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
09 septembre 2018

A rare blue and white 'monkey and deer' circular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1343. A rare blue and white 'monkey and deer' circular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The slightly raised center of the cover is decorated in dark underglaze blue with two deer standing below a peach tree in which a monkey is disturbing a wasp nest while the other stands below ready to catch it. The sides are decorated with four quatrefoil panels of birds perched on blossoming branches above a key-fret... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2018

An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1342. An unusual blue and white 'Dragon' vase, Wanli period (1573-1619); 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated on one side with two four-clawed dragons leaping amidst clouds and flames interspersed with a flaming pearl and a flaming ruyi head, the two confronted on a panel enclosing four characters, taizi yeye, the flames continuing onto the reverse to surround a large panel enclosing a dedicatory... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2018

A slip-decorated brown-glazed 'Lotus pond' meiping, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 174. A slip-decorated brown-glazed 'Lotus pond' meiping, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 10 1/4  in., 26 . Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. © Sotheby's. elegantly proportioned, the body rising from a recessed base to a gently rounded shoulder and short trumpet neck with an everted rim, decorated in white slip with lightly incised details with cranes amongst sprays of flowering lotus blossoms issuing from large lotus leaves and leafy waterweeds on... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 653. A cloisonné enamel 'carp' basin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. with rounded sides rising from a flat base to an everted rim, the interior depicted with a large carp emerging from turbulent waves below a sun and a moon, further surrounded by lotus scrolls around the cavetto, the flat rim decorated with smaller flower scrolls, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2018

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

Lot 346. A blue and white 'fish' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 34 cm, 13 3/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,625  GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster body rising from a hexagonally lobed foot to a short waisted hexagonal neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with six fish swimming amidst swirling water, all below a lotus-filled ruyicollar and above a band of lotus lappets. Literature: U. Wiesner, Seladon Swatow... [Lire la suite]
07 mai 2018

A rare wucai figure of a daoist deity, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 73. A rare wucai figure of a daoist deity, Wanli period (1573-1619); 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,840 - USD 16,260). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bearded deity is modelled with a fierce expression and wears a scholar’s cap and scholar’s robes decorated with dragons amongst clouds and waves. He is seated on a throne decorated with geometric and floral patterns on a stand supported by four columns. Provenance: Sold at Etude Couturier Nicolay S.C.P.,... [Lire la suite]
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