15 juillet 2019

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

Lot 222. A famille-verte 'Dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 7/8  in., 27.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender ovoid body tapering towards the base, surmounted by a cylindrical neck rising to a flared rim, painted with a coiled dragon amongst clouds and flames, in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', the body of the dragon in green, iron-red and yellow, the neck painted with bamboo. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]

13 juillet 2019

A celadon, copper-red and underglaze-blue yen-yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 163. A celadon, copper-red and underglaze-blue yen-yen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/4  in., 45.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the body of baluster form rising to a trumpet neck with everted rim, boldly painted in strong tones of underglaze blue and red with a scene of a traveling immortal and acolyte riding on a donkey, approaching a local with a basket of lingzhi who points the way, a... [Lire la suite]
13 juillet 2019

A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 162. A copper-red and underglaze-blue 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of steeply rounded shape, boldly painted in underglaze blue and copper-red with mackerel, whitefish, carp, freshwater perch and crustacea swimming amidst numerous aquatic weeds below a chevron border around the rim. Note: The names of the four fish on the present... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

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

Lot 157. A large blue and white 'figural' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 9 1/8  in., 24.4 cm.Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000  USD. © Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely painted around the exterior with two large rectangular panels, one enclosing a scene of figures working with textiles, the other with farmers in fields, the interior painted with a central medallion enclosing bamboo issuing from... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

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

Lot 150. Two blue and white rosewater sprinklers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height of taller 9 1/2 in., 24 cm. Estimate 600 — 800 USD. Lot sold 3,125  USD. © Sotheby's. made for the Islamic market, each of typical pear shape raised on a high foot and with elongated neck, the larger painted with four stylized foliate medallions between narrow café-au-lait and foliate bands; the other painted around the body with 'Hundred Antiques' and on the neck... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

A rare and unusual underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Squirrel and grapevine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 149. A rare and unusual underglaze-blue and copper-red 'Squirrel and grapevine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 43 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's. of attenuated baluster form, finely painted with two leafy grapevines with spreading branches laden with ripe fruit highlighted in copper red, lively squirrels clinging to the branches amid the curling tendrils, all beneath two leafy and fruit-laden vine sections... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

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

Lot 147. A blue and white 'Four accomplishments' baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 1/2  in., 44.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of elegant baluster form with galleried rim and ribbed neck, well-painted with a continuous scene of scholars gathering to learn and master the gentlemanly arts of the game of weiqi, playing the qin, calligraphy and painting all in an outdoor setting replete with... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

A blue and white pear-shaped 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 146. A blue and white pear-shaped 'Lotus' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 16 5/8  in., 42.2 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's. raised on a high pedestal with a flaring foot and rising to a galleried rim, painted all around the body with scrolling lotus flowers all above petal lappets between a geometric border around the foot and below the rim, the base with double circles in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

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

Lot 145. An unusual blue and white vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 14 7/8  in., 37.7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. © Sotheby's. with a compressed globular body painted allover with blossoming lotus scrolls, continuing on the neck and interrupted by a raised collar, with a band of scrolls around the rim, apocryphal six-character Xuande mark in underglaze blue. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2019

A penciled blue and white 'Lotus' small vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 144. A penciled blue and white 'Lotus' small vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's. the globular body rising from a short foot and surmounted by a tall neck, painted delicately around the body and halfway up the neck with scrolling foliage, the long stems terminating in lotus blossoms, the neck with a collar of upright stems above a narrow band of interlocking whorls,... [Lire la suite]