26 novembre 2019

A small blue and white 'Zhong Kui' globular jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 66. A small blue and white 'Zhong Kui' globular jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); h. 12.3 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Lot Sold 106,250 HKD (13,569 USD). © Sotheby's. decorated around the body with a continuous composition of adjoined scenes, probably depicting the king of ghosts Zhong Kui engaged in various pursuits, accompanied by demon attendants, all below a band of lappets collaring the rim, the base with a four-character mark reading Wanfu... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2019

A Ming imperial white jade circular 'dragon' plaque, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3092. A Ming imperial white jade circular 'dragon' plaque, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,494 - USD 64,157). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The plaque is intricately carved and pierced with two dragons flanking the characters wan shou ('boundless longevity') above a flaming pearl and crashing waves. The stone is of a pale tone with some paler snowly inclusions and brown flecks. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 15. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 50.7 cm, 20 in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior painted to the centre with ducks standing on a rocky outrcrop beside a lotus pond, surrounded by radiating panels of flowers and precious objects at the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 14. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 47.6 cm, 18¾ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted with a central circular cartouche depicting a scholar flanked by his attendant conversing with a child, below radiating panels of flowers and precious objects at the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 13. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 50.5 cm, 19⅞ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior with four deers traversing in a landscape, encircled by panels depicting various flowers and auspicious symbols to the well. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 12. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 49.7 cm, 19½ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the interior depicted with six birds in a landscape to the centre, surrounded by cartouches enclosing various vegetations and auspicious emblems. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.

16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 11. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 49.2 cm, 19⅜ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. painted to the interior with birds and flowers in a shaped cartouche, the well encircled by panels enclosing fruiting and flowering sprays and auspicious emblems. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
16 novembre 2019

A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 10. A large blue and white 'Kraak' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter 47.1 cm, 18½ in. Estimate 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. decorated to the central roundel with boys and a lady set in a fenced garden, the cavetto painted with radiating panels enclosing figures and stylised floral stems. Provenance: Jorge Welsh Works of Art, London (according to label). Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A set of six blue and white 'Kraak' dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 9. A set of six blue and white 'Kraak' dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter of the largest 36.4 cm, 14⅜ in. Estimate 1,500 - 2,500 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising: four dishes painted to the central roundel with various figural scenes, below radiating panels of further figures and floral sprigs; and two similarly decorated dishes each rendered with birds and insects amongst floral blossoms. Provenance: Jorge Welsh... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2019

A set of five blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 7. A set of five blue and white dishes, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameter of the largest 32.7 cm, 12⅞ in. Estimate 1,500 - 2,500 GBP. Lot sold 2,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. each painted to the centre with a shaped cartouche enclosing various scenes, including figures, birds and flowers, the well with radiating lappets. Provenance: Colnaghi, London. Sotheby's. STYLE: Private Collections, London, 12 Nov 2019.
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