23 avril 2018

A blue and white bottle vase and a dish for the Portuguese market, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, circa 1540-1550

Lot 57. An extremely rare blue and white dish for the Portuguese market, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period, circa 1540-1550; 31.6cm, 12in., diam. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, painted in underglaze cobalt-blue to the interior with a central medallion enclosing two Buddhist lions with beribboned brocade balls encircled by a trellis border at the rim, the exterior with IHS monogram medallions, the armillary sphere, and roundels... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2018

A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

Lot 306. A rare 'Chinese Imari' bottle and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 22cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the ovoid body rising from a recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the rim, the straight-sided cover... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720

Lot 304. A rare and large 'Chinese Imari' armorial charger for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1700-1720; 47.5cm., 18 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 33,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, encircled at the broad flaring rim with an underglaze-blue, iron-red and gilt floral band.  Note: For a similar plate, see one included in... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2018

A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720

  Lot 303. A fine and rare armorial circular tureen and cover for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, circa 1720; 31cm., 12in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 39,650 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded sides raised on a domed spreading foot, brightly decorated in underglaze-blue, polychrome enamels and gilt to the front and back face with the arms of Dom Luis Peregrino de Ataide, divided by elaborate floral strapwork, the interior... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2018

A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720

Lot 86. A rare pair of Imari armorial bottles and covers for the Portuguese market, Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720; 22.3cm., 8 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 GBP. Lot sold 72,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007 each with ovoid body, rising from a short foot with recessed base to a short cylindrical neck, brightly enamelled to the front face with the arms of Sampaio Melo e Castro, the reverse with iron-red and gilt floral sprays, all below a floret and diaper band at the... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552

Lot 277. A very rare Portuguese market blue and white bottle vase (yuhuchunping), Jiajing mark and period, dated 1552. Estimate 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the pear-shaped body tapering to a waisted neck terminating in a flaring rim, finely painted in varying shades of a rich cobalt blue with longevity and abundance motifs, a pair of gamboling spotted deer and two fluttering butterflies amidst evergreens with gnarled, twisting trunks, a crane swooping downwards to meet its mate, a tall leafy bamboo tree with four... [Lire la suite]

21 mai 2016

A rare pair of verte-imari armorial dishes for the Portuguese market, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 298. A rare pair of verte-imari armorial dishes for the Portuguese market, Early Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £15,000 - 20,000 (€19,000 - 26,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Painted in vibrant verte-Imari enamels and gilt to the interior with a medallion enclosing the arms of Don Luis Peregrino de Ataide, governor of Algarve, beneath a coronet and flanked by cherubs rising from architectural scrollwork, all within an elaborate strapwork border incorporating garlands, leaves and bulls' heads. Note: Dom Luis... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2016

An armorial scalloped saucer, for the Portuguese market, Qianlong Period, ca. 1740

Lot 214. An armorial scalloped saucer, for the Portuguese market, Qianlong Period, ca. 1740. Estimate 3 200 € / 5 000 €. Photo Veritas Art Auctioneers Chinese export porcelain. Blue, red and yellow decoration depicting Berain inspirated strapwork and D. José Ribeiro da Fonseca Figueiredo e Sousa coat-of-arms, Bishop of Oporto under the name of D. Frei José Maria da Fonseca e Évora, 5th Service. 17,5x17,5 cm Literature: Nuno de Castro, "A Porcelana Chinesa ao Tempo do Império", p. 135;Alberto Varela Santos,... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2016

Pot in blue and white porcelain 'IHS', Company of Jesus, 18th Century, Qianlong period

Lot 99. Pot in blue and white porcelain 'IHS', Company of Jesus, 18th Century, Qianlong period. Estimate : 600 ~ 800 €. Photo Marques Dos Santos. the blue decoration, the Order's insignia of the Jesuits in front. Dim:. 12.5 cm.  MARQUES DOS SANTOS , PORTO. Antiquités Chinoises & Mobilier, le 30 Avril 2016 à 15h30
26 décembre 2015

A Portuguese market large armorial plate, circa 1720

Lot 25. A Portuguese market large armorial plate, circa 1720. Estimate $7,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Painted in vibrant verte-Imari enamels and gilt with the arms of Ataide, the elaborate strapwork borders incorporating bulls' heads - 10 ½ in. (26.6 cm.) diameter Christie's. CHINESE EXPORT ART, 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza