30 novembre 2021

Chinese porcelain from the Ezekiel Collection sold at Sotheby's, 3 november 2021

Lot 17. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Width 7.8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 630 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's painted to the exterior with a peacock standing on blossoming peony branches. Property from the Ezekiel Collection. Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927). Lot 20. A small famille rose waterpot, Qing dynasty, 19th century; Height 5.8 cm, 2¼ in. Lot sold:... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2021

An exceptionally rare chestnut-ground 'dragon' chubha, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 270. An exceptionally rare chestnut-ground 'dragon' chubha, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 184cm (72 1/2in) wide x 136cm (53 1/2in) long. Sold for £ 31,500 (€ 37,532) (Est: £30,000 - £50,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 A complete bolt meticulously worked in bright silk satin stitch and couched gold threads with nine writhing, five-clawed dragons The elegant garment constructed in Tibet from Chinese Kangxi period Imperial chestnut silk brocades, finely worked in gold and multi-coloured threads, the design on... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2021

A pair of large verte-Imari chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 320. A pair of large verte-Imari chargers, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 54cm (21 1/4in) and 53.8cm (21 1/8in) diam. Sold for £ 50,250 (€ 58,768). (Estimate £ 24,000 - £30,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each brightly enamelled with the Yang family female generals practising their equestrian skills within a pavilion garden, overlooked by a matriarch and attendants on a balcony above, within a border of large exotic floral blooms on a gilt foliate ground. Provenance: a European private collection. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 novembre 2021

A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A doucai 'Li Taibai' brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 15.5 cm, 6⅛ in. Lot sold: 13,860 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 10,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the cylindrical body rising from a flat base, painted and enamelled around the exterior with figures in a studio attending to the drunken poet. Provenance: Beaussant Lefèvre Paris, 19th November 2014, lot 53. Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2021

A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 322. A pair of famille-verte lobed ewers and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 27 cm, 10⅝ in. Lot sold: 7,560 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot and moulded with a spiral lobe, set to one side with a correspondingly lobed tall loop handle and to the other with an elegant curved spout attached to the body with a strut, the domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Provenance:Sotheby's New York,... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A cloisonné enamel rectangular 'lotus' box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 309. A cloisonné enamel rectangular 'lotus' box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722);24 by 14.6 cm, 9½ by 5¾ in. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP (Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the box and cover decorated with multi-coloured lotus blooms borne and encircled by continuous scrolling leafy vine tendrils, reserved on a turquoise ground. Provenance: Sothebys' New York, 1st June 1994, lot 218. Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers,... [Lire la suite]

13 novembre 2021

Three blue and white baluster vases and covers, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 308. Three blue and white baluster vases and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 45 cm, 17¾ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's each baluster body rising from a spreading foot with recessed base to a short straight neck with rolled rim, painted in vivid cobalt-blue to the exterior with a qilin and a phoenix amidst blooming foliages, all between keyfret bands, the domed cover with large... [Lire la suite]
13 novembre 2021

A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the domed cover painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with three dignitaries holding tablets in their hands, below an immortal and his attendants standing amidst clouds, the base inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Christie's London, 5th November 2013, lot 423. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2021

A copper-red and underglaze-blue-decorated bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 865. A copper-red and underglaze-blue-decorated bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 37,500 (Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000). © Christie's 2021 The bulbous body is molded with vertical ribs and decorated with three roundels, two roundels with a phoenix and one roundel with a signature Qingyunju ya wan (elegant plaything of the dewlling place of blue sky) and two seals. The neck is encircled by a scaly three-clawed dragon, and the spreading... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2021

Selected Libation Cups and Works of Art from The H.G. Beasley Collection at Alastair Gibson Auctions, 18 november 2021

The Collection of H. G. Beasley (1881 – 1939) Harry Geoffrey Beasley was born on the 18th of December 1881 in East Plumstead, Kent, the son of Charles Beasley, a wealthy business man and owner of the North Kent Brewery, Plumstead. The business was a successful Victorian family enterprise, brewing its own beers and bottling imported beers such as Guinness Stout from Dublin. It held two Royal warrants: H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES and H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH and was eventually taken over by Courage in the 1960’s. Harry, one of... [Lire la suite]