid body tapering towards the base, surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flared rim, painted with a coiled dragon amongst clouds and flames, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the body of the dragon in green, iron-red and yellow, the neck painted with bamboo. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A pair of famille-verte 'Month' cups, Tongzhi marks and period (1862-1874)

Lot 217. A pair of famille-verte 'Month' cups, Tongzhi marks and period (1862-1874). Diameter 2 1/8  in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each with steep rounded sides rising to a gently flared rim, both painted on one side in underglaze-blue and overglaze enamels with a scholar and his servant walking in a landscape, flowering trees in the foreground and cloud-enveloped hills in the distance, the reverse inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2019

A famille-verte 'figural' dish Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 384. A famille-verte 'figural' dish Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 26.4 cm, 10 3/8  in. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP (7,988 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow sides gently curving to a gently flared rim, painted to the interior with three figures amidst mountainscape, the exterior decorated with rockwork, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark within a double circle. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th May 2010, lot 76. ... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2019

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

Lot 382. A famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 34.1 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate £2,000 — 3,000. Lot Sold 6,875 GBP (8,786 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, boldly enamelled with a scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber, all encircled by panelled auspicious symbols reserved against green stippled ground, the reverse decorated with further auspicious motifs, the... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2019

A large famille-verte 'Magu' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 386. A large famille-verte 'Magu' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 38.2 cm, 15 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's  well potted with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim, brightly painted to the interior with the goddess of longevity holding a flower basket and a lingzhi sprig together with a deer on her side, all set within a landscape of trees and rockwork. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10th... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2019

Two famille-verte 'figural' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 138. Two famille-verte 'figural' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 38.5 cm, 15 1/8  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (32,303 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. one dish painted to the centre with the scene from the Romance of the Western Chamber to the centre, the second decorated with the story of Sima Xiangru inscribing his ambition on a bridge pillar, the rims painted with six foliate panels enclosing auspicious emblems, the... [Lire la suite]