19 mai 2020

Lockdown auction held behind closed doors includes £45,000 Beijing enamel vase

Lot 60. From The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland. Rare imperial painted enamel yellow-ground 'lotus' vase, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 27cm high.  Sold for £45,000. © Lyon & Turnbull.   EDINBURGH.- A rare Chinese imperial vase found in a Scottish country house topped the Asian Art sale held ‘behind closed doors’ by Lyon & Turnbull on May 13.The Qianlong (1736-95) mark and period painted enamel lotus vase sold at... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2020

A pair of rare green and yellow-enamelled bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 344. A pair of rare green and yellow-enamelled bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722); 12.2cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot Sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from on a tall foot, the exterior incised and painted in green enamel with birds amidst fruiting peach trees issuing from rockwork, below a double line border at the rim, all reserved against a yellow enamel ground, the marks inscribed in aubergine enamel to... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2020

A pair of doucai 'magpie' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 3717. A pair of doucai 'magpie' dishes, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722); 15.8 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 525,000 HKD (53,542 EUR). Photo Sotheby's each delicately potted with shallow rounded sides resting on a slightly tapered foot, finely painted on the interior with a medallion enclosing two long-tailed magpies, one perched on a prunus branch amidst rockwork, the other soaring from above with outstretched wings amongst cloud swirls,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2020

Rare dragon bowls, R.J. Horner cabinet found in mobile home highlights Fine Estate, Inc., auction

Lot 186. Pair of Iron-Red Painted 'Dragon' Bowls, Kangxi Marks and Period (1662-1722). Diameter: 5 1/2 inches. Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000. © 2020 2008 - 2020 Finesf.Com SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- A rare pair of iron-red painted “Dragon Bowls” from the Kangxi Period are expected to take top lot honors in Fine Estates, Inc., auction on Saturday, Feb. 29 held live on LiveAuctioneers. The 5-1/2 bowls are directly from the estate of James Nassikas, the entrepreneur credited with building of one of San... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2020

A large doucai hexagonal jardinière, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

A large doucai hexagonal jardinière, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Length 20¼  in., 51.5 cm. Photo Sotheby's Provenance: Private Collection, Milan.Christie's London, 15th May 2007, lot 282. Literature: Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre, Qing Porcelain: Famille Rose, Famille Verte, London, 1987, p. 58, fig. 62. Note: Daoist symbols abound on the present piece. The reign marks and fine quality of painting signify it was destined for the imperial palace. However, of the three major... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722)

Lot 387. A pair of doucai 'medallion' bowls, Kangxi marks and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo Sotheby's each with gently rounded sides and lipped rim, the exterior delicately painted with five round medallions of flowering peonies in yellow, aubergine, green and iron-red enamels, the interior similarly decorated with a single medallion, six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2). ... [Lire la suite]

14 décembre 2019

A blue and white 'Klapmuts' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 44. A blue and white 'Klapmuts' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722) ; Diam. 20,5 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR. Lot sold: 4,375 EUR. © Sotheby's.  la panse peinte de quatre scènes de palais dans des réserves, les bords évasés à décor d'une frise de croisillons, l'intérieur décoré d'un médaillon centrale à décor de trois enfants dans un paysage, marque à six caractères dans un double cercle à la base. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 10 december 2019.
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]