22 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Hibiscus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 517. A fine famille-verte 'Hibiscus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 2  1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior delicately enameled with red hibiscus buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 513. A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722).Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted, of U-form, the gently rounded sides rising steeply from a recessed base, the exterior beautifully enameled with a continuous scene depicting inspirational scholarly themes; one in a wintry landscape with the Tang dynasty poet Meng Haoran in heavy robes, riding a donkey followed by an... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lo 354. A large famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 15 1/4  in., 38.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow, gently rounded sides rising from a short, straight foot, boldly enameled with an animated scene depicting the warrior Wu Song fighting a tiger, beneath a full moon, all encircled by a narrow band of leafing peony blooms on a green stippled ground reserving auspicious symbols,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 350. A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, enameled in delicate tones of green, yellow and augergine, depicting an elegant woman attired in flowing Han-style robes standing before a slender corner-leg table displaying several accoutrements of an accomplished lady, such as a book, gilt censer,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 321. A fine famille-verte Daoist vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of baluster form rising to a flaring rim, the body brightly enameled with three Daoist immortals, one, possibly Dong Fangshou, carrying a branch of ripe peaches over one shoulder, another holding a gnarled ruyi scepter in one hand and a basket of pomegranates in the other, and the third bearing several... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 358. A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 93,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. The cylindrical body brilliantly enameled with a continuous lively scene depicting a general on horseback, possibly Guo Ziyi, traveling through a mountain pass with troops, stopping to receive homage from an official flanked by two attendants, all amid towering trees, craggy rockwork, a pavilion roof nestled in... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 347. A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/8 in., 46 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 52,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster form body sweeping to a wide flaring rim, the rounded sides vibrantly enameled with a continuous animated scene depicting the victorious moment of Huiming, robes flying in the wind, running alongside General Du, sitting astride a galloping steed with arms raised... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 316. A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of deep U-shape, richly enameled around the exterior with an auspicious depiction of a resplendent lotus pond featuring broad leaves with curling edges and delicate veining, straining slender stems issuing brightly colored buds and lush blossoms, all emerging from placid waters enlivened by small waterbirds... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Lot Sold 572,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the cylindrical form superbly enameled with a literati scene depicting a Tang dynasty poet-scholar leaning against the railing from the upper terrace of an elegant pavilion, gazing thoughtfully up at a full moon emerging from colorful cloud wisps, with two young attendants standing... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A massive, rare and impressive famille-verte 'banquet' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 648. A massive, rare and impressive famille-verte 'banquet' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 20 3/8 in., 51.5 cm. Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000. Lot Sold 187,500 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. lavishly enameled and gilt, the entire surface depicting a vivid scene from the novel Romance of Sui and Tang, with Emperor Yang of Sui centrally seated before an array of dishes, flanked by attendants and enjoying the graceful dancing of a courtesan moving to... [Lire la suite]