18 juillet 2019

Two large Fahua 'Dragon' censers, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 323. Two large Fahua 'Dragon' censers, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Width across handles of larger 15 1/4  in., 38.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's each of compressed globular form supported on three animal-mask legs, molded in high relief all around with dragons confronting a flower, flanked by two curved upright handles, all in glazes of blue, turquoise, purple and mustard-yellow, the galleried rims each bearing a... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 502. A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted rim divided into five lobes, molded on the interior with a central raised ring decorated in underglaze blue with petal lappets, encircled by undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, all... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A large boldly enameled wucai zun-shaped vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 172. A large boldly enameled wucai zun-shaped vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 27 in., 68.6 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. © Sotheby's. rising from a tall spreading foot to a bulbous middle section, surmounted by a flaring neck with a horizontal rib and a galleried rim, painted in vibrant overglaze red, yellow, ocher, green and black enamels and underglaze blue with a band of prunus reserved on a green wave band, the lower section of the body with blossoming camellia and... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 171. A blue and white 'Cranes' box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Withdraw. © Sotheby's. of robustly potted circular form painted in deep cobalt blue hues, the domed cover decorated with eight cranes in flight amidst auspicious emblems including a large peach, lingzhi, and scrolling clouds, enclosed by four lobed panels, each with a pair of cranes flanking a lingzhi sprig, reserved on a wanzi ground... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A wucai 'garden' circular box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 170. A wucai 'garden' circular box and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 9 3/8  in., 23.8 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. of rounded form, the domed cover with a slightly raised circular panel, the rims with raised horizontal bands, all supported on a straight foot, painted in deep tones of underglaze blue with details in red, green and yellow enamels, the cover with a central garden scene with two long-tailed parrots perched on the branches of... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2018

A rare yellow-glazed bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 169. A rare yellow-glazed bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.9 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot ring to a gently flared rim, covered overall with a rich egg yolk-yellow glaze, the white-glazed base with the six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double ring, Japanese box (3).  Provenance: Japanese Private Collection. Christie's Hong Kong, 30th May 2005, lot... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 168. A finely painted blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' garlic-mouth bottle vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Height 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Unsold. © Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the pear-shaped body supported on a short tapered foot, rising to a tall neck with a garlic-head mouth and upright mouth rim, the body boldly painted in deep tones of cobalt-blue with two sinuous five-clawed dragons each in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' between... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A three-tiered blue and white square box and cover, Wanli six-character marks and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 305. A three-tiered blue and white square box and cover, Wanli six-character marks in underglaze blue within double square and of the period (1573-1619); 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The slightly domed cover painted with two five-clawed dragons leaping amidst clouds and flames as they contest a flaming pearl, within a quadrilobed panel reserved on a wandiaper ground, the sides of the cover and the three... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2018

A rare wucai globular jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 302. A rare wucai globular jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The compressed body decorated with four dragon roundels, each five-clawed dragon shown writhing amidst clouds and iron-red flames and painted in either yellow, green, iron red or turquoise, the four separated by sprigs of lingzhi fungus between... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 3664. A blue and white 'Dragon' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619); 20.9 cm., 8 1/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD( EUR) . Lot sold 325,000 HKD (37,361 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's the ovoid sides rising to broad shoulders below a tapering neck, painted with two fierce five-clawed dragons flying through a dense design of lotus scrolls, all between a band of stylised ruyi below the neck and upright lappets at the foot, the neck encircled with a... [Lire la suite]