18 juillet 2019

A wucai wall vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620

Lot 327. A wucai wall vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Height 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD.© Sotheby's of globular form supported on a splayed foot with a flat back, painted in underglaze-blue, iron-red, green and yellow enamels with a pair of confronted cockerels amongst prunus and peony sprays issuing from pierced rockwork, with birds in flight above amongst stylized clouds, between ruyi-head bands around the neck and a foliate... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2019

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

Lo 90. A blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 36.7cm (14 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019. Painted in the centre in vivid tones with two mythical qilin beside towering peony and camellia blossoms, surrounded by a band of butterflies, fruit and branches on the cavetto, the rim decorated with onion-domed buildings interspersed with flowers, figures and Buddhist lions suspended from chains, Japanese wood box. Compare with a similar... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A blue and white barbed-rim 'pheasant and peony' basin for the Japanese market, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 89. A blue and white barbed-rim 'pheasant and peony' basin for the Japanese market, Wanli period (1573-1620); 38.1cm (15in) wide. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted flaring rim, brightly painted in the well with two pheasants beside blooming peonies, the cavetto with a band of scrolling lotus, the foliate rim with shaped panels containing white horses and rabbits interspersed with various diaper-patterns,... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare gilt-bronze blue and white 'squirrel' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1620), with later European mounts

Lot 87. A rare gilt-bronze blue and white 'squirrel' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1620), with later European mounts; 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 12,000€ (9,300 - 14,000). Sold for £ 40,062 (€ 45,736). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The top of the lobed bulbous body finely moulded with a large squirrel with bushy tail and detailed fur, painted around the exterior in vibrant tones of cobalt-blue with panels of flowers, grapes, a horse and a scroll, the shoulders with a key-fret pattern, the European mounts finely... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

A large blue and white 'Shou' meiping jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 394. A large blue and white 'Shou' meiping jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 46 cm, 18 in. Estimate £6,000 — 8,000. Lot Sold 11,875 GBP (15,176 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a spreading base to a short narrow neck with rolled rim, painted around the exterior with shou medallions amidst lotus and ruyi clouds, the shoulder with a lotus-filled ruyi collar. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London,  17 May... [Lire la suite]
25 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Longevity' bowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 284. A blue and white 'Longevity' bowl, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in. Estimate £1,500 — 2,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.  the rounded sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a flared rim, painted to the exterior with two herds of deer beneath a peach tree and a turtle in a river landscape, the interior with a central medallion enclosing a fruiting peach tree, its trunk twisted and bent to form a shou character,  the base inscribed with the... [Lire la suite]

30 mars 2019

A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620

Lot 3001. A Blue and White ‘Fu Lu Shou’ Bowl, Wanli Period, 1573-1620. H 13.8cm D 30.5cm. Estimate HKD 200,000 - 300,000 (USD 25,478 - 38,217). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Private English Collection2. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16 November 1973, lot.153. Literature: FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 1 June 1972, lot.85. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 3:00PM
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]