31 août 2016

An exceptionally large and rare carved celadon-glazed 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 253. An exceptionally large and rare carved celadon-glazed 'dragon' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of monumental size, the ovoid body rising from a splayed foot and sweeping up to a waisted neck, the exterior crisply carved overall in varying levels of relief with a lively and unusual scene of five three-clawed dragons, the principal dragon centered and full-frontal flanked by four striding dragons,... [Lire la suite]

31 août 2016

An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 252. An archaistic tea-dust-glazed 'bronze-imitation' vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of hu form, the rounded sides decorated with two bands of kuilong, surmounted by a waisted neck similarly decorated, the splayed foot with a narrow band of C-scrolls, all reserved on a leiwen ground, the shoulder encircled by a row of ruyi heads, interrupted by a pair of mask handles... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2016

A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908)

Lot 925. A large blue and white 'dragon' vase (tianqiuping), Qing dynasty, Guangxu period (1875-1908). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with nine four-clawed dragons painted in underglaze blue, some emerging and leaping from a band of roiling, foaming waves encircling the base, others striding above, all amid fiery clouds and a central 'flaming pearl', the base with an apocryphal Qianlong seal mark, Japanese wood box (3). Height 20 1/2 in., 52.1 cm Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's:... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2016

Guwan tu ‘Pictures of Ancient Playthings’, 1728, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty

Guwan tu ‘Pictures of Ancient Playthings’, Scene 1. Ink and colours on paper, Height: 62.5 centimetres (?), Length: 20 metres (approx). Anonymous artists of the Qing imperial painting academy, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, dated equivalent to AD 1728. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese  Art (PDF X01) © Trustees of the British Museum This handscroll presents a very rare subject in China’s court painting history. It measures nearly twenty metres in length and provides a selective... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2016

A rare famille-verte, iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Qing dynasty, Late Kangxi period (1662-1722)

 Lot 244. A rare famille-verte, iron-red and gilt-decorated 'Immortals' bowl, Qing dynasty, Late Kangxi period  (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's delicately potted, the shallow rounded sides rising from a straight foot to a slightly lipped rim, intricately enameled around the exterior with a procession of Daoist Immortals and their attendants, with Xiwangmu atop a crane supporting a double-gourd from which emanates a long thin stream of vapor and five bats,... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2016

A Qingbai flower-form box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1310. A Qingbai flower-form box and cover, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-13th century. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The top of the box is decorated with a six-petaled flower head.Together with a five-peaked brush rest, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) or earlier, molded on each side with a willow tree flanked by two horses below butterflies. Box 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam., brush rest 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]

21 août 2016

A pair of silver-mounted blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, later mounted

Lot 933. A pair of silver-mounted blue and white vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, later mounted. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each of ovoid form, raised on a flared foot, the lobed bodies with six vertical panels depicting beauties and flowers, with silver mounts and urn-form covers struck with the Dutch sword control mark corresponding to the late 19th / early 20th century (2). Height 10 1/8  in., 25.7 cm Provenance: Sotheby's London, 23rd June 1981, lot 217. ... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2016

Two blue and white 'lotus' bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 932. Two blue and white 'lotus' bottle vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. each with a compressed globular body between a tall tapering neck and flared foot, boldly painted with lotus blossoms, scrolling foliage and leaf and petal lappets (2). Height 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm Provenance: C.T. Loo / Frank Caro (by repute). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art New York | 17 Sep 2016, 10:00 AM
21 août 2016

An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Prunus' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 251. An iron-red and underglaze-blue decorated 'Dragon and Prunus' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a tall slender cylindrical neck, decorated with prunus blossoms, applied to the shoulder with a coiled dragon in blue highlighted in gilt, the foot encircled by a narrow band resembling a string of coins. Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2016

A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 250. A blue and white bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the globular body rising to a slender waisted neck, painted with shaped cartouches enclosing lotus scrolls and chrysanthemum florets against a blue ground, all reserved against scattered prunus flowers and scrolling leaves, the neck painted with further shaped cartouches on a ground of prunus florets, with chevron bands at the neck and foot. Height 7 3/4  in., 19.3 cm ... [Lire la suite]
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