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]
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]