13 septembre 2018

A rare and fine famille-rose 'Peach' vase, tianqiuping, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 157. A rare and fine famille-rose 'Peach' vase, tianqiuping, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 12 3/4  in., 32.4 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 175,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with a globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck,  superbly enameled with a gnarled tree trunk emerging from pierced rockwork issuing two asymmetric peach branches extending halfway around the body and wrapping around the neck, the fruiting boughs with pink blossoms... [Lire la suite]

13 septembre 2018

A pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Jiaqing seals marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 155. A pair of doucai 'Floral' bowls, Jiaqing seals marks and period (1796-1820). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate: 30,000-50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each finely potted with rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, delicately enameled on the interior with a medallion of composite iron-red, white and blue-petaled flowers encircled by a band of diaper cells enclosing red florets and further... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2018

A pair of celadon-glazed dishes, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 24. A pair of celadon-glazed dishes, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820); 19.6 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each with shallow round sides rising to a slightly everted rim covered in brown, covered overall in a pale celadon glaze, the white base inscribed with a seal mark. Quantité: 2. Provenance: Collection of Gustav Wallenberg (1863-1937), thence by descent.   Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2018

A famille-rose hexagonal cup, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 489. A famille-rose hexagonal cup, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's 2014. painted with a continuous scene of five officials gathered together in a fenced landscape among trees, flowers and rockwork, with an attendant pushing a cart of gold, the interior delicately painted with a central day lily flower surrounded by sprays of lotus, chrysanthemum, peony and other... [Lire la suite]
05 février 2018

A lime-green-ground famille-rose tripod censer, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 486.  A lime-green-ground famille-rose tripod censer, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820).  Height 12 7/8  in., 32.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2014. the globular body enameled with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems) amidst meandering lotus scrolls that extend onto the cabriole legs, the shoulder with a band of ruyi-heads, flanked by a pair of pierced, upright curved handles, the lotus scrolls... [Lire la suite]
27 décembre 2017

A pair of 'famille-rose' green-enamel ground vases, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 233. A pair of 'famille-rose' green-enamel ground vases, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820); height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 92,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of ovoid shape flaring from a tapered foot, painted around the exterior with a central band of lotus-head scrolls alternating with iron-red shuangxi ('Double Happiness') characters, below a register of iron-red descending bats alternating with pomegranate, peach and finger citron... [Lire la suite]

23 octobre 2017

A fine famille-rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 6. A fine famille-rose yellow-ground 'Medallion' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820), 14.4 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 125,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with four circular medallions enclosing various flowers, divided by four peach branches tied with a wan symbol above a band of breaking waves, all reserved on a yellow sgraffiato ground, the interior... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 813. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Diameter 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. of ogee form supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted in a deep cobalt hue with two lively dragons dashing through clouds, one glancing back toward the other, all between double lines at the rim and foot, the interior with a writhing dragon within a double circle, another double circle at the rim, the... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2017

A rare famille-rose altar ornament, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 36. A rare famille-rose altar ornament, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 12 in., 30.4 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. © Sotheby's. modeled as a 'flaming pearl' resting on an elaborate pedestal, the stylized emblem fashioned with a band of gilt-decorated iron red flaming wisps surrounding multi-colored lappets picked out with circular motifs, the pedestal elaborately decorated with bands of petals and foliate... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]