09 mai 2017

A pair of famille-verte 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 234. A pair of famille-verte 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 18.8 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  each body with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with two pairs of dragon and carp leaping from waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the interior with a flaming pearl encircled by flower sprays and Buddhist emblems at the rim, the base with an... [Lire la suite]

09 mai 2017

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

Lot 232. A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 38.5 cm, 15 3/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. 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 four oval floral panels reserved on a red diaper ground, the flat, broad rim with six cranes in... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2017

A famille-verte 'Bats and Lingzhi' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 3689. A famille-verte 'Bats and Lingzhi' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,062,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  decorated on the interior with a medallion enclosing six bats soaring amidst curling lingzhi scrolls, encircled by a frieze depicted with further bats amidst lingzhi scrolls repeated on the underside, all decorated in underglaze blue with famille-verte highlights, the foot... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' wine cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722)

 Lot 3104. A famille-verte 'flower and butterfly' wine cup, Mark and period of Kangxi (1662-1722), 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  with delicately potted rounded sides rising from a countersunk base to a gently flared rim, the exterior finely decorated with fluttering butterflies on one side and flowering plants borne on leafy stems issuing from the ground on the other, the interior picked out with an iron-red butterfly, the base... [Lire la suite]
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]