26 décembre 2018

Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 1120. Two blue and white 'kraak' bowls, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter of each 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate $500 - $700. Sold: $1,750. © Sotheby's each bowl with rounded sides rising to a barbed everted rim, the interior painted with a bird among flora, the sides with shaped medallions containing flowers and auspicious emblems, beast masks along the rim, the exterior decorated with quatrefoil and floral motifs (2). Provenance: Purchased in Hong... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2018

A blue and white ormolu-mounted porcelain vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 57. A blue and white ormolu-mounted porcelain vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Hauteur totale : 19 cm ( 7 1/2 in. ). Estimate: €800 - €1,200 (US$903 - US$1,355). Vendu 1 950 €. © Artcurial La panse globulaire, à décor de phénix, grues et nuages stylisés, le col orné d'une frise de ruyi et fleurs, une frise de ruyi à la base du vase, monture en bronze, inscription Fu Gui Chang Ming (fortune et longévité) à la base ; col coupé et fêle. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018
27 avril 2018

A wucai 'Boys' jar, Ming dynasy, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 137. A wucai 'Boys' jar, Ming dynasy, Wanli period (1573-1620); 12.7 cm, 5 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot Sold 12,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the ovoid body surmounted by a tapered neck, painted to the exterior with eight boys engaged in various pursuits in a fenced garden with bamboo and blossoming flowers, all below a band of stylise flower petal, the base with a double-circle in underglase blue. Provenance: Christie’s Hong Kong, 20th March 1990, lot 543. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 124. A large blue and white 'Deer' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 43.7 cm, 17 1/4  in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted to the interior with a central roundel enclosing five deer amidst blossoming flowers and leafy foliage issuing from rockworks, with a wide band of further blossoming flowers and rockworks in the cavetto, the reverse decorated with birds on branches and lingzhi sprays . From an Italian... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 123. A blue and white octogonal kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 16 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed lobed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall cylindrical flanged neck, painted in rich cobalt-blue tones around the exterior with panels of leafy lingzhi sprays divided by a mamiform spout. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM
26 avril 2018

A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 122. A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous frieze of mythical beasts including a winged horse, Buddhist lion and qilin amongst rolling clouds and above cresting waves, the neck and spout decorated with leafy peaches and auspicious... [Lire la suite]

26 avril 2018

A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring). From an Italian collection. ... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

LOt 115. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 20.5 cm, 8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 13,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018,... [Lire la suite]
26 avril 2018

A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 113. A rare blue and white 'Elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. modelled with its head thrust into the air, the tusks forming a double-spout, a tall cylindrical vase on its back forming the handle, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with a floret reserved on a diaper ground. From an Italian collection. Note: A similar kendi was sold in... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

$3.1 million Ming Dynasty ewer leads day 2 of Sotheby's Asia Week Sale Series in New York

Lot 110. An exceptionally rare and important blue and white ewer, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435); Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate $600,000 — 800,000. Sold to an private Asian collector for $3,135,000. © Sotheby's 2018 NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week New York continued at Sotheby’s today with four auctions of Chinese Works of Art. Beginning with a sale dedicated to the Ming Dynasty and concluding with the Judith & Gerson Leiber Collection of Chinese Art, today’s offerings achieved $18.2 million, well within... [Lire la suite]