18 mars 2022

An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 282. An extremely rare large cloisonné enamel tripod incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 16¼ in., 41.5cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. © Sothebys. the perimeter of the cover with irregularly spaced indentations (2). Provenance: Collection of General Charles H.T. Collis (1838-1902), and thence by descent.  Note: It is extremely rare to find a late Ming cloisonné enamel incense burner of this large size and quality. The vibrant design of... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2022

A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

  Lot 88. A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Width 12⅜ in., 31.7 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,032 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.7.6.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 185. ... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2022

A blue and white square bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period

Lot 16. A blue and white square bottle vase, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 26 cm, 10¼ in. Estimate: 1,000 - 2,000 GBP. © Sotheby's Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, 14 February 2022
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