07 août 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 31. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze parfumier, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 23cm., 9in. (the basket). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 39,650 GBP. © Sotheby's the baluster body brightly decorated with bands of flower-filled ruyi and quatrefoil panels reserved on a cash diaper ground, divided by a pierced gilt 'Three Friends' band, the broad everted gilt-bronze rim pierced with leafy floral sprays and encircled by a vertical cloisonne lip,... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 735. A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1637. A large blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Wanli period (1573-1619); 14 7/8 in. (37.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The exterior is decorated on one side with a striding four-clawed dragon reaching towards a flaming pearl surrounded by flames, and on the other with a phoenix standing amidst leafy branches bearing six-petaled blossoms. The interior is decorated in the medallion with a bird perched on a rock next to a peony branch, and in the well... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very large blue and white 'Kraak' charger, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1636. A very large blue and white 'Kraak' charger, Wanli period (1573-1619); 20 in. (50.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The dish is potted with wide, flaring sides, and is decorated with a central scene of a tiger on a rocky promontory next to a pine tree, surrounded by a border of eight radiating panels, four containing Daoist emblems alternating with four containing peaches. The exterior is decorated with eight further panels, each containing a circular motif.  ... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A very rare and unusual blue and white wine pot and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1632. A very rare and unusual blue and white wine pot and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) wide including the spout. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The wine pot is decorated on the sides with four cartouches, each depicting a gentleman accompanied by an attendant in various settings, separated by panels covered with a white glaze which is carved through with a key fret pattern to reveal the biscuit below. The shoulder and foot are decorated with bands... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1631. A rare blue and white 'frog' kendi, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The ewer is naturalistically modeled as a frog seated with its head raised, with a short spout issuing from its mouth, and supporting a tall, cylindrical neck on its back. The body is decorated with flower heads below a band of overlapping ruyi-heads around the base of the neck, which is decorated with a bird perched on a blossoming prunus tree. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2018

A blue and white 'kraak' porcelain jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 37. A blue and white 'kraak' porcelain jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). H.: 38 cm. (15 in.). Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 3,250. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. De forme ovoïde, la panse ornée de quatre panneaux à décor de branchages fleuris émergeant des rochers, réservés sur fond d'entrelacs géométriques et ruyi, l'épaulement rehaussée de cartouches à motif de pêches ; fêles et petites sautes d'email au col. Christie's. C'est... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

Two blue and white 'kraak' porcelain chargers, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 35. Two blue and white 'kraak' porcelain chargers, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). D. max. : 39 cm. (15 3/8 in.). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000. Price realised EUR 4,750. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. L'un orné d'un oiseau perché sur des rochers, l'aile rehaussée de cartouches en forme de pétales à motifs de pêches alternant avec des symboles de Bon Augure, l'autre orné de canards dans un paysage fleuris ; sautes d'émail et égrenures. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company,... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2018

A wucai 'Scholars' teapot and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 668. A wucai 'Scholars' teapot and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 23.7 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 40,000-60,000 HKD. Lot sold 81,250 HKD. © Sotheby's. painted around the globular body with scholars and attendants in a landscape, all below cartouches of flower and bird against a diaper ground at the shoulder, Japanese box. Provenance: Touhouan collection, Toyama. Note: See a related example with bird and flower motifs and now in the Palace Museum, illustrated... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A pair of blue and white ‘Cranes’ cups, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 41. A pair of blue and white ‘Cranes’ cups, Wanli period (1573-1619); 3 1/8 in. (8.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000 (USD 10,242 - USD 15,363). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each is inscribed to the base with an apocryphal Chenghua six-character mark, boxes. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018