09 août 2019

A rare blue and white 'Peacock' vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 120. A rare blue and white 'Peacock' vase, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 40cm., 15 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125  GBP. © Sotheby's the elegant baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted ribbed neck with flaring rim, finely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with a peacock perched on rockwork amidst flowering branches of peony and magnolia. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]

25 juillet 2019

A blue and white drum-shaped box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 182. A blue and white drum-shaped box and cover, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722); 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's the deep slightly rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a flanged rim, painted around the exterior with two rectangular panels enclosing a scene from literature, all above a line of bosses and divided by two unglazed animal mask ring handles, the flat cover surmounted by an unglazed lion dog finial, the base with underglaze... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A copper-red 'Dragon medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 35. A copper-red 'Dragon medallion' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 110,000 USD. © Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a straight foot to an everted rim, the exterior decorated with five five-clawed dragons coiled to form medallions and a single dragon to the interior, the copper-red firing to a rosy pink with a faint speckling of apple-green, all reserved on a milky-white ground,... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

Artcurial will present a selection of nearly 200 lots at its Asian art auction

PARIS.- On 10 June, Artcurial will host an auction dedicated to Asian art. Comprising nearly 200 lots and several private collections, the sale will take us on a voyage throughout the Asian continent including several sections representing Japanese art followed by Chinese art, concluding with South-Eastern Asian art, in particular with pieces from India, Thailand, and Cambodia. Chinese and Japanese art Chinese art will be represented by several outstanding pieces such as a large Doucai porcelain dish, a legacy... [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]
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]