19 mars 2017

Two famille-verte and blue and white double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 689. Two famille-verte and blue and white double gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 9,375 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each with a globular body supported by a short tapered foot, rising to a ribbed waist and lobed center below the cylindrical neck and flaring mouth, the body painted in bright enamels with figural scenes of ladies and children, the center and neck with alternating blue and white floral patterns (2). Heights 10 5/8... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2017

Two famille-verte triple gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 688. Two famille-verte triple gourd vases, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   each larger lower bulb brightly enameled with two flower-filled baskets, one inscribed fu lu shou, interspersed with butterflies and foliate motifs, rising to the smaller mid-section encircled by the 'Hundred Antiques' and an iron-red-ground leafing peony scroll to the upper bulb, all below a band of overlapping upright leaves enclosing... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 687. A famille-verte cylindrical vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   painted with three broad iron-red ground bands and two pale-green-ground bands, the iron-red bands with demi-lotus and foliate scroll above the base, a pair of striding chilong in pursuit of 'flaming pearls' at the mid-section and an upright stiff-leaf border around the waisted neck, the green bands with elaborate scrollwork centered by... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 686.  A famille-verte bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   of globular form rising to a tall cylindrical neck and lipped rim, with stylized floral medallions borne on leafy scrolls, the shoulder with alternating flower heads on an aubergine stippled ground, the neck with further stylized floral meander and surmounted by a diaper cell band, the base with an underglaze blue 'G' mark. Height 9 3/4... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte biscuit figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 684. A famille-verte biscuit figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 11,250 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the deity seated in meditative pose, one hand securing a small child, the other hand slightly raised, wearing a voluminous wide-sleeved white robe bordered with a green-ground chevron pattern and centered with yellow, aubergine and black foliate motifs on a green ground, adorned with an applied tasseled beaded necklace,... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte biscuit square box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 682. A famille-verte biscuit square box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   boldly painted in bright enamels depicting a spotted deer in a grove with pine, bamboo springing from rocks, and lingzhi, a crane the cover incised and painted with lush peony emerging from pierced rockwork and scrollwork to the sides, the box with fruiting boughs of pomegranate, Buddha's Hand citron, Mandarin orange and... [Lire la suite]

19 mars 2017

A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722

Lot 681. A large famille-verte 'Deer and Crane' dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   boldly painted in bright enamels depicting a spotted deer in a grove with pine, bamboo springing from rocks, and lingzhi, a crane gliding overhead and a gilded sun and swirling clouds in the distance, within a border of oval floral panels reserved on a red diaper ground, the flat, broad rim with six cranes in flight within a border of red... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 680. A famille-verte yenyen vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.   the baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a tall trumpet neck with flaring rim, finely enameled with two figural scenes and gilt details, on the body a scene of a court lady sitting before a landscape-painted screen as two female entertainers perform a sword dance as attendants look on, the neck with an outdoor scene of an official shooting an arrow surrounded... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A rare quadrangular famille-verte 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 679. A rare quadrangular famille-verte 'Immortals' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the heavily potted square-section body with tapered rectangular sides rising from a splayed foot, the tapering shoulder panels rising to a flared neck and a galleried rim, each of the four sides boldly painted in famille-verte enamels and gilt details with pairs of Daoist Immortals demonstrating magical... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2017

A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 678. A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.   the globular body rising to a tall cylindrical neck and a flared rim, boldly painted around the sides with three Buddhist lions playing with colorful brocaded balls tied with long ribbons, bordered at the shoulder by a broad band of scrolling chrysanthemum and peony blossoms, below upright ruyi-lappets, with a... [Lire la suite]