23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 675. A blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000, USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   The deep sides rising from a tapered foot to an everted rim, the exterior painted with four cartouches featuring scenes of genteel life, the cartouches linked by clouds, the interior with a central medallion of three boys playing, a diaper-and-flower band at the rim, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

23 mars 2017

A blue and white baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 673. A blue and white baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000, USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   rising from a splayed foot, the elongated ovoid body boldly painted with a scene of a striding general signaling to his steed as three soldiers converse nearby in a setting of rockwork and foliage below a layer of swirling mist, a round moon and constellations in the distance and just below the short cylindrical neck with a raised horizontal ring... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'Crane and Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 672. A blue and white 'Crane and Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000, USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted neck and flared mouth rim, boldly painted with a pair of deer emerging from an enclave of pine, bamboo, rockwork and lingzhi, a crane in flight amidst scrolled clouds above, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark. Height... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 669. A blue and white brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12, USD. Lot sold 47,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form, the straight sides rising from a slightly concave base with a small countersunk center, deftly painted around the exterior with a continuous scene depicting a seated dignitary receiving an official, flanked by attendants and soldiers and set in an open pavilion, wood stand (2). Diameter 6 1/4  in.,... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

A blue and white 'Spring banquet' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

  Lot 668. A blue and white 'Spring banquet' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 52,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of cylindrical form, painted in vibrant tones of cobalt depicting a lively gathering of poets under moonlight, seated around a table, imbibing wine, with brushes and scrolls nearby to capture the inspired moment, all set within a walled garden of budding trees hung with lanterns, inscribed... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 696. A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the ovoid body rising to a tall slender  neck, the body brightly enameled with three Buddhist lions gamboling among ribbons, two in shades of green, the third smaller and in iron-red, a foliate scroll at the shoulder  below upright ruyi-lappets, the rim with a diaper band surmounting downturned ruyi-lappets suspending... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'Boys' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 695. A famille-verte 'Boys' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body elegantly painted with boys at play, one with hands clasped over the eyes of a playmate, observed by an older boy wearing an official's robe and clasping a ruyi scepter, a small boy crouching over in laughter, as another, bearing a lotus blossom on a stick, happily tickles the central figure with a twig, all set between a band... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

An iron-red ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 694. An iron-red ground famille-verte rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body well painted with two large and bountiful flower baskets within rectangular panels, divided by two smaller shaped reserves of 'antiques' and butterflies, all reserved on an iron-red scrolling foliate and chrysanthemum bloom ground, the neck with stylized shou characters, with later... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A powder-blue and copper-red 'Dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 690. A powder-blue and copper-red 'Dragon' dish,  Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the shallow rounded sides continuing to a broad flat rim, the interior with a four-clawed dragon striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' painted in a grayish tone of copper-red, all on a finely mottled cobalt blue ground, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Diameter 10 3/4  in., 27.3 cm  ... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

Two famille-verte and blue and white double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 689. Two famille-verte and blue and white double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with a globular body supported by a short tapered foot, rising to a ribbed waist and lobed center below the cylindrical neck and flaring mouth, the body painted in bright enamels with figural scenes of ladies and children, the center and neck with alternating blue and white floral patterns (2). Heights 10 5/8... [Lire la suite]