12 mai 2018

A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 133. A pair of famille-verte baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 64 cm, 25 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 25.000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides of each rising from a slightly spreading foot to a waisted neck and everted rim, painted with shaped panels of figures in interiors, on a green ground of vases and precious objects, above lappet panels of flowers at the base, the covers Samson. Quantité: 4. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]

12 mai 2018

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

Lot 81. A famille-verte lobed dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded lobed sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted barbed rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing a pair of long-tailed crested birds, one perched on rockwork beneath the other in flight, encircled at the rim by flower-filled lotus-lappet panels. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2018

Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art led by Shang Dynasty Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel and cover

  Lot 583. An Extremely Rare and Important Archaic Bronze Ritual Wine Vessel And Cover (You) Shang Dynasty, Yinxu Period. Height 11 1/4 in., 28.7 cm Estimate $1.5/2.5 million. Sold for $1,935,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week New York sale series continued today with the auction of Important Chinese Art. In front of a full crowd of collectors and admirers, 170 lots spanning millennia achieved $15.8 million in total – well in excess of its high estimate of $14.2 million, and with... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A fine famille-verte wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 336. A fine famille-verte wine cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. delicately potted, the conical sides rising from a short straight foot, the interior finely painted with cranes diving between clouds toward stylized waves in the well, the exterior with a traveler astride a donkey riding through an early spring landscape, an attendant following on foot, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

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

Lot 376. A large famille-verte 'Empty City Stratageme' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. with shallow rounded sides and everted wide border, the center painted with a famous episode from Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the brilliant military strategist Zhuge Liang peacefully playing a qinabove the city gate as an attendant sweeps the open entry way in a welcoming gesture, the invading forces galloping... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A famille-verte 'Deer' bowl, Qing dynasty, late Kangxi-Yongzheng period

Lot 325. A famille-verte 'Deer' bowl, Qing dynasty, late Kangxi-Yongzheng period. Diameter 7 1/8  in., 18.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior finely enameled with a stag and a doe recumbent alongside one another on a speckled green knoll, their bodies turned towards each other, the opposite side with five iron-red bats swooping through the air, the interior plain, the base with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

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

Lot 366. A famille-verte 'Dragon Boat Festival' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 1/4  in., 43.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body painted in vibrant glossy enamels with a continuous scene of the Dragon Boat Festival, one dragon boat manned by twenty-four oarsmen and drummers racing across the green waters toward celebrants standing in front of a riverside mansion, a second dragon boat following close... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

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

Lot 377. A famille-verte 'Birthday' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 5/8  in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body supported surmounted by a columnar neck and galleried rim, the body finely painted in bright enamels with gilt details with a continuous scene showing the Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi, seated on a tiger-skin throne before a draped table set with scholarly objects and colorful pennants... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A famille-verte 'Magpie and Chrysanthemum' inscribed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 310. A famille-verte 'Magpie and Chrysanthemum' inscribed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm. Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's of slightly waisted cylindrical form, painted to one side with a colorful magpie perching atop a twisting scholar's rock surrounded by large orbs of chrysanthemum blooms in red, blue, and black amid leaves, grasses, bamboo, and pines in assorted greens, a short poetic... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2018

A famille-verte 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 387. A famille-verte 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD.  Lot sold 52,500 USD. © Sotheby's the cylindrical body richly painted with a continuous battle scene recognizable as 'Guan Yu Drowns the Seven Armies', Guan Yu and his army depicted safely positioned on high ground, fiercely baring down on Cao Cao's armies adrift on rafts borne on turbulent river water attempting to fend... [Lire la suite]