27 mars 2019

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

Lot 366. A large blue and white 'Figural' teapot and and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of globular form, the rounded sides painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with two rectangular panels each enclosing an idyllic scene of domestic happiness, one depicting an elegant woman on a swing being pushed from behind by an attendant and another young woman attending to a small boy chasing... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2019

A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 334. A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed form, the slightly domed cover finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an intricate basket-weave pattern studded with white florets, the design continuing to the lower section all above a lappet band and against a pale blue ground, the interior plain, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 341. A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body sweeping to a slender neck and a slightly flaring lipped rim, painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with two playful squirrels scampering amid a meander of undulating grape vines issuing clusters of ripe fruit and broad leaves, all set between a band of upright lappets around the... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Li Bai' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 314. A famille-verte 'Li Bai' cup, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 4 1/2  in., 11.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, of elegantly curving beaker form, the steep, gently flaring sides sweeping to an everted rim, all supported on a slightly splayed base, the exterior superbly enameled with a scene featuring the famous, ample-bellied Tang dynasty poet relaxing on a balustraded, terraced hillside, wearing... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

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

Lot 302. A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegant baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a slender waisted neck with everted rim, freely painted in a subtle range of blue tones with a continuous landscape depicting a boatman ferrying a passenger over tranquil water  towards a rustic pavilion amid leafing foliage and mountain... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century

Lot 357. A famille-verte 'Kuixing' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century. Height 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the waisted cylindrical form flaring at the rim and supported on a slightly stepped and splayed base, brightly enameled around the exterior depicting a scholar seated at a table studying by candlelight in an austere study, an inscribed screen overhead, beyond the small pavilion the God of Literature in characteristic pose... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2019

A celadon-ground blue and white and copper-red 'Longevity' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 325. A celadon-ground blue and white and copper-red 'Longevity' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of well potted baluster form rising to a slightly flaring neck encircled by a single raised fillet, the sides with white slip decoration painted in underglaze-blue and copper red with contentedly grazing deer beneath a towering pine tree and cranes flying overhead, the base... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A pair of famille-verte double-sided plaques mounted as table screens, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 353. A pair of famille-verte double-sided plaques mounted as table screens, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Width 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each rectangular panel brightly enameled to both sides, one side with a landscape portraying scholars travelling over bridges towards elegant pavilions all amongst tall mountains; the reverse with figural scenes, one panel depicting a seated official enjoying the antics... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 319. An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides exquisitely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue and bright red with a continuous landscape of leafing trees and plants emerging from rockwork and alongside a placid waterway with mountains in the distance, imposing craggy stone boulders picked out in a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 313. A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides deftly painted in varying tones and washes of underglaze blue with two roundels each enclosing a winter scene, the first depicting Meng Haoran riding a donkey followed by an attendant carrying a prunus branch, the second portraying Han Yu crouched amid rockwork looking... [Lire la suite]