21 septembre 2017

A 'Dehua' fang ding-form censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 850. A 'Dehua' fang ding-form censer, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Width 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section raised on four splayed legs and surmounted by two upright loop handles, with raised taotie masks and sinuous dragons pursuing the 'Flaming Pearl'. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017

21 septembre 2017

A large famille-verte baluster jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 835. A large famille-verte baluster jar and a cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 22 3/8  in., 56.8 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 4,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted around the exterior with two rows of petal-shaped panels variously enclosing flowers, mythical animals, birds and insects, the domed cover decorated with landscapes (2). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
21 septembre 2017

A powder blue and gilt famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 834. A powder blue and gilt famille-verte bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 USD. Lot sold 2,125  USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides of the interior with famille-verte shaped reserves of birds and flowers encircling a floral-form medallion enclosing the 'Hundred Antiques', the exterior gilt-decorated with further shaped reserves of birds and flowers against a finely mottled blue ground. ... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

An iron-red and gilt baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 824. An iron-red and gilt baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 13 1/4  in., 33.7 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. sturdily potted, enameled in pencil style, the rounded shoulder with chrysanthemum blooms borne on a leafy meander enclosed within alternating large and small lappets below a diaper band and foliate scroll encircling the waisted neck, the base with a band of upright lappets, with an underglaze blue... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2017

A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 820. A blue-ground 'dragon' bowl, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); Diameter 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the steep sides rising from a straight cylindrical foot to a slightly flared mouth, the exterior with dragons and 'flaming pearls' reserved in biscuit against a blue ground, the interior painted in underglaze blue with a central floral medallion, with further floral medallions to the cavetto between scrolled clouds, the base marked... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2017

Heritage's Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million.  “We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy with the scholarship and marketing we put behind their precious objects.” The top lot was a Tibetan Thangka Depicting Two... [Lire la suite]

18 septembre 2017

A pair of large blue and white 'Peony Meander' vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 825. A pair of large blue and white 'Peony Meander' vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 19 1/2  in. 49.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.   each of baluster form, painted overall in rich underglaze cobalt blue with blossoms borne on leafing stems (2). Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th June 1974, lot 4, (inventory no. P120). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017
18 septembre 2017

A large famille-rose 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 976. A large famille-rose 'Dragon' basin, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Diameter 14 1/4 in., 36.2 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.   of cylindrical form, to the straight sides rising to a flat rim, brightly enameled, the interior with a pair of writhing dragons contesting a 'Flaming Pearl' amidst fiery clouds, enclosed by a band of 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' on a yellow ground, the exterior with a continuous landscape of fishermen and farmers amid... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

Four blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Tongzhi marks and period

Lot 812. Four blue and white 'Phoenix' dishes, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Tongzhi marks and period. Diameter of largest 6 1/2  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s.  each decorated with a pair of confronting phoenix amidst cloud scrolls, one base with a Jiaqing seal mark, two with Daoguang seal marks, one with a Tongzhi mark, all marks with six characters and in underglaze blue (4). Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New... [Lire la suite]
18 septembre 2017

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 819. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the standing deity wearing voluminous robes falling in heavy folds and a single-strand beaded necklace, the hair covered with a cowl and the head turned slightly to the left with a peaceful gaze, the back with an impressed jinfeng square seal mark. Exhibited: Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China... [Lire la suite]
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