29 avril 2017

A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 206. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 27cm (10 5/8in) high. Estimate £2,500 - 3,500 (€3,000 - 4,100). Photo: Bonhams. The figure modelled wearing armour beneath his robe, wearing a cap with two braids falling on his shoulders, facing to one side and sitting astride a horse with full trappings. Provenance: an Italian private collection Note: Compare with a similar, but smaller, blanc-de-chine figure of Guandi on horseback, Kangxi, illustrated by... [Lire la suite]

28 avril 2017

A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 101. A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 24 in. (61 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,290 - USD 25,720) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017.  The jar is boldly decorated with large shaped panels enclosing narrative scenes, separated by scrolling iron-red and gilt lotus on a blue ground. The shoulder is decorated with a trellis band with cartouches enclosing sea creatures, and the neck is with a band depicting scholars in a mountainous landscape. The... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

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

Lot 187. A rare famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€18,000 - 24,000). Photo: Bonhams. The compressed globular body supported on a tall splayed channelled foot rising to a long slender neck and gently everted rim, the exterior enamelled with a scholar leaning on a rocky platform and holding a cup, under a leafy tree, all beneath a three-line poem describing the scene and entitled 'Yin Yue Tu'. Note: 清康熙 五彩「飲月圖」長頸瓶 Inscribed on the bottle... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A famille verte baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 186. A famille verte baluster jar, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 29cm (11 3/8in) high. (2).  Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€4,700 - 7,100). Photo: Bonhams. Finely decorated around the exterior with a continuous scene of officials paying their respects to a seated dignitary and lady, all within palatial rooms and a fenced garden, wood cover. Note: The story depicted on the jar is from the play 'Thanksgiving Thrice', adapted from a popular novel by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍 (1574-1645). The story is about... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A pair of wucai 'boys' baluster jars and covers, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Each 43.2cm (17in) high (4). stimate £10,000 - 15,000 (€12,000 - 18,000). Photo: Bonhams. Each raised on a gently-tapered foot, the exterior decorated in vivid enamels with eight large peony blossoms evenly distributed in two bands reserved on a dense ground of green leafy scrolling tendrils highlighted with underglaze blue, the upper register separated by four boys holding stems canopied by smaller peony petals to... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 168. A wucai 'grape vines' jardinière, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 28.5cm (11 1/4in) high. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,400 - 3,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of cylindrical form with slightly tapering sides, vibrantly enamelled to the exterior with an abundance of grape vines, depicting clusters of red, yellow and green fruits hung on green and underglaze-blue leaves amidst iron-red trailing fruiting tendrils issued on drooping branches, the flat rim decorated with a band enclosing peony blossoms borne on scrolling foliage. ... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2017

A very large powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 213. A very large powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 76cm (29 7/8in) high. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000 (€9,400 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. The vase well potted, the cylindrical body surmounted by a tall neck with galleried rim, richly gilt on a powder-blue ground with foliate and round panels enclosing a dragon pursuing a flaming pearl, flowers and a calligraphic inscription, all in reserve on a gilt ground reserved with scrollworks and lotus flowers, between a band of lappets and a... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2017

A powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 210. A powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45.5cm (18in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,400). Photo: Bonhams. The well-potted vase with a slightly cylindrical body and a tall neck supported by a galleried rim, decorated with shaped cartouches depicting magpies perching on branches of flowering prunus, chrysanthemums and blossoming lotus, all reserved on a gilt ground of scrolling flowers between a band of lappets and Precious Objects.  Provenance: an Italian private... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

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

Lot 242. A blue and white beaker vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44.5 cm, 17 1/2  in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the globular central section rising from a tall spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, painted around the exterior with a prunus and cracked-ice ground divided by keyfret and moulded plain bands and chevron bands at the foot and rim.  Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 6th December 1978, lot 757. Roger Keverne Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2017

A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 241. A large blue and white 'Scholars' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 48.5 cm, 9 1/16  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP.  Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted to the interior with a garden scene of three scholars playing musical instruments under a pine tree, assisted by two attendants, encircled by a border of four auspicious emblems interspersed with leafy lotus sprays, within a wide border of cartouche panelled scenes reserved on a... [Lire la suite]