20 septembre 2021

A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 151. A rare blue and white 'phoenix and crane' vase, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Height 7¼ in., 18.4 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 well potted with the slightly compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a tall cylindrical neck originally flanked by a pair of handles, painted in vibrant cobalt around the exterior with alternating pairs of phoenix and cranes flying amidst cloud wisps,... [Lire la suite]

20 septembre 2021

A blue and white 'flower basket' dish, Mark and period of Wanli

Lot 150. A blue and white 'flower basket' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 6⅝ in., 16.7 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 11,970 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the center painted in shades of dark blue with an arrangement of varying blooms in an arched-handled basket, the cavetto with fans, leaves, pomegranate and waterweed all between double-line borders, the exterior with flowering boughs and insects, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A large wucai 'dragon' jardinière, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 22⅜ in., 56.9 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 113,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the deep sides tapering slightly towards the base and rising to a galleried rim, boldly painted with two five-clawed dragons striding above a lotus pond, each with a serpentine scaly body emitting flame wisps, a spiky ridged spine, and sharp talons, the pond teeming... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2021

A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 86. A molded blue and white 'lotus' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 7½ in., 19.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 75,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 formed as a flowerhead with two radiating layers of sixteen petals surrounding a lança character at the center, the tips of the outer petals painted with trefoils and the inner petals with ruyi heads, the exterior painted with lança characters alternating with... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 572. A yellow-glazed dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 17.8 cm, 7 in. Estimate 20,000 -- 0,000 HKD. Lot sold 52,500 HKD (5,983 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapered foot to a slightly everted rim, applied overall with a rich straw-yellow glaze, save for the base left white with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double ring.  Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June 2020
16 juin 2020

A wucai sectionned circular tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 578. A wucai sectionned circular tray, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 25.5 cm, 10 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD (7,834 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. of shallow rounded form with slightly everted rim, the interior divided into a central flower-shaped section encircled by six radiating sections, painted with various auspicious symbols, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark.  Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong... [Lire la suite]

16 juin 2020

A large wucai 'dragon' fishbowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 571. A large wucai 'dragon' fishbowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 61.5 cm, 24 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD (17,093 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. robustly potted with steep rounded sides, painted on the exterior with three sinuous dragons with outstretched claws chasing a flaming pearl amidst stylised clouds, all beneath a keyfret band around the rim, the six-character mark inscribed in a line in underglaze-blue, reserved in a... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2020

A blue and white cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 568. A blue and white cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted on the exterior a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Inoue Collection.Kyoto Bijutsu Club, 21st May 1918, lot 102. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2019

A blue and white jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 440. A blue and white jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 212,500 HKD (27,147 USD). © Sotheby's. of ovoid form, painted with a continuous lingzhi scroll with each of the eight fungi supporting a Precious Object (babao), between a border of classic scroll around the bottom and a diaper band below the short collar, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
30 novembre 2019

A rare blue and white 'lança' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 315. A rare blue and white 'lança' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 12.8 cm, 5 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000. Lot Sold 550,000 HKD (70,263 USD). © Sotheby's. decorated to the interior with a medallion enclosing a lança character, surrounded by rows of smaller characters on the cavetto and repeated on the exterior.  Provenance: Christie's London, 20th/21st June 1984, lot 247. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from... [Lire la suite]