17 mars 2020

A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 3583. A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620); 15 1/2 in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price Realized HKD 980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The God of Longevity shown seated atop a recumbent deer raised on an oval plinth painted with clouds and waves breaking against rocks, holding a ruyi scepter in his right hand, dressed in a brightly coloured robe predominantly decorated with peony medallions on an iron-red diaper... [Lire la suite]

30 janvier 2020

One of the largest Ming porcelains from the British Museum will go on loan outside of London for the first time

Barrel-shaped blue-and-white stool, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, AD 1573–1620. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration, 46 x 34,5 cm, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation, PDF B660. © The Trustees of the British Museum lent by kind permission of the Trustees of the Sir Percival David Foundation. LONDON.- One of the largest porcelains in the Sir Percival David Collection held at the British Museum, a beautiful glazed blue and white garden seat dating... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2019

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

Lot 324. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Length 15.2 cm, 6 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. modelled with its head facing upwards and the truncated tusks forming a double-spout, its tasselled saddle cloth painted to both sides with cartouches depicting garden scenes. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019
04 novembre 2019

A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 148. A rare large blue and white circular plaque, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620). Diameter 36.7 cm, 14⅜ in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. well painted with a scene depicting two scholars on horseback approaching a large building with multiple stories and terraces set in a garden behind tall walls, followed by their attendants, the pavilion with another scholar and his attendant, the foreground with a pair of cranes and deer, tall gnarled pine trees and... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A blue and white 'dragon' box and a cover, the cover Wanli period, the box 19th century

Lot 146. A blue and white 'dragon' box and a cover, the cover Wanli period, the box 19th century. Width 26.7 cm, 10½ in. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 16,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of square quatrelobed form, the cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons reaching for a peach inscribed with the shou character borne on a leafy steam emerging from rockwork amidst crashing waves, the sides with four sinuous dragons flying amidst cloud scrolls, the matched box similarly... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2019

A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A fine and rare wucai brush handle, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,000,000. Lot Sold 5,420,000 HKD (310,922 USD). Photo Sotheby's.  the bulblous body with a long cylindrical handle surmounted with a pointed knop, the sides painted with two dragons, one blue and one red, both in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' amidst scattered scrolling clouds above crashing waves and tall rocks on the rim, all below a band of... [Lire la suite]

17 octobre 2019

A Blue and White Wucai ‘Floral’ Dish, Wanli Period, 1573-1620

Lot 3402. A Blue and White Wucai ‘Floral’ Dish, Wanli Period, 1573-1620. D 18cm. Estimate: 200,000-350,000 HKD(USD 25,491 - 44,609). Sold Price: 495,600  HKD (USD 63,166). © Poly Auction Hong Kong The domed cover is well painted with a slightly raised central panel freely painted in pale green enamel within black outlines, iron-red, and touches of yellow, with a jagged rock flanked by foliate sprays of lotus and camellia on one side, peony and chrysanthemum on the other, further... [Lire la suite]
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]