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]

25 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 752. A rare blue and white 'Silk Production' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with three scenes of silk production, the exterior with a woman and attendant carrying baskets amid leafing mulberry trees and a group a three ladies minding trays of silk worm cocoons,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 516. A blue and white 'Chrysanthemum' 'Month' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.7 cm. Estimate US$50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the finely potted sides rising in a subtle bell-shape from a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in underglaze blue with tall chrysanthemum, the flowers in full bloom over smaller blossoming flora, a spindly leafless plant emerging alongside, its knobby branches arcing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 511. A circular blue and white 'peony' box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted with meandering foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms, the tones of the cobalt carefully modulated to achieve a nuanced, painterly effect, the domed cover similarly adorned, the base with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 510. A fine blue and white 'Dragon Medallion' cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 1/2  in., 8.8 cm. Estimate US$40,000 — 60,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the U-shaped sides set over a straight foot and rising to an everted rim, the exterior finely painted in cobalt blue with five writhing five-clawed dragons, each with a sinuous body coiling to form a roundel, the scales, whiskers, and outlines minutely described, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot509. A fine blue and white 'Three Friends of Winter' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 3 3/4  in., 9.5 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 106,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted, the rounded sides set over a straight foot, the exterior delicately painted in muted shades of cobalt with a pine tree at the center, its thick trunk leaning with the farthest branches hovering above long shoots of leafy bamboo, near two intertwining prunus... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Hibiscus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 517. A fine famille-verte 'Hibiscus' month cup, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Height 2  1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 200,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely potted with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior delicately enameled with red hibiscus buds, the reverse inscribed in underglaze blue with a poem reading qing xiang he su yu, jia se chu qing yan ('the fragrance blends with the... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2019

A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 513. A fine pair of famille-verte wine cups, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722).Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each finely potted, of U-form, the gently rounded sides rising steeply from a recessed base, the exterior beautifully enameled with a continuous scene depicting inspirational scholarly themes; one in a wintry landscape with the Tang dynasty poet Meng Haoran in heavy robes, riding a donkey followed by an... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

  Lot 350. A famille-verte 'Elegant Beauty' dish, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, enameled in delicate tones of green, yellow and augergine, depicting an elegant woman attired in flowing Han-style robes standing before a slender corner-leg table displaying several accoutrements of an accomplished lady, such as a book, gilt censer,... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 514. A rare pair of large doucai octagonal 'Immortals' jardinières, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Width 22 1/4  in., 56.5 cm. Estimate: US$300,000 - US$500,000. © Sothebys each sturdily potted with flaring sides rising from a conforming splayed base to a wide everted, lipped and barbed rim, the gently curving sides divided neatly into eight rectangular panels, brilliantly enameled with finely painted scenes depicting Daoist Immortals receiving auspicious... [Lire la suite]