24 septembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 1561. A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate HKD 250,000 — 300,000. Price realised HKD 307,500. Courtesy Sotheby's  of well potted rectangular form with indented corners resting on a short foot, the cover with a rectangular panel enclosing two five-clawed dragons contesting a 'flaming pearl' amid cloud swirls and above rolling waves crashing against rockwork, surrounded by lotus blooms on meandering... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2019

A wucai 'Dragon' octogonal water jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3610. A wucai 'Dragon' octogonal water jar, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 375,000 HKD (48,304 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of octagonal section, the straight sides divided into eight facets and supported on a low foot, each face boldly painted with a five-clawed dragon writhing amongst cloud scrolls and flames in pursuit of a flaming pearl, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A rare wucai 'Fish' cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3610. A rare wucai 'Fish' cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 937,500 HKD (120,759 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the low rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a gently flaring rim, decorated to the exterior with blue fish swimming amidst waterweeds and aquatic plants rendered in red, yellow and green enamels, the interior painted in cobalt blue with a central dragon medallion encircled by five... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A pair of white-glazed bowls, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3664. A pair of white-glazed bowls, Marks and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 11 cm, 4 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Lot Sold 175,000 HKD (22,542 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. each with deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, applied overall save for the unglazed footring with a clear glaze, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double circle. Property from the Muyutang Collection Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 760. A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 8 7/8 in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 66,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue with an elderly man seated in front of a decorative screen raising a aloft an open book as if about to read to a group of small boys, while other boys scamper about the fenced garden pavilion flying a kite, acting or playing... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

An extremely rare yellow and iron-red 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2681. An extremely rare yellow and iron-red 'dragon' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 3,620,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely painted around the exterior with two large scaly five-clawed yellow dragons in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' outlined in iron-red, all amidst ruyi-head cloud and fire scrolls, the foot with a keyfret... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2934. A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover with figures, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 19 cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 100,000 HKD (15,233 EUR) (24,073 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the domed cover painted with an official seated on a throne surrounded by his attendants while receiving two other officials, the sides of the cover and box each painted with four quatrefoil panels enclosing birds, butterflies and peaches, bound on the rim with... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

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

Lot 2937. A blue and white 'Fruits and flowers' bowl, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 19.3 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 235,500 HKD (19,133 EUR) (30,236 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. the shallow rounded bowl painted on the exterior with four bowls on stands over flowing with an abundance of flowers and fruits, set between auspicious symbols below the rim and a floral scroll skirting the foot, the generous interior painted with two dragons encircling... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

A blue and white lobed 'dragon' basin, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 2936. A blue and white lobed 'dragon' basin, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 34.5 cm., 13 1/2 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 607,500 HKD  (49,355 EUR) (77,997 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. strongly potted of cinquefoil section, finely painted overall in vivid tones of cobalt-blue, the interior floor with a ferocious five-clawed dragon in full-frontal position leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amid leafy sprays of chrysanthemum, peony,... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2018

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

Lot 2942. A blue and white censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 22.2 cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 787,500 HKD (63,979 EUR) (101,107 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's 2008. of hexagonal section, each side painted in bright washes of cobalt with one of the bagua trigrams on a lingzhi scroll enclosed within a quatrefoil panel with a crane hovering above rocks, the corners of two sides set with a moulded qilin head, all supported... [Lire la suite]