26 octobre 2016

A rare and large iron-red and blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 125. A rare and large iron-red and blue ‘dragon’ bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 36.5 cm, 14 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red dragon chasing a flaming pearl above rich cobalt-blue foaming waves, the exterior with eight similar dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst ruyi clouds and... [Lire la suite]

27 août 2016

A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 273. A pair of blue and white 'phoenix' cups, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to a flared rim, the exterior freely painted with phoenix amidst blossoms, the interior centered with a floral spray, the rim and foot with double-rings and the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double-circle (2) - Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept.... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A blue and white 'peacock' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 274. A blue and white 'peacock' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566).  Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of well-potted baluster form, painted in varying tones of cobalt-blue with peacocks amidst rockwork and flowering peony plants all set between rows of lappets, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Meriden Hall, Warwickshire, England (until 1948). Notes: An identical jar in... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2016

A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552

Lot 277. A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body tapering to a waisted neck terminating in a flaring rim, finely painted in varying shades of a rich cobalt blue with longevity and abundance motifs, a pair of gamboling spotted deer and two fluttering butterflies amidst evergreens with gnarled, twisting trunks, a crane swooping downwards to meet its mate, a tall leafy bamboo tree with four... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A rare and large iron-red and blue 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 59. A rare and large iron-red and blue 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 36.5 cm, 14 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing an iron-red dragon chasing a flaming pearl above rich cobalt-blue foaming waves, the exterior with eight similar dragons chasing flaming pearls amidst ruyi clouds and... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2016

A rare wucai square jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 171. A rare wucai square jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (25,542 - 38,313 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the square baluster body rising from a recessed base to a short neck with everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled around the exterior with the bajixiang and lotus strapwork, all between a lotus lappet band at the base and a ruyi collar, the neck with a classic scroll band, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 12.5 cm, 4 7/8 ... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2016

A wucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 57. A wucai 'butterfly and peony' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP (19,157 - 25,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flaring rim, the interior painted with a roundel enclosing butterflies fluttering around peonies issuing from pierced rockwork, above two grasshoppers, the exterior similarly painted, with an underglaze blue six-character mark within a double circle; 19.8 cm, 7... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 58. A large blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 37 cm, 14 5/8  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior in cobalt-blue tones with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst fire and ruyi cloud scrolls and above a ruyi band, the interior with a dragon medallion ... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2016

A large blue and white double gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 56. A large blue and white double gourd vase, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the globular lower body rising from a short spreading foot to a smaller upper globular section with short narrow neck, brightly painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with deer and crane in a landscape, the upper section with birds amidst shou character and prunus trees, all... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2016

A blue and white ‘boys’ jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 53. A  blue and white ‘boys’ jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566);  14 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a square base to square shoulders and a circular straight mouth, each face painted with four boys at play in a garden beside rockwork, below leafy and flowering branches, with a band of meandering lotus, peony and chrysanthemum at the shoulder, the base inscribed in... [Lire la suite]