25 mars 2019

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

Lot 753. A large blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, the interior painted in varying tones of blue with a house in a mountainous river landscape, a lady at the window of the second story finishing her coiffure in a circular mirror, a figure at the riverbank below harvesting leafy vegetables, the... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

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

Lot 751. A blue and white 'figural'  baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 42/3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded slightly tapering sides vibrantly painted in rich tones of cobalt blue with a continuous scene depicting two scholars standing on a narrow rocky path conversing with one pointing to an elegant pavilion nestled among trees and rockeries in the distance, in the foreground a fisherman... [Lire la suite]
24 mars 2019

An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 750. An underglaze-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed brushpot, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form, the exterior painted with a continuous landscape depicting a thatched-roof pavilion lakeside among leafing trees, a fishing boat off-shore plying the calm water, a cluster of rustic huts alongside a rocky outcropping, and further trees among... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 515. An extremely rare pair of polychrome-enameled 'Dragon' bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 30,000USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each with finely-potted rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently everted rim, the exterior delicately enameled with two sinuous three-clawed dragons each pursuing a 'flaming pearl', each beast with a muscular chest and forearm and a serpentine tail issuing... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2019

A rare red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 507. A rare red-glazed bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm. Estimate US$20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, covered overall in a vibrant rich copper-red glaze thinning to white at the rim, the base reserved in a white glaze with a bluish tint, incised with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark. Provenance: K.K. Chow, Shanghai, 1930s... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 720. An extremely rare pair of massive luduan-form bronze censers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 31 in., 78.7 cm. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 USD. Lot sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each cast with a rotund beast standing on a serpentine dragon, the sinuous body coiling into a ring-form base, the tail flicking the luduan's hindquarters and the head slithering up the beast's chest, the luduan with a nearly spherical torso supported on four... [Lire la suite]

20 mars 2019

A large famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lo 354. A large famille-verte 'Water Margin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 15 1/4  in., 38.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow, gently rounded sides rising from a short, straight foot, boldly enameled with an animated scene depicting the warrior Wu Song fighting a tiger, beneath a full moon, all encircled by a narrow band of leafing peony blooms on a green stippled ground reserving auspicious symbols,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A large white-glazed 'Landscape' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 323. A large white-glazed 'Landscape' brushpot, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 1/8  in, 18. 1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical body finely molded and incised on the exterior with four idyllic landscapes, a sampan plying the waters of a tranquil lake, a scholar crossing an arched bridge over a rocky escarpment, a traveler trekking towards a small pavilion beneath a weeping willow tree, and craggy rockwork... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 310. A rare blue and white seal paste box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular outline, finely painted in 'Master of the Rocks' style of bold layering and faint 'blobby dots' for depth and perspective, the domed cover with a scene of five scholar-officials offering tribute to a dignitary standing beneath a canopy held by an attendant with a stately sedan in the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2019

A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 365. A pair of fine blue and white 'Erotic' wine cups, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Lot Sold 55,000 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. each of deep 'U' form rising to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with a scene of a couple, the amorous pair locked in embrace atop a table amid further furnishings and a broad-leafed plantain tree, all below a slender crescent moon and a constellation, the base... [Lire la suite]