22 mai 2015

A rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period

A rare 'Ming-style' blue and white bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period.  Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€29,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly potted with rounded sides above a short foot, the exterior painted in rich blue tones with a continuous heavenly landscape scene, depicting a female deity accompanied by three female attendants within a terraced courtyard by a pavilion surrounded by clouds, one attendant leads with a candle lit, all amidst willow trees, flowering... [Lire la suite]

19 mai 2015

A large and rare enamelled rouleau vase, Kangxi period

A large and rare enamelled rouleau vase, Kangxi period. Sold for £92,500 (€128,142). Photo Bonhams. With a sloping shoulder rising to a slightly flaring neck, boldly and vividly enamelled to the gently tapering body with a domestic scene at a fenced garden extended from a tiled pavilion with the interior revealed through the opened door, depicting two elegant ladies playing chess observed by a scholar, next to a lady holding a fan at leisure, seated at a table placed with books, scrolls and a vase holding lotus sprays,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2015

A 'rouge-de-fer' bottle vase, Kangxi

A 'rouge-de-fer' bottle vase, Kangxi. Sold for £7,500 (€10,400). Photo Bonhams The globular body enamelled in iron red and highlighted in gilt with ruyi-shaped cartouches enclosing large flower heads borne on leafy tendrils, alternated with leafy sprays to the lower register, all beneath a geometric band to the shoulder, the long slender neck decorated with stiff leaves bordered by a stylised floral band to the rim. 44.2cm (17 3/9in) high Provenance: a distinguished European private collection For a related vase... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2015

An aubergine-glazed tripod incense burner, Kangxi

An aubergine-glazed tripod incense burner, Kangxi period. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. The compressed bulbous body with deep rounded sides supported on three short tapering legs, divided into three even sections by incised lines to the underside, applied with a pair of upright rope-twist handles to the lipped rim raised on a waisted neck, all under an attractive aubergine glaze of deep and glossy violet tone. 22.9cm (9in) wide Provenance: Louis van der Heyden collection,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A blue and white vase, gu, Kangxi period

A blue and white vase, gu, Kangxi period. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€4,100 - 6,900). Photo: Bonhams. Boldly painted on the central, upper and lower sections with lobed cartouches containing landscape scenes alternating with floral sprays, with smaller cartouches containing a precious tasselled object against a hatched ground containing flower-heads, the sections divided by a decorative hatched band between further similar bands at the foot, outer rim and inner rim. 51.4cm (20 3/8in) high Provenance: a... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2015

A fine blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period

A fine blue and white brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period. Estimate £25,000 - 30,000 (€34,000 - 41,000). Photo: Bonhams. The cylindrical brushpot painted to the exterior in vivid shades of underglaze blue with a continuous landscape scene with a retreated scholar seated at rest beside the lake, and a dignitary holding a long staff crossing a rock bridge, all surrounded by craggy rockwork interspersed with gnarled leafless trees shadowed by overlapping mountain peaks at the background. 15.8cm (6 1/4in) high ... [Lire la suite]
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11 mai 2015

A pair of large blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period

A pair of large blue and white baluster vases and covers, Kangxi period. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each of elegant baluster form painted in vibrant underglaze blue, the central register with lappet borders containing continuous foliate sprays on blue ground and stylised lotus scrolls, all between quatrefoil lozenge borders, with similarly painted foliate barbed domed covers surmounted by a lotus bud finial, lingzhi mark on the base. The largest 53.3cm (21in)... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A fine and large blue and white triple-gourd vase, Kangxi period

A fine and large blue and white triple-gourd vase, Kangxi period. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€11,000 - 16,000). Photo: Bonhams. The largest globular lowest bulb painted in bright cobalt blue with three roundels of chrysanthemum blossoms, alternating with heavy peony flowerheads, encircled by stylised dragons striding amidst the leafy meanders, surmounted by the central bulb similarly painted and all reserved on a blue ground, rising to the smallest bulb depicted with three cartouches of floral sprays beneath the waisted... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body painted with vases of flowers, incense burners, a qin and other antiques, all below a narrow chevron border at the shoulder, 19.4cm., 7 5/8 in.  Provenance: W. Dickinson, London (prior to 1911).Collection of Leonard Gow (1859-1936).Sotheby's London, 13th May 1943, lot 41 (part lot). ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2015

A pair of blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A pair of  blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,783 - 9,496 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. each body with deep rounded sides, finely painted around the exterior with figures from classical literature, the interior with a medallion enclosing a scholar at rest, the base with apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark in underglaze-blue. Quantité: 2 - 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 13 mai 2015, 11:00 AM
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