24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Hydrangea' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1022. A blue and white 'Hydrangea' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $9,375 . © Sotheby's well potted with steep sides, finely painted with blossoms on the exterior linked by scrolling leafy stems above a ruyi border, the interior mouth rim with the blooms in alternating views and the central roundel enclosing a single flowerhead, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]

24 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1020. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $2,125. © Sotheby's with steep conical sides flaring at the rim, freely painted with a writhing dragon and phoenix pursuing 'flaming pearls' to the exterior and upper half of the interior wall, centered by a roundel depicting a peak rising above turbulent waves under a moon in mist, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Two blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1019. Two blue and white bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter of larger 9 in., 22.9 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $5,625. © Sotheby's each of conical form, the straight walls rising to a flared rim, the first painted with squirrels and grapes, the second painted with the 'three friends of winter,' each inscribed with apocryphal six-character Chenghua marks (2). Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), and thence by... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1018. A blue and white bottle vase for the Indian market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 3/8  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's the globular body with a flaring neck rising from a horizontal disc-form flange, painted in bright blue tones with floral sprigs within scalloped cartouches, the base of the neck encircled with a dense ring of lappets. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

Two blue and white bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1016. Two blue and white bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height of taller 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Sold: $3,250. © Sotheby's each of globular form with tall, slender necks flaring slightly at the rim, painted in vibrant blue with flowers and rockwork in shaped reserves against a ground of the 'Hundred Antiques' motif (2). Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.Collection of Benno Schmidt, Sr., and thence by descent. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2018

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

Lot 1015. A blue and white censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $3,750. © Sotheby's of bombé form, painted on the exterior with a continuous landscape along a mountain lake, with three figures venturing towards the edge of the bank while a fourth fishes from a boat, all within line borders, cloud motifs encircling the everted neck. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017

21 décembre 2018

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

Lot 515. A blue and white 'Landscape' yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45 cm, 17 3/4  in. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold: £6,250. © Sotheby's the round-shouldered body rising from a spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck, the exterior painted in varying shades of cobalt-blue of scholars in a continuous mountainous landscape, adorned with pavilions and tall trees amongst dense foliage. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017
21 décembre 2018

A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 453. A doucai 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 15.5 cm, 6 1/8  in. Estimate £1,500 - £2,500. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, brightly decorated around the exterior with four large scaly dragons in mutual pursuit of flaming pearls, the interior with a medallion similarly painted, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Purchased in London, 13th May 1975. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 231. A blue and white 'peony' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 16.9 cm, 6 5/8  in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £8,750. © Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides rising to a gently flaring rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing a peony spray, surrounded by undulating leafy peony scrolls, the exterior similarly decorated with large floral blooms surrounded by floral and foliate scrolls above a border of lappets at the foot, the base with a... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2018

A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 457. A pair of famille-verte ovoid jars, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate £4,000 - £6,000. Sold: £9,375. © Sotheby's  each brightly enamelled around the exterior with a ram and a hound divided by a bird in flight, all within a rocky landscape, the shoulder with cusped panels enclosing birds and animals reserved on a trellis-diaper band, later pierced wood covers. Provenance: L. Wannieck, Paris (according to label on one).Paul Bridgeman (according... [Lire la suite]