16 mars 2018

A celadon-glazed, underglaze blue garlic-mouth vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 368. A celadon-glazed, underglaze blue garlic-mouth vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 3/8  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. © Sotheby's the pear-shaped body supported on a stepped foot and rising to bulbous mouth with an upright rim, covered overall in a lustrous milky-green celadon glaze, and decorated in relief with white slip painted in underglaze blue with a herd boy riding a water buffalo through a landscape, the seated child engrossed in a book,... [Lire la suite]

16 mars 2018

A pair of underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 370. A pair of underglaze blue, copper-red, and celadon-glazed beaker vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 5/8  in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD.  © Sotheby's each modeled in the form of archaic gu vases, painted to the exterior with the Eight Horses of Mu Wang galloping, grazing, and lounging amid tall pines, the horses’ coats variously decorated in underglaze blue, underglaze red, and white slip, all reserved against a... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

A Famille-verte 'Crane' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 364. A Famille-verte 'Crane' bowl and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's the deeply rounded sides rising from a slightly tapering foot to a galleried rim, the interior centered with a fruiting peach spray, the exterior delicately enameled with three soaring cranes carrying twigs in their beaks each divided by flowering and fruiting peach branches, the details of the birds and plants finely... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

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

Lot 357. A famille-verte 'Figural' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 1/2  in., 44.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. Lot sold 43,750 USD.  © Sotheby's the cylindrical body richly painted with two large rectangular panels reserved against a scrolling peony ground, one panel with the Eight Daoist Immortals in a landscape of textured rocks, gnarled pine, red-leafed trees, and auspicious animals, a dragon and phoenix appearing in a large plume of qi exhaled by the... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

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

Lot 343. A famille-verte 'Chilong' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000. © Sotheby's the body of undulating baluster form tapering to a tall cylindrical neck terminating with an everted rim, sparsely enameled with a delicately intertwining foliate motif surmounted by four stylized chrysanthemum blooms of alternating green and iron red, an underglaze-blue chilong in high relief artfully coiled around the base of the neck,... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

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

Lot 305. A famille-verte 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 7/8  in., 24.6 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's of slender ovoid form surmounted by a trumpet neck with flared rim, painted in vibrant hues with a lakeside landscape, the rocky peninsulas zigzagging into the distance punctuated with waterfront studios and reclusive scholars, birds flying in formation above, a lone fisherman pulling in his catch, the rounded shoulder with concentric... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2018

A Famille-verte 'Landscape' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 306. A Famille-verte 'Landscape' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 3/8  in., 18.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the center of the interior painted with a small landscape vignette of a riverside hut under the red foliage of an autumn tree surrounded by verdant hills and blue bluffs, the motif repeated and expanded across the band encircling the interior rim, the exterior with a scholar sitting with... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

A quadrangular famille-verte 'Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 349. A quadrangular famille-verte 'Deer' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's the stoutly potted square-section body with tapered rectangular sides supporting a waisted cylindrical neck and everted rim, each side painted in bright enamels with deer frolicking beneath towering pines in vertiginous landscapes, the stags, doe, and fawn variously nibbling lingzhi and leaves, nestling in the grasses, and ambling along banks and... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

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

Lot 333. A famille-verte hu-form vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 15 1/8  in., 38.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000. © Sotheby's the swelling body supported on a tall spreading foot and rising to a wide waisted neck and flared rim, finely enameled with a wide collar band enclosing alternating stylized leafing peony and chrysanthemum meanders on an iron-red ground boldly outlined in black, surmounted by four lion-masks suspending rings and stylized lotus blossoms, the rim with... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2018

A famille-verte 'Buddhist Lion' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 334. A famille-verte 'Buddhist Lion' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/8  in., 44 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. © Sotheby's of archaistic zun form, the bulging mid-section enameled with three lively Buddhist lions each playing with an exuberantly beribboned brocade ball, set between ruyi-head borders, the tapering shoulder with a band of iron-red and gilt peony flowerheads against a green diaper ground surmounted by two sinuous striding chilong amid... [Lire la suite]