26 mars 2018

A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).

Lot 307. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's modeled after archaic gu, the flaring neck painted in blue washes accented with deep blue cobalt illustrating a scholar sitting on a riverbank by twin pines and rocks, the globular center section with two large quatrefoil cartouches respectively enclosing a scholar fishing riverside and another walking a mountain... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2018

A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white ‘Immortals’ bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's the widely flared sides painted to the exterior in bright cobalt tones with the Eight Daoist Immortals traversing a landscape to greet Shoulao, the interior with a 'scholar in landscape' medallion, the rim dressed with dark brown, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark within a double circle, coll. no.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 304. Two rare powder-blue-ground floral dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720. Diameter 10 1/2  in., 26.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's each with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot, the center superbly painted with flowers, one with gnarled magnolia branches bursting with blooms amidst sprays of thoroughwort, the other with grasses and lush lotus blossoms under a pendulous lotus leaf, set within a foliate-form... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A large blue and white ‘Flower basket’ dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 382. A large blue and white ‘Flower basket’ dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 1/8  in., 35.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow, rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a broad flared rim, the interior finely painted with a large woven bamboo basket set on a stand with three ruyi-head feet, the rounded sides of the basket supporting a flared rim overflowing with chrysanthemum, aster, peony, pomegranate blossoms,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Landscape' yen yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 384. A blue and white 'Landscape' yen yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's the waisted lower body rising to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a trumpet neck, the body painted in bright cobalt tones with a riverside mountainous landscape, a scholar and attendant carrying a qin strolling amid secluded cabins and thatch-roof pavilions surrounded by old pines and soaring... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A powder-blue-ground 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 369. A powder-blue-ground 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 7/8  in., 42.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 35,000 USD. © Sotheby's of slender baluster form, the body decorated all around with the Eight Daoist Immortals carrying their respective attributes through an ethereal azure expanse, Shoulao flying into the scene on the back of a crane, each of the figures modeled in white slip incised and enameled for naturalistic effect, three... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2018

An underglaze blue and copper-red 'Peony' weiqi box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 378. An underglaze blue and copper-red 'Peony' weiqi box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 4 1/4  in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000. Lot sold 42,500 USD. © Sotheby's of compressed globular form, densely painted all around with underglaze-blue scrolling leafing peony vines framing three large copper-red blossoms, the motif repeated on the rounded cover (2), coll. no. 144. The Jie Rui Tang Collection. Provenance: Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2000. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Figural' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 302.  A blue and white 'Figural' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. © Sotheby's of slightly waisted form, finely painted in varying tones of underglaze blue with a military scene centering on an imperious general standing in front of an encampment receiving news from a messenger carrying a banner emblazoned with the character ling (order) identifying the figure as a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

An underglaze blue and copper-red seal paste box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 301. An underglaze blue and copper-red seal paste box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. © Sotheby's of compressed circular form over a tapered foot, the domed cover painted in the 'Master of the Rocks' style with a landscape, in the lower half of the composition a scholar crossing a stone bridge accompanied by an assistant carrying a qin heading toward a thatch-roofed hut beyond massive... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2018

A blue and white 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 303. A blue and white 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000. Lot sold 52,500 USD. © Sotheby's the slender pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to an everted rim, painted in bright cobalt with an episode from Romance of the Three Kingdoms between speckled bands at the foot and rim, at the center Zhao Yun, one of the five top generals in the Shu army, seated upon... [Lire la suite]