11 janvier 2017

A blue and white double gourd-form vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650

Lot 3535. A blue and white double gourd-form vase, Transitional period, circa 1640-1650. Estimate $20,000 – $30,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The lower compressed section is decorated with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting consort Dong being led away to her execution, beneath the upper pear-form section which is decorated with a scholar and attendants seated in a garden below the slender neck with tulip motifs. Both scenes continue on the opposite side of the vase and... [Lire la suite]

11 janvier 2017

A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3512. A blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $30,000 – $40,000. Price realised USD 75,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The brushpot, of slender cylindrical form, is decorated on the exterior with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting the general Lu Xun on horseback, enveloped by billowing clouds, meeting with the scholar Huang Chengyan beneath a willow tree, all between finely incised scroll borders. The flat base is unglazed. 6 ½ in.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3533. A superb large blue and white brush pot, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $100,000 – $150,000. Price realised USD 197,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The sturdily potted brush pot is of cylindrical form and is decorated on the exterior in rich tones of underglaze blue with a continuous scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms depicting Emperor Xian and Dong Cheng. The landscape extends around the other side of the vessel to show a painterly view of mountains rising... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640

Lot 3536. A rare blue and white jar and cover, Chongzhen period, circa 1640. Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. Price realised USD 161,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015  The jar, of well-proportioned compressed ovoid form, is decorated with a continuous scene of an official in a garden setting with a large landscape screen behind and a yoke-back chair draped with a brocade cloth, with attendants holding fans and offerings, and two figures kneeling in supplication. The domed cover is painted with an... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2013

A fine blue and white porcelain vase painted with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Chongzhen period (1628-44)

A fine blue and white porcelain vase painted with a scene from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Chongzhen period (1628-44). Height: 15 1/2 in, 39.3 cm. Formerly in the collection of George and Cornelia Wingfield Digby, and previously in the collection of Richard de la Mare. Photo courtesy Roger Keverne Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Roger Keverne Ltd. Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics. Roger Keverne. Phone +44 (0)20 7434 9100. Fax +44 (0)20 7434... [Lire la suite]