31 octobre 2020

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

Lot 41. A wucai 'Flower and butterfly' dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Width 17.3 cm, 6¾ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square shape, robustly potted with wide flaring sides raised on a slightly tapered foot, the interior painted with four butterflies hovering above large blooming peonies issuing from leafy branches beside a large garden rock, surrounded by four petal-shaped cartouches each enclosing a dragon in flight at the cavetto,... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2020

An incised white-glazed square jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 42. An incised white-glazed square jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 12.2 cm, 4¾ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the square body with rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a short neck and lipped rim, incised with alternating flying phoenixes amidst cloud wisps, between ruyi scrolls and a band of upright plantain leaves around the neck and foot, applied overall save for the footring with a transparent glaze, the countersunk base with a... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 528. A yellow-glazed dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 8⅝ in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 27,720 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. well potted, with rounded sides rising from the short, tapering foot, covered in a rich yellow glaze save for the white-glazed base, inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.  Provenance:  Sotheby's London, 8th November 2006, lot 256. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019),... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2020

An unusual blue and white 'lingzhi and babao' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 516. An unusual blue and white 'lingzhi and babao' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 22,680 USD. © Sotheby's 2020. of baluster form, finely painted with a continuous scroll of meandering lingzhi, each of the eight fungi supporting one of the 'Eight Precious Objects,' babao, framed below by a classic scroll border, and above by a diaper band at the shoulder beneath a short straight rim, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2020

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

Lot 217. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 33,750  USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a recessed base to a short neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with two scaly five-clawed dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst ruyi-clouds and fire scrolls and between a ruyi band at the base and a lappet collar at the... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

A blue and white box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 273. A blue and white box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Diameter 7 5/8 in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with an everted rim, supported on a tall, slightly spreading hollow foot, painted on the exterior with a scholar on a horse the cover of compressed domed form, painted in vibrant cobalt-blue featuring a large central medallion enclosing peach branches borne on a gnarled trunk forming a... [Lire la suite]

27 janvier 2020

A blue and white stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 272. A blue and white stembowl, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with an everted rim, supported on a tall, slightly spreading hollow foot, painted on the exterior with a scholar on a horse followed by an attendant carrying a qin going to visit friends, with other scholars in a mountainous landscape setting, the interior with a medallion enclosing... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2019

A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 83. A yellow-glazed saucer dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 15 cm, 5⅞ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 5,250 EUR. © Sotheby's. les bords évasés reposant sur un court pied, la glaçure uniforme à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur, le dessous sans glaçure, marque à six caractères dans un double cercle à la base.  Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 december 2019.
14 décembre 2019

A blue and white ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 85. A blue and white ewer, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 34 cm, 13⅜ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR. Lot sold: 16,250 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'élégante panse piriforme au col cintré se prolongeant vers des bords évasés, flanquée d'un fin bec verseur arqué relié au col par une traverse aux contours mouvementés et d'une grande anse galbée surmontée d'un petit anneau, vivement peint des deux côtés en bleu de cobalt profond de chevaux et kirin galopant parmi les rinceaux... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2019

A blue and white 'boys' saucer-dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 3. A blue and white 'boys' saucer-dish, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 14,2 cm, 5⅝ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold: 5,625 EUR. © Sotheby's. finement peinte au centre d'une scène animée de quatre enfants jouant sur une terrace rocailleuse, les bords décorée de huit emblèmes précieux, l'extérieur orné sur les bords de deux dragons, marque à six caractères dans un double cercle à la base. Collection Particulière Française Provenance: Christie's London, 5th and 6th July... [Lire la suite]