22 novembre 2021

A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 350. A rare polychrome 'Mandarin Duck' censer and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); Length 15 cm, 5⅞ in. Lot sold: 21,420 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's modelled standing with head raised and beak open, the pierced wings neatly folded and forming the cover, the body brightly decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and turquoise. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd. London Sotheby's London, 7th June 2000, lot 165. Sotheby's. Two... [Lire la suite]

04 octobre 2021

A large blue and white meiping, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 855. A large blue and white meiping, Wanli period (1573-1619); 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's 2021 Potted with broad shoulders tapering towards the foot, the vase is decorated with two phoenixes, one perched on a rock and the other in flight amidst peony and prunus blossoms, all above a band of three horses galloping above raises and below cloud-panels with peach sprays on the shoulder. Property of... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2021

A blue and white pomegranate ewer, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 850. A blue and white pomegranate ewer, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's 2021 The bulbous lower body is decorated with vertical panels enclosing leafy flower blossoms beneath a key-fret border at the base of the slender neck. The curved spout is decorated as a branch with molded leaves. The exterior of the flaring, star-form mouth rim is decorated with cicadas. Note: The popular name... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2021

A blue and white faceted vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 845. A blue and white faceted vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 6 7/8 in. (17 cm.) high, Japanese double wood box. Estimate: USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's 2021 Each facet of the body is decorated with a flowering branch below flower-head tendrils on the broad shoulder. The facets of the neck are decorated with a flower sprays and butterflies. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 23-24 september 2021
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26 juillet 2021

A blue and white garlic-head vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

  Lot 309. A blue and white garlic-head vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Hauteur: 29 cm. (11 1⁄2 in.). Estimate EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000. Price Realised EUR 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie's. Art of Asia, Paris, 4 Jun - 25 June 2021
22 juin 2021

A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 32. A blue and white 'elephant' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Hauteur: 20 cm. (7 7/8 in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price Realised EUR 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. La verseuse est en forme d'éléphant stylisé luxueusement harnaché. Il porte sur son dos un tapis précieux surmonté d'un vase. Note: Chinese porcelain kendi, deriving from a Middle Eastern form, were made in several animal forms in the Ming dynasty, including frog and elephant.... [Lire la suite]

21 juin 2021

A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 30. A blue and white 'dragon' censer, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diamètre: 17 cm. (6 ¾ in.). Estimate EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000. Price Realised EUR 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Reposant sur trois petits pieds à décor de masques d'animaux fabuleux, le corps est orné d'un dragon sinueux à la poursuite de la perle enflammée. Le col est souligné de médaillons floraux sur fond de frises géométriques. Christie's. Art d'Asie, 9 Juin 2021
09 mai 2021

A set of four blue and white lobed dishes, Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 25. A set of four blue and white lobed dishes, Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Diameters 20.3 cm, 8 in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's vof elongated oval shape with straight sides resting on a shallow foot, the interior glazed and divided into a smaller, D-shaped compartment on one side facing a larger compartment with several apertures, one of them of circular shape, the sides painted in tones of blue with large lotus flowers between leafy scrolls, all... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2021

A blue and white fan-shaped box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 20. A blue and white fan-shaped box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Width 9.5 cm, 3 3/4 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's three of the deep sides painted with cranes in flight amidst ruyi clouds divided by a concave rectangular panel enclosing a flower and a Precious Emblem, the flat cover painted with peaches and Precious Emblems and surmounted by a lotus bud finial, the base with the three-character mark du li... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2021

A large blue and white jar and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 97. A large blue and white jar and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 171⁄4 in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The heavily potted jar is decorated with foliate scrolls bearing various fruits and flowers, interspersed with sea shells, double-gourds, bamboo shoots, and Buddhist emblems, between borders of classic scroll and ruyi heads. The domed cover is decorated with further foliate scrolls,... [Lire la suite]