26 février 2019

A rare and important 'blanc-de-chine' figure of Guanyin, by He Chaozong, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1619

Lot 770. A rare and important 'blanc-de-chine' figure of Guanyin, by He Chaozong, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1619; 17 in., 43.2 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. enthroned on a lotus petal base seated in dhyanasana with hands clasped together resting on her lap in the dhyana mudra, dressed in voluminous white robes opened at the chest revealing a jeweled necklace with a lotus flower, her serene face with downcast eyes... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2018

A rare dated blue and white funerary tablet and stand, Wanli period, dated 1608

Lot 584. A rare dated blue and white funerary tablet and stand, Wanli period, dated 1608; 26.1cm., 10 5/16 in. Estimate 800 — 1,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,125  GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008.  of rectangular form, the front and back face with a lengthy calligraphic inscription in under-glaze blue, the separate rectangular stand painted to each face with a panel variously enclosing flowers, cash symbols and a two-character inscription. Quantinty: 2. Literature: Chinese Ceramic... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

Kendi in the form of a frog, Late Ming dynasty, Wanli period, early 17th century

Kendi in the form of a frog, Late Ming dynasty, Wanli period, early 17th century. Porcelain, Jingdezhen ware with brass fitting, 15.3 cm (6 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales, 95.438 © 2018 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
23 juillet 2017

Blue-and-white stem cup with mythical sea creatures, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620

Blue-and-white stem cup with mythical sea creatures, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. Height: 8,7 cm, Diameter: 10 cm. Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, PDF C601 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum Porcelain stem cup. Underglaze blue with various animals and flying beasts on dense pencilled wave background covering both porcelain cup and stem. Inscription in central roundel inside. Base... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

A rare, superbly carved and inscribed rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty, dated 1582

   Lot 3643. A rare, superbly carved and inscribed rhinoceros horn 'chilong' libation cup, Ming dynasty, dated renwu year of the Wanli period (in accordance with 1582), 19.4 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,220,000 HKD (389,658 EUR) (414,382 USD). Photo: Sotheby's 2017 exquisitely carved in the form of a deep musk mallow bloom, one side decorated in openwork with a chilong clambering on the interior of the rim and forming the handle of... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2017

Bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1619

Bowl, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1619. Porcelain with underglaze blue painted decoration. Height: 1 3/8 in. (3.49 cm); Diameter: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Edward E. Masters (M.84.213.368). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
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12 janvier 2017

A rare blue and white bowl, Wanli period, late 16th century

Lot 3506. A rare blue and white bowl, Wanli period, late 16th century. Estimate $15,000 – $25,000. Price realised USD 52,500. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015 The bowl is raised on a narrow, circular foot and the flaring rim is concealed by a metal band. The exterior is decorated with a continuous river landscape including mountains and clouds, fishermen and farmers, with small birds flying above. The interior is decorated with a central medallion enclosing another river scene. The base bears a square seal... [Lire la suite]
17 décembre 2016

Kendi pouring vessel, Wan Li period (1573–1620), Mounts England, c. 1600

  Kendi pouring vessel, Wan Li period (1573–1620). Mounts, England, c. 1600. Porcelain, underglaze cobalt blue painting silver, gilt, England; height 25 cm; Inv.-No. PO2531 © Lichtenstein, The Princely Collections Provenance: acquired in 2007 from an english art dealer by Prince Hans Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein  This ewer belongs to a group of porcelain objects that were made during the reign of Emperor Wan Li and exported to Europe. The term kendi derives from Sanskrit and denotes drinking... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2016

A large blue and white wide neck baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 157. A large blue and white wide neck baluster vase, Wanli period (1573-1619). Estimate € 800-1200. Photo Vellinghuiis AAG. With a backdrop of rocks and flowers around the base stylized leaves, around the shoulder four cartouches. Crackled glaze. H. 33.9 cm  Vellinghuiis AAG. THE ASIAN ART SALE, Monday, November 28, 2016, 14 h
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26 novembre 2016

A Kraak porcelain molded rim bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 135. A Kraak porcelain molded rim bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619). Estimate € 3000-4000. Photo Vellinghuiis AAG. in the middle a bowl of flowers on a table, around ten medallions. Diam. 35.5 cm  Vellinghuiis AAG. THE ASIAN ART SALE, Monday, November 28, 2016, 14 h
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