19 mai 2022

A doucai 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 3635. A doucai 'floral' bowl, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 17 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold 1,008,000 HKD (Estimate : 250,000 - 350,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: A Japanese private collection. Note: Elegantly painted with a rhythmic floral scroll, the design of this bowl represents a development of Chenghua (1465-87) prototypes. The Wanli Emperor (r. 1573-1620) is known to have been passionately fond of Chenghua doucai wares, thus their value and... [Lire la suite]

05 mars 2022

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

 Lot 71. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Width 5⅝ in., 14.4 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 15,120 USD. © Sothebys. the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double rectangle. Provenance: Collection of V.W. Shriro. Sotheby's London, 28th May 1963, lot 128. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.5.5. Note: Compare two... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2022

A blue and white 'tri-cloud and dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 70. A blue and white 'tri-cloud and dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 7¼ in., 18.5 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 16,380 USD. © Sothebys. the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.5.6. Note: Compare two Wanli-marked dishes of this same design sold at auction, the first sold in our Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2022

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

Lot 69. A rare blue and white circular 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620). Diameter 10⅛ in., 25.8 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 115,920 USD. © Sothebys. the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2) Provenance: Collection of F.G. Fletcher. Sotheby's London, 24th March 1964, lot 88. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.5.10. Literature: Rose Kerr et... [Lire la suite]
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]