25 juillet 2019

A pair of blue and white silver-mounted candlesticks, circa 1640

Lot 185. A pair of blue and white silver-mounted candlesticks, circa 1640; 16.3cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's each of bell shape, painted with figures in fenced gardens, between bands of lappets, the rims with silver mounts. The Julian Thompson Study Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014

19 décembre 2018

A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty

Lot 514. A silver-mounted blue and white coffee pot and cover, late Ming dynasty; 22.8 cm, 9 in. Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000. Lot Sold: £17,500. © Sotheby's the slender ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a waisted neck and straight rim, applied with an ear-shaped handle opposite a curved spout, painted in bright cobalt blue-tones depicting boys playing a hat game within a fenced garden in a rocky landscape, below a band of lotus scrolls at the neck, the cover with a similar design of lotus, with... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2018

A blue and white silver-mounted double-bodied cruet bottle, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 550. A blue and white silver-mounted double-bodied cruet bottle, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H.: 20.3 cm. (8 in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 4,000. Price realised EUR 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. La panse formée de deux vases accolés, à décor de branchages fleuris, le pied évasé orné d'une frise géométrique, montures en argent. Note: This bottle is based on a Western glass original. Such double-bodied glass bottles for oil and vinegar are not uncommon in the Seventeenth... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2017

A silver-mounted blue and white 'Kraak' bottle vase, Wanli period (1573-1620), the mounts possibly later

Lot 164. A silver-mounted blue and white 'Kraak' bottle vase, Wanli period (1573-1620), the mounts possibly later. 33.5cm (13 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 800 - 1,200. Sold for £812 (€919). Photo: Bonhams. The lobed hexagonal body vibrantly painted with panels enclosing flying horses and scrolling floral designs, the tapering neck with ruyi-head bands and bejewelled swag motifs, the mounts probably Turkish. Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT, LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE  ... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2017

A blue and white silver-mounted tea caddy, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1387. A blue and white silver-mounted tea caddy, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18.5 cm. Estimated price €600 - €800. Result: €992. Courtesy Lempertz Of ovoid form, decorated in underglaze-blue with ladies in a fenced garden with banana trees. Apocryphal Chenghua four-character mark. Silver-mounting with the Dutch maker's mark of J. M. van Kempen & Zoon, Voorschoten and sword mark. Provenance: Private collection, Southern Germany Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese... [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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02 mai 2016

A blue and white silver-mounted milk jug and cover, Kangxi period, the mounts possibly Dutch

Lot 257. A blue and white silver-mounted milk jug and cover, Kangxi period, the mounts possibly Dutch. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo: Bonhams. The pear-shaped vessel painted with floral sprigs, with foliate moulded panels enclosing 'Long Elizas', flanked with a loop handle with a white metal mount attaching the flat lid with a hinge, the mount with an integral spout. 17cm (6 3/4in) high  See an identical jug illustrated in C.J.A. Jorg, Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum,... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2016

A blue and white silver-mounted hookah base, 17th century

Lot 252. A blue and white silver-mounted hookah base, 17th century. Estimate £2,000 - 3,000 (€2,600 - 3,800). Photo: Bonhams. The spherical body decorated with a meander of stylised scrolling, leafy flowering stems, the base unglazed, the neck with a white metal Middle Eastern mount with floral and foliate designs, stamped mark beneath the rim. 23cm (9in) high. Note: The characteristic form of hookah bases had only appeared in India in the 17th century. There are similar shaped examples in glass, often... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2015

A silver-mounted blue and white bottle, Transitional period, circa 1635-1640

A silver-mounted blue and white bottle, Transitional period, circa 1635-1640. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The compressed, globular body is decorated with a scene of an official accompanied by attendants greeting a kneeling farmer holding a hoe and pointing towards his water buffalo, while another grazes in the foreground, all below a band of flower scroll on the shoulder and two stylized, leafy stems on the neck that rises to a rounded collar decorated with lotus scroll. The neck has a... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2015

A rare silver-mounted ewer and cover for the Islamic market, the porcelain Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

A rare silver-mounted ewer and cover for the Islamic market, the porcelain Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the pear-shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall waisted knoped neck, moulded and brightly decorated in iron-red and gilt to each side with a peach-shaped panel flanked by leafy floral sprays, all above a lotus lappet band at the base and a lobed neck, set to one side with a large loop handle and to the other with an S-shaped spout, the... [Lire la suite]