21 mars 2017

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

Lot 696. A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the ovoid body rising to a tall slender  neck, the body brightly enameled with three Buddhist lions gamboling among ribbons, two in shades of green, the third smaller and in iron-red, a foliate scroll at the shoulder  below upright ruyi-lappets, the rim with a diaper band surmounting downturned ruyi-lappets suspending... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

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

Lot 695. A famille-verte 'Boys' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body elegantly painted with boys at play, one with hands clasped over the eyes of a playmate, observed by an older boy wearing an official's robe and clasping a ruyi scepter, a small boy crouching over in laughter, as another, bearing a lotus blossom on a stick, happily tickles the central figure with a twig, all set between a band... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

Two famille-verte triple gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 688. Two famille-verte triple gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each larger lower bulb brightly enameled with two flower-filled baskets, one inscribed fu lu shou, interspersed with butterflies and foliate motifs, rising to the smaller mid-section encircled by the 'Hundred Antiques' and an iron-red-ground leafing peony scroll to the upper bulb, all below a band of overlapping upright leaves enclosing... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

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

Lot 687. A famille-verte cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   painted with three broad iron-red ground bands and two pale-green-ground bands, the iron-red bands with demi-lotus and foliate scroll above the base, a pair of striding chilong in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' at the mid-section and an upright stiff-leaf border around the waisted neck, the green bands with elaborate scrollwork centered by... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

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

Lot 686.  A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of globular form rising to a tall cylindrical neck and lipped rim, with stylized floral medallions borne on leafy scrolls, the shoulder with alternating flower heads on an aubergine stippled ground, the neck with further stylized floral meander and surmounted by a diaper cell band, the base with an underglaze blue 'G' mark. Height 9 3/4... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 681. A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   boldly painted in bright enamels depicting a spotted deer in a grove with pine, bamboo springing from rocks, and lingzhi, a crane gliding overhead and a gilded sun and swirling clouds in the distance, within a border of oval floral panels reserved on a red diaper ground, the flat, broad rim with six cranes in flight within a border of red... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2017

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

Lot 680. A famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, finely enameled with two figural scenes and gilt details, on the body a scene of a court lady sitting before a landscape-painted screen as two female entertainers perform a sword dance as attendants look on, the neck with an outdoor scene of an official shooting an arrow surrounded... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 678. A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and a flared rim, boldly painted around the sides with three Buddhist lions playing with colorful brocaded balls tied with long ribbons, bordered at the shoulder by a broad band of scrolling chrysanthemum and peony blossoms, below upright ruyi-lappets, with a... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'figural' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 677.  A famille-verte 'figural' dish, Qing dynasty, 18th century.  Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 5,625 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   enameled to the interior with Magu, the Goddess of Longevity, holding a ruyi scepter, accompanied by an attendant carrying a lingzhi basket, all set within a landscape of trees and rockwork. Diameter 8 1/8  in., 20.6 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
19 mars 2017

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

Lot 676. A famille-verte 'figural' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).  Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   enameled to the interior with a lady holding a foliate sprig and a small boy grasping a long halberd, all set within a garden landscape detailed with bamboo and scholar rock. Diameter 8 1/4  in., 20.8 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017