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]
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]
08 août 2013

An incised yellow and green enameled bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820)

Lot 31. An incised yellow and green enameled bowl, Jiaqing seal mark and period (1796-1820). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides raised on a straight foot, decorated around the sides in green enamels with birds in flight between fruiting peach trees springing from rockwork, all against a yellow ground extending into the interior, the countersunk base with a seal mark in aubergine.  Property from the Estate... [Lire la suite]