30 janvier 2020

A rare early Mexican market blue and white jar, Wanli period, circa 1600

Lot 45. A rare early Mexican market blue and white jar, Wanli period, circa 1600; 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 193,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2020 With a large double-headed Augustinian eagle beneath a row of provincial buildings, lions and peacocks on the other panels. The Tibor Collection. Literature: William R. Sargent, Chinese Porcelain in the Conde Collection, Madrid, 2014, p.115. Note: Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-98)... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Large Wucai ‘Sandou and Peony’ Dish, Wanli Period, 1573-1620

Lot 3414. A Large Wucai ‘Sandou and Peony’ Dish, Wanli Period, 1573-1620. D 30.1cm. Estimate: 400,000-600,000 HKD (USD 50,981 - 76,472). Sold Price: 684,400  HKD (USD 87,229). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The dish is finely decorated in wucai with a center of peonies and foliage surrounded by branches laden with pomegranates, khakis, peaches and calabashes. The exterior is painted with lotus flowers in foliage scrolls and stylized clouds. The base is inscribed with a six-character mark in a... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615

Lot 3011. A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615; 46.5 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD (57,299 - 70,032 USD). Lot Sold 1,625,000 HKD (206,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity modelled seated with one leg raised supporting the right hand holding a scroll, the left arm lowered by the side resting on a lotus bud, clad in a long robe falling into voluminous folds and opening at the... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600

Lot 1314. A parcel-gilt bronze tripod censer, Wanli period, circa 1600; 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast in low relief with a band of flowers including prunus, magnolia, peony, lotus and chrysanthemum gilded and reserved on a diaper ground between bands of silver-inlaid key fret, raised on three gilt butterfly supports and with a gilt rectangular cartouche engraved Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi on the base. ... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2019

A wucai figure of Shoulao, Ming dynasty, Wanli period and a Dehua figure of an immortal, Qing dynasty

Lot 409. A wucai figure of Shoulao, Ming dynasty, Wanli period and a Dehua figure of an immortal, Qing dynasty; 23.8 and 14.5 cm, 9 3/8  and 5 3/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 35,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Shoulao seated on a deer, his robe further painted with a rabbit and a bat on the back; the immortal dancing on a jagged rock and trampling on a lion, Xuande mark. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei, ca. 1990. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2019

A rare inscribed and dated six-panel lacquer screen, dated by inscription to the sixth year of the Wanli period, corresponding t

Lot 107. A rare inscribed and dated six-panel lacquer screen, dated by inscription to the sixth year of the Wanli period, corresponding to 1579. Each panel 80 1/8 in. (203.6 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 104,320 - USD 156,480). Price realised GBP 100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  It is boldly decorated in tones of white, brownish-black, green and red lacquer with a carved design depicting a pair of spotted deer resting on a riverbank next to... [Lire la suite]
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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]