26 mars 2020

A rare 'wucai' 'garlic-mouth' vase, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3202. A rare 'wucai' 'garlic-mouth' vase, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 53.9 cm., 21 1/4 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 6,020,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the well-potted pear-shaped body supported by a wide straight foot, rising to a garlic-bulb shaped mouth, decorated in colours of the wucai palette including brilliant tones of iron-red and strong purplish underglaze-blue, with mandarin ducks, herons, and various other birds in a... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Four Gentlemens' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 1562. A large blue and white 'Four Gentlemens' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 29.2cm., 11 1/2 in. Estimate HKD 250,000 — 300,000. Price realised HKD 307,500. Courtesy Sotheby's  the deep rounded sides of the robustly potted bowl well-painted on the exterior in bright cobalt blue with the 'The Four Gentlemen' - prunus, pine, bamboo, and chrysanthemum, each blooming from a stem twisted in the form of one of... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A blue and white sweetmeat' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 120. A blue and white sweetmeat' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 18.4 cm, 7 1/4  in.. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD (15,343 - 19,179 USD). Lot Sold 275,000 HKD (35,016 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's of circular section, the domed cover decorated with a medallion depicting a seated official with two attendants to his left whilst receiving two other officials, surrounded by a band of four lobed cartouches, each enclosing flowering branches and two... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A blue and white stand, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 119 . A blue and white stand, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 24.8 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 HKD (15,343 - 19,179 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's of circular section, the openwork cabriole sides modelled with five cusped flanges alternating with five ruyi-shaped heads, all between two rings forming the top and base respectively, the sides decorated in underglaze blue with lingzhi scrolls and pairs of birds perched on fruiting... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A wucai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 2683. A wucai dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 31.8 cm., 12 1/2 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2010 the shallow rounded sides rising from a tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly painted and enamelled to the interior with five scaly dragons, one supporting a bowl of peaches below a 'flaming pearl' centred with a shoucharacter and a single wan character, all encircled at the well by an... [Lire la suite]
30 septembre 2018

A Tibetan-inscribed blue and white 'Dragon medallion' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3670. A Tibetan-inscribed blue and white 'Dragon medallion' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD (19,109 - 25,478 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a gently flared rim, richly painted to the exterior in bright cobalt blue tones, depicting four roundels formed from sinuous five-clawed dragons writhing amidst clouds, divided by pairs of the babao (Eight... [Lire la suite]

30 septembre 2018

A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3652. A wucai ‘Dragon and Phoenix’ fan-shaped cricket case, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD (38,217 - 50,956 USD). Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. with straight sides rising from a knife-pared foot, each facet brightly enamelled with a leaping five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl beside a swooping phoenix, all amidst leafy sprays issuing stylised flower heads and within underglaze-blue double-line borders, the glazed... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

A wucai 'Figure' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 2118. A wucai 'Figure' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8 in. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD (33,742 — 43,383 EUR). Lot sold 524,000 HKD (50,517 EUR). Photo Sotheby's potted with shallow rounded sides supported on a short foot, the exterior painted in the wucai palette, depicting two boys with offerings, alternating with a deer and ox with elaborate saddles, all traversing a landscape with scattered flowers and distanced... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2018

A rare blue and white octagonal 'boys' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 1944. A rare blue and white octagonal 'boys' jar and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD (96,406 — 144,609 EUR). Lot sold 3,620,000 HKD (348,989 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of octagonal section, the straight walls rising from a short foot, the exterior painted in vivid shades of cobalt-blue with eight panels, each detailed with boys at play in a balustraded garden scene, the underside inscribed with a six-character reign mark... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2018

A blue and white 'dragon' sweetmeat box, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 490. A blue and white 'dragon' sweetmeat box, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 24.6 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. centred with a foliate section with six surrounding segments, painted with dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, the exterior similarly decorated with four dragons. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM