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]
27 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Li Bai' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 314. A famille-verte 'Li Bai' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, of elegantly curving beaker form, the steep, gently flaring sides sweeping to an everted rim, all supported on a slightly splayed base, the exterior superbly enameled with a scene featuring the famous, ample-bellied Tang dynasty poet relaxing on a balustraded, terraced hillside, wearing... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 357. A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century. Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the waisted cylindrical form flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly stepped and splayed base, brightly enameled around the exterior depicting a scholar seated at a table studying by candlelight in an austere study, an inscribed screen overhead, beyond the small pavilion the God of Literature in characteristic pose... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2019

A pair of famille-verte double-sided plaques mounted as table screens, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 353. A pair of famille-verte double-sided plaques mounted as table screens, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Width 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each rectangular panel brightly enameled to both sides, one side with a landscape portraying scholars travelling over bridges towards elegant pavilions all amongst tall mountains; the reverse with figural scenes, one panel depicting a seated official enjoying the antics... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Zhang Xu' bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 351. A famille-verte 'Zhang Xu' bottle vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a tall cylindrical neck encircled at the mid-section with a single raised fillet, the rounded sides delicately enameled with a scene depicting an emperor, standing in a pale yellow robe appreciating the work of the famous calligrapher Zhang Xu, the scholar attired... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

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

Lot 1324. A famille-verte 'Mu Guiying' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Boston Private Collection. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 23 March 2019
25 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Lady of the Red Whisk' weiqi box, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 320. A famille-verte 'Lady of the Red Whisk' weiqi box, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly compressed globular form, richly enameled around the exterior with a continuous narrative scene depicting Li Shimen, a contender to the throne, in red playing against a Daoist master, with Liu Wenjing observing the game from above, Qui Ran Ke, identifiable by the long beard... [Lire la suite]