29 mars 2014

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' dish, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

A rare blue and white 'Lotus' dish, mark and period of Wanli. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to a barbed rim in the form of sixteen moulded lotus petals, the exterior with each petal enclosing a Tibetan character alternating with a floral bloom, the sides interrupted by a further row of moulded triangular petal tips with freely painted linear strokes, all above a lappet band encircling the underside, a single-line band bordering the foot, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a Tibetan character,... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2013

A small blue and white 'dragon' jar, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 33. A small blue and white 'dragon' jar, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); diameter 6.5 cm., 2 1/2  in. Estimate 500,000 - 700,000 HKD (49,367 — 69,114 EUR). Lot sold 687,500 HKD (67,880 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's of compressed globular form, the rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a short tapering neck, brightly decorated in deep shades of cobalt with two five-clawed dragons striding in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', with wide open jaws, a shaggy mane, and a sinuous... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2012

A rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' brush tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 23. A rare blue and white 'dragon and phoenix' brush tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 31.3 cm., 12 3/8 in. Estimate 800,000 - 1,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,160,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2012 of long rectangular form with slightly flared sides rising to an everted rim with indented corners, supported on a low foot of conforming shape reinforced by two horizontal bars of clay, the interior divided into two sections by a thin crenulated wall shaped to hold two... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2012

A Wucai 'Birds and Flowers' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3170. A wucai 'Birds and Flowers' jar. Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); height 13.5 cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimate 90,000-120,000 HKD (8,807 — 11,743 EUR). Lot sold 212,500 HKD (20,795 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body with a rounded shoulder and a short mouth, painted in cobalt blue, iron red, yellow, green and black enamels, with four lobed panels of birds flying amongst flowering and fruiting branches, all below a frieze of four similarly decorated... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2012

A large blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3166. A large blue and white 'Fish' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 32 cm., 12 7/8 in. Estimate 150,000-200,000 HKD (14,679 — 19,572 EUR). Lot sold 250,000 HKD (24,464 EUR). photo Sotheby's well potted with deep curved sides rising from a slightly tapered foot flaring to an everted rim, painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, the interior centred with a medallion enclosing a pair of cranes flying amongst scrolling clouds within a ring of ruyi heads, all... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3169. A blue and white 'Lotus' Dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate  600,000-800,000 HKD (58,715 — 78,286 EUR). Lot sold 1,220,000 HKD (119,387 EUR). Photo Sotheby's moulded in the form of an open lotus flower, with two tiers of scalloped petals rising from a short straight foot to a barbed rim, painted in rich cobalt tones, the interior centred with a Sanskrit character fo encircled within a double frieze of ruyi, the inner row of... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2012

A large blue and white 'Scholars' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 3167. A large blue and white 'Scholars' jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); 41.3 cm., 16 1/4 in. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD (39,143 — 58,715 EUR). Lot vendu: 836,000 HKD (81,809 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the robustly potted globular body rising from a recessed foot, surmounted by a short lipped mouth, painted around the sides with four large lobbed panels, detailed with scholars and their attendants in garden landscapes, interrupted by floral sprigs at the rounded... [Lire la suite]