19 mars 2017

A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 681. A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   boldly painted in bright enamels depicting a spotted deer in a grove with pine, bamboo springing from rocks, and lingzhi, a crane gliding overhead and a gilded sun and swirling clouds in the distance, within a border of oval floral panels reserved on a red diaper ground, the flat, broad rim with six cranes in flight within a border of red... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2017

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

Lot 680. A famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, finely enameled with two figural scenes and gilt details, on the body a scene of a court lady sitting before a landscape-painted screen as two female entertainers perform a sword dance as attendants look on, the neck with an outdoor scene of an official shooting an arrow surrounded... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

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

Lot 679. A rare quadrangular famille-verte 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the heavily potted square-section body with tapered rectangular sides rising from a splayed foot, the tapering shoulder panels rising to a flared neck and a galleried rim, each of the four sides boldly painted in famille-verte enamels and gilt details with pairs of Daoist Immortals demonstrating magical... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

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

Lot 678. A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and a flared rim, boldly painted around the sides with three Buddhist lions playing with colorful brocaded balls tied with long ribbons, bordered at the shoulder by a broad band of scrolling chrysanthemum and peony blossoms, below upright ruyi-lappets, with a... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte 'figural' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 676. A famille-verte 'figural' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722).  Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,875 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   enameled to the interior with a lady holding a foliate sprig and a small boy grasping a long halberd, all set within a garden landscape detailed with bamboo and scholar rock. Diameter 8 1/4  in., 20.8 cm Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art New York, 15 Mar 2017
19 mars 2017

A café-au-lait ground famille verte dish; Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 670. A café-au-lait ground famille verte dish; Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   well painted to the center, with an aubergine-enameled slender arching prunus tree emerging from rockwork, issuing blooms of varied green tones, the rim with four delicate floral sprays alternating with fluttering butterflies, all against a light brown ground, the underside with two leafy bamboo stalks, the base painted in underglaze blue with... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2017

A doucai-decorated powder-blue rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 532. A doucai-decorated powder-blue rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the cylindrical body sweeping to a tall neck encircled by a collar and tapering slightly towards the galleried rim, reserved on the bright 'powder blue' ground with two figures in military dress conversing with a fisherman beside a tree, detailed in underglaze blue and doucai enamels, wood stand (2). Height 17 1/2... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2017

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

Lot 531. A blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck and garlic mouth with everted lipped rim, the body painted to one side with a shaped cartouche enclosing a scene of a scholar and attendant in a landscape, and to the other side with an arrangement of antiques and auspicious emblems, with a twelve-character inscription above... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 527. A pair of doucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each painted to the interior with a central medallion enclosing a confronted dragon and phoenix amid peony blooms within a double line border, with a band of leafing peony scrolls encircling the cavetto, the exterior with four blooms, peony, chrysanthemum, prunus and hibiscus, the base with an apocryphal Chenghua mark, wood stands... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2017

A pair of doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 525. A pair of doucai 'Wang Xizhi' cups, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 56,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  each delicately potted with an everted rim and countersunk base, enameled to the exterior with a continuous scene depicting Wang Xizhi seated below a willow tree overhanging a river, watching five geese in the water below, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark (2). Diameter 2 5/8  in., 6.7 cm . Note: Compare... [Lire la suite]