30 décembre 2015

A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period

Lot 222. A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain bowls, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. each square flaring body with canted corners and painted to each face with figures in an interior or garden, the base with apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark; together with a near pair of Chinese blue and white ovoid jars and covers, painted with foliate medallions between ruyi and lotus bands, Qing dynasty, Kangxi... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2015

A fine silver stem cup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century

Lot 8072. A fine silver stem cup, Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century; 2 1/2in (6.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€13,000 - 22,000). Sold for US$ 87,500 (€ 71,068). Photo: Bonhams. Of graceful form, the deep cup exquisitely chased and engraved in a wide band with a delicate continuous meander issuing leaves and palmette-shaped blossoms, beneath a rib and a further floral scroll below the rim, the cup above a flange decorated with saw-tooth motif and all raised on a knopped stem and flaring recessed... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2015

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722)

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi four-character mark in underglaze blue in a line and of the period (1662-1722). Estimate $8,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015   The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of camellia opposite a similarly rendered spray of crabapple, all below a dentil band interrupted by a four-character Kangxi mark in a line at the rim and above plantain leaves on the foot. 4 in. (10 cm.) high  ... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2015

A blue and white stem cup with anhua decoration, Kangxi period

A blue and white stem cup with anhua decoration, Kangxi period. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Photo Bonhams. Thinly potted with a flared rim to the wide, curving well and raised on a tall conical foot, the fabric on the interior delicately molded with alternating lotus flowers and siddham roundels issuing from interlocked strap-work scrolls, the floor of the well painted in underglaze blue with a lotus and tendril roundel that repeats in a fluid pattern on the exterior walls, the lustrous glaze... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2015

A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 220. A pair of small Chenghua-style doucai stem cups, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 1/2 in. (6.1 cm.) high. Estimate HK$500,000 - HK$800,000 ($64,805 - $103,688). Price Realized HK$625,000 ($81,006). © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each is exquisitely painted in doucai palette with a lotus scroll above two rows of florettes interspersed by the raised rib, and a band of spearheads encircling the splayed foot. The interior of the hollow stem foot is inscribed with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 727. A small silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907);  2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) diameter, box; 61 g. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $27,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides engraved with a band of flower scroll below a narrower band above, all reserved on ring-punched grounds and between saw-tooth borders above and below, the pedestal foot similarly decorated Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988. ... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 726. A small parcel-gilt silver stem cup, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) diameter; 36 g; 36 g. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $12,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upright sides decorated with two animals alternating with two birds amidst a leafy scroll against a ring-punched ground, the lower body and pedestal foot decorated with demi-florets reserved on a ring-punched ground, the decoration highlighted in gilding  Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

A small blue and white stem cup, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1630-1640

A small blue and white stem cup, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1630-1640. Estimate $3,000 – $5,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The cup is decorated on the exterior with scholars seated in a landscape between a band of ruyi heads below the mouth and a chevron band between lappets on the stem, and scattered flowers on the foot. The flat base is unglazed. 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high Provenance:  Blitz Antiek, Amsterdam, 1987.Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Notes:A similar stem cup is illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2015

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A blue and white stem cup, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The deep, bell-shaped cup is raised on a tall, flaring foot and decorated in a penciled style with a spray of lychee fruits opposite a similarly rendered spray of peaches, all between a herringbone band at the rim and floral sprays on the foot. The interior of the foot is inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high - Lot 3568 Provenance: Collection of R.H.R. Palmer, London.S.... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2014

Chinese porcelain stem cup with Chenghua (1465/87) six character mark and of the period

Chinese porcelain stem cup with Chenghua (1465/87) six character mark and of the period. Photo courtesy Alberto Varela Santos. White glazed Chinese porcelain stem cup incised with Chenghua (1465/87) six character mark and of the period. Height: 15 cm, 6 in.Height: 15 cm, 6 in. SOLD Alberto Varela Santos. santos@santoslondon.com · albertovsantos@aol.com