19 novembre 2011

A fine and rare copper-red 'five-dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period

A fine and rare copper-red 'five-dragon' bowl. Kangxi six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Carefully and precisely painted in a strong even tone of copper-red on the exterior with five symmetrically-spaced roundels, each displaying a five-clawed dragon in a snarling coil, all beneath an everted rim, the plain interior with a sixth dragon at the centre; 14.5cm (5¾in) diam. Sold for £133,250 Provenance: Stephen Junkunc III, purchased from Nagatani and Co., 1995S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet Szechenyi... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2011

Qianlong seal marks and of the period

A rare pair of coral-ground bowls. Qianlong seal marks and of the period. Photo Bonhams The interiors plain, the exterior reserved on a rich even opaque iron-red ground with alternate blossoming lotus in profile and large budding peony heads with the petals coiled, all linked by dense formal leafy scroll, wood stands. 12.8cm (5 1/8in) diam. (4). Sold for £127,250 Provenance: The Chang Collection, ChicagoHenry and Beatrice Goldschmit, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 13 November 1991, lot 28S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Rolf... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2011

A Transitional blue and white slender cylindrical brush holder. Circa 1640

A Transitional blue and white slender cylindrical brush holder. Circa 1640.  Photo Bonhams Delicately pencilled on one side with a boy riding a buffalo beside a large cluster of pine issuing from the banks of a river within delicately incised brocade-style borders, wood stand. 14.5cm  (5¾in) high (2). Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000, CNY 99,000 - 20,000, HK$ 120,000 - 140,000 Provenance: George and Cornelia Wingfield-Digby, Dorset, purchased from S.Marchant and Son,  London, 1975S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A rare documentary blue and white alms bowl. Dated Wanli 32nd year, corresponding to AD1605 and of the period

A rare documentary blue and white alms bowl. Dated Wanli 32nd year, corresponding to AD1605 and of the period. Photo Bonhams The shallow body incurling towards the upper rim, the glaze only extending partially inside the bowl, the exterior painted in a wide band with two large winged dragons flying above breaking waves in mutual pursuit below a thin continuous inscription, wood stand. 16cm (6¼in) wide (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000, CNY 200,000 - 300,000, HK$ 240,000 - 360,000 Provenance: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period

A blue and white globular jar. Jiajing kuei mao nian zhi cyclical date corresponding to AD1543 and of the period. Photo Bonhams Painted on one side with two seated figures playing weiqi, each attended by a standing boy, the reverse with a scholar and an attendant holding a qin, wood stand. 13.5cm (5¼in) wide (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 18,000, CNY 150,000 - 180,000, HK$ 180,000 - 220,000 Provenance: S.Marchant and Son, LondonThe Harriet Szechenyi Collection, SwitzerlandExhibited: S.Marchant and Son, Ming Blue and White:... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2011

A fine blue and white square baluster jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

A fine blue and white square baluster jar. Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Photo Bonhams Boldly painted in a rich dark blue on each of the four faces with a single five-clawed dragon rising and grasping at a long slender coiling meander of leafy lotus, between bands of squared spirals around the straight neck, cloud-collar lappets on the shoulder and still leaves above the crisply-cut foot, silk bag, Japanese wood box. 12.7cm (5in) high (2). Estimate: £15,000 - 20,000, CNY 150,000 - 200,000, HK$ 180,000 -... [Lire la suite]


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