04 avril 2016

An important and rare blue and white ‘Palace Bowl’, Mark and period of Chenghua

Lot 25. An important and rare blue and white ‘Palace Bowl’, Mark and period of Chenghua. Estimate 50,000,000 — 70,000,000 HKD (5,847,154 - 8,186,015 EUR). Lot sold 64,600,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.  exquisitely potted with smooth rounded sides, gracefully rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted in muted washes of cobalt-blue accented with sharp outlines of a deeper hue, the exterior with three large clusters of plump ripe melon vine, all differently... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2014

The Meiyintang 'Chicken Cup'. An exceptionally important and fine doucai 'Chicken Cup', Mark and period of Chenghua

The Meiyintang 'Chicken Cup'. An exceptionally important and fine doucai 'Chicken Cup', Mark and period of Chenghua. Photo Sotheby's arguably the most celebrated porcelain throughout the centuries, delicately potted with flawless translucent sides flaring out from the countersunk base to a subtly everted rim, the exterior painted in faint outlines of cobalt blue under the glaze and picked out in overglaze enamels of yellow, green, light and dark olive green, and two tones of iron red with a lively continuous scene... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2012

An extremely rare underglaze blue and yellow enamel ''Pomegranate' dish. Mark and period of Chenghua

An extremely rare underglaze blue and yellow enamel ''Pomegranate' dish. Mark and period of Chenghua. Photo Sotheby's the brightly enamelled yellow dish with curved sides and a flared rim, painted on the interior in pale underglaze blue with a large flowering pomegranate spray with two open blooms and three attendant buds on a leafy gnarled stem, encircled on the cavetto with detached branches of peach, crab apple, cherry and lychee, all drawn in outlines and coloured with blue washes, the central ribs of... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2012

An extremely rare doucai 'grape' saucer dish. Mark and period of Chenghua

An extremely rare doucai 'grape' saucer dish. Mark and period of Chenghua.  Photo Sotheby's delicately potted with steep rounded sides and a straight foot, the interior freely painted with a medallion of twisted vines bearing thick bunches of purple grapes, the leaves all in green and the tendrils in yellow, all outlined in underglaze blue, the exterior painted with four branches of peach, rose, possibly persimmon and gardenia, all further outlined in underglaze blue, with the fruits in... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2011

A magnificent blue and white 'Palace Bowl', Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487)

Lot 56. A magnificent blue and white 'Palace Bowl', Mark and period of Chenghua (1464-1487); 15.4 cm, 6 1/8 in. Estimate 80,000,000—120,000,000 HKD. Sold privately after the sale for 90,000,000 HKD (11,054,000 USD). Photo Sotheby's  exquisitely potted from a fine creamy-white porcelain, masterly painted on the exterior in a light soft blue cobalt pigment with three large clusters of plump ripe melon vine, all differently rendered with four or six fruits, the thin curling tendrils counterbalanced by the... [Lire la suite]