08 septembre 2018

Two blue and white 'Bird' seal paste boxes and covers, Republic period, by Wang Bu

Lot 119. Two blue and white 'Bird' seal paste boxes and covers, Republic period, by Wang Bu. Diameter 2 7/8  in., 7.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. © Sotheby's. both of compressed circular form and similarly decorated, each meticulously painted in varying tones of underglaze blue, the first with a bird perching on rockwork, the box with two fish swimming among waterweed; the second with a bird fluttering amid grasses, the box with a detached flower... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2017

A very fine blue and white 'Prunus and Birds' vase, two seals zhuxi and Wang Bu, seal mark to base seal mark to base Yuan Wen Wu

Lot 546. A very fine blue and white 'Prunus and Birds' vase, two seals zhuxi and Wang Bu, seal mark to base Yuan Wen Wu Guo zhi Zhai. H. 33,7 cm. Estimate 30.000/50.000 €. Lot sold 870.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Good condition. Provenance: Property from an Austrian private collection, bought prior 1990. Wang Bu (1895-1968), born in the Jiangxi provence, is also known by the names of Zhuxi, Zhuxi Daoren, Renyuan, Taoqing Laoren, and by his studio name of Yuan Wen Wu Guo zhi Zhai. At a young age, he joined the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 559. A blue and white 'Sparrows' vase, Republic period (1912-1949). Estimate £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,884 - $5,768). Price Realised £40,000 ($57,600). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.   The slender vase is decorated in varying shade of blue with sparrows perched upon a gnarled branch. Accompanied with two seals reading Wang Bu and Zhu xi. 9 in. (23 cm.) high.   Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART  II, 13 May 2016, London, South... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2015

Zhang Daqian paintings achieve top prices in Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings Auction at Bonhams

Zhang Daqian, Splashed-Ink Autumn Landscape, 1965. 59 x 44.5cm. Estimate $180,000-250,000. Sold for $509,000. Photo: Bonhams. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2015

A blue and white porcelain meiping with birds on branch, Wang Bu (1896-1968), with two seals

A blue and white porcelain meiping with birds on branch, Wang Bu (1896-1968), with two seals, 1920-1935. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo: Bonhams. Carefully potted with a rolled rim to the short neck and a body of elongated pear form spreading outward above the foot, painted in well-controlled shades of cobalt with two chicks resting on gnarled tree branches that extend from the neck to the foot, the seal Wang Bu in seal script written to the lower right of the branches and... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2013

Remarkable prices drive a $2.6 Million sale for Clars in February surpassing all previous sales

Chinese underglaze blue porcelain brush pot, attributed to Wang Bu (Chinese, 1898-1968), 6.5"h. Sold for $534,300.  OAKLAND, CA.- Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, 2013, will go down at Clars as the strongest sale in the firm’s 41-year history. It will also go down as the sale that held numerous surprises and astounding prices on several lots in all categories. After the two-day event was over, President Redge Martin commented, “Yes, it was the strongest in our history. Overall, the auction was just one of... [Lire la suite]