10 mars 2019

A pair of small wucai square dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 734. A pair of small wucai square dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Width 3 3/4  in., 9.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with shallow, slightly curving sides, the interior centered with a foliate spray springing from rockwork, the sides with branches of prunus and boughs of bamboo leaves, all painted in bright turquoise, red, and green enamels (2). Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 52. ... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 733. Two blue and white 'floral' dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.6 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.  each painted in tones of rich blue, the interior with a central roundel containing one or two blossoming flowers wreathed with leaves, bordered by a band of petals, the cavetto with a band of ruyi between line borders, the base with a fugui jiaqi ('fine vessel for wealth and honor') mark... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1639. A rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke basket, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The rounded, rectangular basket has low sides that support a U-shaped handle. The interior is decorated with four prancing horses, the handle with a loosely-painted leafy branch and scrolls, and the sides on the exterior are decorated with further leafy branches, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Ikemasa Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1638. A very rare blue and white Ko-sometsuke ruyi-form tray, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ruyi-form, shallow tray is raised on three low loop-form feet, the interior decorated with a monkey stealing some fruit from a peach tree, and a four-clawed dragon descending amidst thick clouds. The sides on the exterior are decorated with a large diaper ground, wood cover and carved black and red lacquer cover,... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Two blue and white kosometsuke dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 1398. Two blue and white kosometsuke dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627). Width of wider 6 7/8  in., 17.5 cm. Estimate: 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Sold Price: 1,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the first, ruyi-shaped, the interior painted with three deer enclosed within a single blue line, the exterior with florets; the second, of circular outline, well painted with two rabbits amid foliage encircled by a wide border of asymmetric interlocking... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2018

A blue and white kosometsuke shell-form sweetmeat dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 185. A blue and white kosometsuke shell-form sweetmeat dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 4,053 - USD 6,755). Price realised GBP 4,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The dish is freely decorated to the interior with a large shrimp amongst waterweeds with trailing vines, surrounded by a single-line border following the shape of the spiralling shell. The exterior is decorated with pale cobalt blue splashes and the lines of the exterior... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2018

A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 126. A pair of blue and white kosometsuke ‘Horse’ dishes, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.5cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sothebys 2013 each modelled in the form of a recumbent horse with tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on four short legs. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Biscuit-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 148. A Rare Biscuit-Decorated Blue and White Bowl and Cover, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 6in. (15.2cm.) high. Falk Collection no. 257. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,550. © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep sides applied with biscuit figures of the Eight Daoist Immortals arranged in pairs within quatrefoil cartouches painted in underglaze blue reserved on a landscape band below a border of detached foliate sprays, the low domed cover painted with... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2018

A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 409. A blue and white Kosometsuke dish, Ming dynasty, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 17.8cm, 7in. Estimate 4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's modelled in the form of a recumbent buffalo with its head turned backward and the tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the interior and the underside outlined with details in underglaze-blue, all supported on three short legs. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013
31 décembre 2017

A blue and white dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627)

Lot 289. A blue and white dish, Tianqi period (1621-1627); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam. Estimate £600 – £1,000 ($958 – $1,597). Price Realized £1,125 ($1,797). © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The dish is decorated with s solitary scholar seated beside a plantain in a fenced garden. Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington
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