19 janvier 2021

A pair of wucai porcelain dishes, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620)

Lot 9. A pair of wucai porcelain dishes, Wanli marks and period (1573-1620); 7in (17.8cm) diameter. Estimate $4,000 - 6,000. Sold for US$ 15,300 (€ 12,682). Courtesy Bonhams. Each modeled with a thin, flared rim around the curving shallow well painted in underglaze blue and enamels in typical shades depicting a spirited five-clawed dragon and a swooping phoenix amid leafy flower branches encircling a flaming pearl, all surrounded by a scrolling lotus band on the side walls, the exterior decorated with the Eight... [Lire la suite]

15 novembre 2020

A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 178. A blue and white 'dragon' bowl, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 12.3 cm, 4⅞ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold: 18,900 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides freely painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with two sinuous five-clawed dragons alternating with two lotus blooms issuing from meandering lotus scrolls, the interior with a dragon medallion, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2020

A small wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 261. A small wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 4 7/8 in., 12.6 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's colorfully painted in the central medallion with two figures in a landscape, each carrying a lantern, encircled by a band of scrolling chrysanthemum within the cavetto, the blossoms  in varying colors of underglaze blue, iron red, yellow and aubergine enamels, the underside with auspicious emblems alternating with canopied... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 145. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' sweetmeat box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 24 cm, 9½ in.. Estimate:  4,000 - 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 6,875 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the interior modelled with a central floral-shaped compartment with six radiating sections, painted with dragons and phoenix in flight amidst blossoms on leafy sprigs, the exterior similarly decorated, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle in underglaze blue. ... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A fine and very large blue and white 'Lotus' meiping, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 26. A fine and very large blue and white 'Lotus' meiping, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 47.5 cm, 18 1/2  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 30,000 GBP (38,763 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the tapered baluster body rising from a recessed base to a broad rounded shoulder and short tapered neck with galleried rim, densely painted to the body with leafy scrolling lotus blooms, all between elongated lappet borders around the foot and to the rounded shoulder, the base... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2019

A blue and white lobed basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 25. A blue and white lobed basin, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the hexagonally lobed deep rounded sides rising from a recessed base to a broad everted rim, painted to the interior with a medallion enclosing butterflies and dragonflies hovering above flowering chrysanthemum and peony, encircled in each lobe of the well by a floral spray and a foliate scroll band at the rim, the exterior with... [Lire la suite]

27 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 21. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' jar, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 13 cm, 5 1/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to an incurved rim, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with five-clawed dragons, phoenix and cranes amidst swirling cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue. Provenance: Christie's New York, 16th September 2011, lot... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2018

A blue and white fish bowl with dragons, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 566. Chine, Dynastie Ming, Marque et époque Wanli (1572-1620). Importante vasque à poissons en porcelaine. Hauteur : 49 cm. Diamètre : 55.5 cm. Estimation: 10 000 € / 15 000 €. Adjugé 65 000 €. Courtesy Artprecium à décor bleu et blanc de dragons parmi les flots bouillonnant. Marque Wanli en ligne sur le col légèrement renflé.Col et surface générale présentant une usure consistante avec l’âge de l’objet.Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2018

A large blue and white square beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 61. A large blue and white square beaker vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). H. : 53,3 cm (21 in.). Estimate: €20,000.00 - €30,000.00. Vendu 26 000 €. © Artcurial De forme quadrangulaire balustre, la partie basse décorée de dragons au milieu de branchages feuillagés, la partie centrale renflée reprenant le même décor et ornée de masques de chimères en relief, la partie supérieure évasée, émaillée de deux frises de palmes têtes bêches, une frise d'enroulements et la marque à six... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

A blue and white 'Boys' box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 1373. A blue and white 'Boys' box, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Diameter 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate: 3,000-5,000 USD. Sold Price: 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sturdily potted, the interior divided into floriform compartments with each segment painted in dark cobalt with boys at play in a garden, the motif repeated around the exterior, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue within a double circle, the cover missing. Sotheby's. Saturday at... [Lire la suite]