20 mai 2016

A carved celadon-glazed, blue and copper-red beaker vase, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 98. A carved celadon-glazed, blue and copper-red beaker vase, gu, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £13,750 (€17,855). Photo Bonhams. Of archaistic form with a bulbous mid-section supported on a gently spreading foot, raising to a elegant trumpet neck, the exterior finely decorated with eight underglaze blue panels each enclosing a riverscape scene scattered with trees and figures, the details highlighted in copper-red, all reserved on an attractive celadon ground of olive-green colour densely carved with... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2016

A green-glazed 'lotus and egret' moulded vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 97. A green-glazed 'lotus and egret' moulded vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £2,375 (€3,101). Photo Bonhams. Well modelled in the form of a large wrapping lotus leaf detailed with veins, issued from a curling stem forming the handle, flanked by an egret enamelled in white standing on a spray of reed, all reserved on a bright apple-green glaze. 11.6cm (4 1/2in) high Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent Bonhams. AUCTION 23237: FINE... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 89. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £10,000 (€13,057). Photo: Bonhams. Each with deep rounded sides, delicately enamelled to the exterior with two five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a flaming pearl, striding amidst billowing clouds and scrolling flames, the interior well decorated with a further flaming pearl. 11cm (4 3/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent  ... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2016

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

Lot 88. A doucai 'dragon and phoenix' dish, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€13,000 - 20,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Elegantly potted with gently shallow sides, finely enamelled in vivid colours to the centre with a sinuous five-clawed dragon and a long-tailed phoenix in mutual pursuit amidst billowing clouds, the exterior similarly decorated with a dragon and phoenix striding amidst scattered clouds. 24.7cm (9 7/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2016

A doucai 'pomegranates and vine' dish, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 87. A doucai 'pomegranates and vine' dish, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £3,500 (€4,570). Photo: Bonhams. Finely enamelled to the well with a stylised leafy pomegranate tree, surrounded by further pomegranate, vine and rose sprays, the exterior with scattered fruiting branches. 16cm (6 2/8in) diam. Provenance: a European private collection, acquired between 1960-70, and thence by descent Bonhams. AUCTION 23237: FINE CHINESE ART, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
17 mai 2016

A small blue and white 'five magpies' brushpot, bitong, Wenzhang Shandou four-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 51. A small blue and white 'five magpies' brushpot, bitong, Wenzhang Shandou four-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £6,250 (€7,997). Photo Bonhams. With gently spreading foot and flaring neck, painted in underglaze blue to the waisted body with five magpies variously in flight or perching on a gnarled cherry branch, issued from craggy rocks beside a leafy bamboo stalk, the base inscribed with a four-character mark reading 'Wenzhang Shandou', wood stand. 13cm (5 1/8in) high (2). ... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2016

A blue and white 'eighteen scholars' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 50. A blue and white 'eighteen scholars' brushpot, bitong, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £22,500 (€28,790). Photo Bonhams. Vibrantly painted with a continuous scene of scholars engaged in various leisurely activities, on a table scholars play a game of chess, while others gather to view a hanging scroll painted with bamboo, another group sit on the ground and listen to the zither, all within a garden setting with rockwork. 17cm (16 3/4in) high Provenance: a European private collection ... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 49. A pair of blue and white bowls, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £11,875 (€15,069). Photo Bonhams. With gently sloping sides raising to a slightly everted rim, painted to the exterior in shades of cobalt blue with two leafy gnarled branches borne with prunus and peony blossoms, issued from reticulated rocks, separated by a pair of magpies in flight, the interior well similarly decorated with reticulated rocks issuing flowers and bamboo, with a floral band to the interior rim, wood stands. Each... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2016

A blue and white baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 48. A blue and white baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £8,750 (€11,104). Photo Bonhams. Well painted in inky tones with a continuous scene depicting the joyful birthday reception for the Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi, seated on a throne beside a landscape scene within a secluded pavilion surrounded by children, military and civilian officials, amidst rockwork, trees and wispy clouds and Auspicious Emblems to the neck, wood stand and cover. The jar 35.3cm (13 7/8in) high (3). ... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2016

A blue and white 'Eight Immortals' 'phoenix-tail' vase, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 46. A blue and white 'Eight Immortals' 'phoenix-tail' vase, Chenghua six-character mark, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Sold for £7,500 (€9,517). Photo Bonhams. The waisted body rising to a tall trumpet neck, finely painted around the body and neck with eight cloud-shaped panels, each enclosing a Daoist Immortal with their respective attribute, all reserved on a diaper ground. 45.7cm (18in) high Note: Compare with a similar blue and white phoenix-tail vase, Kangxi period, illustrated in The Complete... [Lire la suite]