17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll border, the conforming... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll border, the conforming... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 342. A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tall slightly tapering body of square section, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, each side with a rectangular panel enclosing a different flowering plant; one with chrysanthemum emerging from rockwork, another with a blossoming camellia tree with a pair of flycatchers, the third panel with flowering... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 335. A fine powder-blue-ground wucai and gilt rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 16 7/8 in., 42.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical form exquisitely decorated with four elongated quatrefoil reserves, each painted in underglaze-blue and wucai enamels, one with an assemblage of 'Precious Antiques', another with a pair of heron amidst lush lotus, a third with an auspicious depiction of a deer and crane beneath a towering pine tree, and a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 358. A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. The cylindrical body brilliantly enameled with a continuous lively scene depicting a general on horseback, possibly Guo Ziyi, traveling through a mountain pass with troops, stopping to receive homage from an official flanked by two attendants, all amid towering trees, craggy rockwork, a pavilion roof nestled in the distance, swirling... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 347. A fine famille-verte 'Romance of the Western Chamber' phoenix-tail vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/8 in., 46 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster form body sweeping to a wide flaring rim, the rounded sides vibrantly enameled with a continuous animated scene depicting the victorious moment of Huiming, robes flying in the wind, running alongside General Du, sitting astride a galloping steed with arms raised preparing to throw a long lance... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 316. A large famille-verte 'lotus' fishbowl, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 14 3/8 in., 36.5 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted, of deep U-shape, richly enameled around the exterior with an auspicious depiction of a resplendent lotus pond featuring broad leaves with curling edges and delicate veining, straining slender stems issuing brightly colored buds and lush blossoms, all emerging from placid waters enlivened by small waterbirds... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A rare blue and white 'Dragon' pen box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Length 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of oblong form, the flat cover painted with a sinuous, writhing dragon emerging from roiling and cresting waves with scudding skies overhead, all encircled on the side with a crisp leiwen border, the box painted on the exterior with an elegant archaistic band of boldly interlaced scrollwork, the interior with three circular and one... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A fine and rare blue and white hu-form vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 363. A fine and rare blue and white hu-form vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly potted, the pear-form body rising to a waisted neck with a raised fillet and an elegantly flaring rim, all supported on a tall splayed foot, finely painted in vivid tones of sapphire blue with a scholar reclining beneath a tall, arching pine tree, leaning with one arm supported on a stack of books, gazing thoughtfully into a quiet... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 328. An extraordinary, fine and large inscribed famille-verte brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: US$80,000 - US$120,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the cylindrical form superbly enameled with a literati scene depicting a Tang dynasty poet-scholar leaning against the railing from the upper terrace of an elegant pavilion, gazing thoughtfully up at a full moon emerging from colorful cloud wisps, with two young attendants standing nearby, all within a... [Lire la suite]