30 août 2022

A blue and white 'jardinière' dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 748. A blue and white 'jardinière' dish, Ming dynasty, Wanli six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze and of the period (1572-1620). Diamètre : 31,8 cm. (12 1/2 in.). Price Realised EUR 27.720 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022

27 décembre 2021

A fine and rare imperial wucai immortals saucer, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and period (1573-1620)

Lot 502. A fine and rare imperial wucai immortals saucer, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue and period (1573-1620). D. 14,2 cm. Sold: €12,000 (Est: €9,000 - €15,000). © Nagel The saucer is enamelled with immortals in the mirror, the caveto is decorated with clouds and Shou characters alternately, the outside is decorated with eight free-standing floral tendrils.  Provenance: From an important private collection in southern Germany, collected between 1950 and 1987. Note: A very similar bowl... [Lire la suite]
07 décembre 2021

A rare and large blue and white ‘boys’ bowl Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

 Lot 2942. A rare and large blue and white ‘boys’ bowl, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1620): 14 5⁄8 in. (37 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Price realised HKD 1,875,000 (Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000).  The bowl is painted in bright blue of purplish tone with a continuous scene of sixteen boys at play in a garden with peonies and plantain trees emerging from ornamental rocks, all above a band of conjoined ruyi heads around... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2021

An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-

Lot 20. An exceptionally large and very rare Imperial cloisonné enamel dish, Wanli enamelled six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57cm (22 3/8in) diam. Sold for HK$ 5,752,500 (€ 653,648) (Estimate HKD3,500,000 - HKD4,500,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The interior brightly and boldly decorated in multi-coloured enamels with two five-clawed dragons confronted within a field of scattered flower sprigs, encircled by a ruyi-head band and multi-coloured lotus scrolls with attendant buds... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2020

A rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

  Lot 3038. A rare blue and white 'dragon' jar, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1620); 6 6/17 in. (17 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,800,000. Price realised HKD 1,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The jar is sturdily potted with broad round shoulders and decorated around the exterior in vibrant shades of blue with four shaped cartouches... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2019

A very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' seal paste box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 1856. A very rare wucai 'dragon and phoenix' seal paste box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 2 3/16 in. (5.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 70,000 - HKD 90,000. Price realised HKD 235,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of circular section, the domed cover painted with a phoenix and a dragon divided by a 'flaming pearl' amidst cloud scrolls, the sides of the box decorated with four sets of flower sprays, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: The Mitsui... [Lire la suite]

03 décembre 2019

A very rare wucai pierced rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 1857. A very rare wucai pierced rectangular 'dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-rectangles and of the period (1573-1620);  12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000. Price Realized: 1,027,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Of rectangular form, the domed cover with a lobed diamond-shaped panel containing two five-clawed confronting dragons between a 'flaming pearl' amidst a composite floral-scroll ground, pierced with numerous small circular... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A wucai 'Immortal' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 38. A wucai 'Immortal' dish, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 19.2cm (7 1/2in) diam. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 6,900 - 9,200). © Bonhams 2001-2019 With gently everted rim, decorated on the interior with an immortal standing in a garden, holding a ruyi sceptre and accompanied by two acolytes carrying respectively a coral vase and a bottle issuing vaporous air, all amidst flowering shrubs and wispy clouds and enclosed by a border of leafy scrolls interspersed with... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2019

A wucai 'Immortals' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 36. A wucai 'Immortals' jar, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 11.5cm (4 1/2in) high. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The bulbous body, probably the lower section of a double gourd vase, colorfully enamelled around the exterior with a continuous scene of Daoist Immortals carrying vases, fans and gourds issuing wispy clouds carrying shou characters, all amidst a lush garden setting with pine trees, bamboos and prunus.   Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2019

A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620)

Lot 88. A rare and large blue and white beaker vase, Gu, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1620); 57.5cm (22 5/8in) high. Estimate £ 100,000 - 150,000 (€ 120,000 - 170,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Deftly painted around the central globular body with alternating baskets and bowls containing flowers, the conical lower body with insects in flight amidst flowering plants above a band of prunus blossoms on a wave ground, the tall neck encircled by a wide bow-string band separating a band of composite floral... [Lire la suite]