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]