14 septembre 2017

A fine famille-rose 'Boys at play' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 32. A fine famille-rose 'Boys at play' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height  12 1/4  in., 31.2 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 612,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the ovoid body supported on a slightly flared foot and rising to a tall waisted neck, brightly enameled around the body with a continuous scene of nine boys at play, each holding auspicious objects, in an elegant garden with ornamental rocks and flowering plants, all set... [Lire la suite]

06 septembre 2017

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

Lot 22. A blue and white 'dragon' bottle vase, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Height 11 1/8  in., 28.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 93,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck with a flared rim, finely painted with a large five-clawed dragon writhing amid flames and clouds, with its young below striding among crashing waves, the base with a six-character seal mark  ... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

A coral-ground 'lotus' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 231. A coral-ground 'lotus' bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820), 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flared rim, decorated in reserve with stylised lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls, the outlines of the leaves and petals pencilled in iron-red, the interior glazed white, inscribed to the base with a seal mark in underglaze-blue Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2017

An underglaze blue and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 229. An underglaze blue and iron-red 'dragon' dish, Jiaqing seal mark and period  (1796-1820), 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rising sides, rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a lively five-claw iron-red dragon writhing above breaking waves within a double line border repeated at the rim, the exterior with nine similar dragons above breaking waves, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a seal mark ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2014

A fine Famille-rose 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 117. A fine Famille-rose 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820);  26cm., 10 1/4 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 122,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short waisted neck with rolled rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with a phoenix in flight and a scaly dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst leafy foliate strapwork, fire and ruyi cloud scrolls, between lotus lappet and ruyi bands at the... [Lire la suite]