09 novembre 2019

A small yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 166. A small yellow-glazed bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 11 cm, 4⅓ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000  GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, covered overall, save for the footrim and base, with a soft yellow glaze slightly pooling to a deeper tone on the inside and around the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2019

A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 151. A wucai 'boneless' 'Butterfly and aster' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising to a subtly flared rim, elegantly enamelled to the exterior with a leafy sprig of bright yellow asters, accompanied by three butterflies detailed with various colours and patterns, the countersunk base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 149. A rare wucai 'month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6.5 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 112,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's finely potted, the deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, delicately enamelled around the exterior with a red-flowering peach tree with small blossoms among scant leaves, representing the third month, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem followed by a seal mark reading... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019

A Blue and White ‘Floral’ and Poem Cup, Kangxi Mark and Period, 1662-1722

Lot 3019. A Blue and White ‘Floral’ and Poem Cup, Kangxi Mark and Period, 1662-1722. H 5cm D 6.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 2,500,000 (USD 191,180 - 318,633). Sold price: HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,631). © Poly Auction Hong Kong. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 7 October  201
04 octobre 2019

Two blue and white 'Seven scholars' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 904. Two blue and white 'Seven scholars' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/8  in., 20.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of 'klapmuts' form with deep rounded sides, resting on a straight foot and steeply flaring at the rim, painted in inky cobalt washes with a scholarly gathering in a rocky bamboo grove, a group listening to the qin, a group conversing, and an attendant preparing a meal to the side,... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 877. A fine wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate  50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's with deep rounded sides, supported on a straight foot sweeping to a gently everted rim, the exterior enameled with alternating iron-red and green dragons and aubergine phoenix against leafy floral stems, below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi heads, all between line borders,... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2019

A green-enameled yellow-ground 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 617. A green-enameled yellow-ground 'dragon' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 in., 10.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. © Sotheby's delicately potted with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, the exterior incised with two striding five-clawed dragons in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', all above a border of ruyi-heads circling the foot, the rim bordered with a classic scroll band, the interior centered with a medallion enclosing... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A pair of green and aubergine-enameled yellow-ground 'dragon' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 616. A pair of green and aubergine-enameled yellow-ground 'dragon' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's delicately potted, each with rounded sides rising from a short foot, incised to the center with two confronting dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid fiery cloud scrolls, the exterior with four double clusters of grapes, the base with a six-character mark in aubergine... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 615. A large wucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 12 3/4  in., 32.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's the shallow rounded sides supported on a gently tapered foot, brightly enameled to the center with a pair of confronting dragons divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, against a dense ground of leafy peony stems, the cavetto and exterior similarly decorated with the creatures in profile, the... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2019

A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 612. A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's well potted with wide rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot, brightly painted on the interior with a large green-enameled five-clawed dragon writhing among clouds beside a 'flaming pearl', all saturated in vivid colors within a double-line border and below a single line at the... [Lire la suite]