14 juillet 2016

A fine and rare wucai 'Month' cup, seal mark and period of Jiaqing

Lot 3179. A fine and rare wucai 'Month' cup, seal mark and period of Jiaqing (1796-1820). Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.   delicately potted of deep U-shape with flared rim and a short straight foot, painted on one side in the wucaipalette in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with a red-flowering crab apple tree with few leaves and a rock and some smaller plants beneath, representing the second month, the reverse inscribed with... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang

Lot 3177. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Seal marks and period of Daoguang. Estimate 300,000 — 400,000 HKD. Lot sold 740,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a slightly flared rim, finely painted on the exterior with a green and a red scaly dragon pacing over a ground of flowering scrolls in pursuit of a flaming pearl, divided by two descending phoenix, all below a narrow... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

Best of d'art chinois chez Osenat, Arts d'Asie, le 18 Juin 2016

Lot 16. A pale green jade vase, 20th century. Estimation : 600 € / 900 €. Adjugé à 28 000 €. Photo Osenat Vase en jade vert clair sculpté de forme balustre quadrangulaire, les anses ajourées en forme de qilins , à motifs sur chaque face de masques de taoti, et de ruyis. 20ème siècle  Provenance : Collection particulière, Seine-et-Marne  Lot 44. Bronze circular incense burner, Western Zhou Dynasty, (1066 BC - 771 BC). Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Adjugé à 26 000 €. Photo Osenat ... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2016

A large wucai porcelain dish, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573 - 1620) 

 Lot 66. A large wucai porcelain dish, China, Ming dynasty, Wanli mark and period (1573 - 1620). Estimation : 12 000 € / 15 000 €. Photo Artcurial. GRAND PLAT EN PORCELAINE WUCAI, CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, MARQUE ET ÉPOQUE WANLI (1573 - 1620)  Le centre décoré de pivoines et feuillage entourés d'un double cercle bleu, l'aile émaillée de grenades, pêches, citrons, calebasses et branchages feuillagés, le revers orné d'une guirlande de lotus et rinceaux, marque à six caractères Wanli dans un double cercle à la base... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2016

A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' cups, marks and period of Tongzhi (1861-1875)

Lot 834. A pair of wucai 'dragon and phoenix' cups, marks and period of Tongzhi (1861-1875). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot sold 32,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. each decorated to the exterior with a phoenix and a dragon reaching for a ‘flaming pearl’, below a border of beribboned auspicious objects, the interior centred with a dragon painted in iron red; 6.1 cm, 2 3/8  in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
15 juin 2016

An exceptional large wucai 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

Lot 816. An exceptional large wucai 'dragon' dish, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619). (1573-1619). (1573-1619). Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. robustly potted and brightly enamelled to the interior with two dragons reaching for a 'flaming pearl' amidst flames and ruyi-shaped clouds, the cavetto similarly decorated with further pairs of confronted dragons, the exterior with large floral blooms borne on a meandering scroll, the base inscribed with... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2016

An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 802. An unusual wucai incense burner and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 56,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of elliptical section and painted with a child and reclining man, set with appliqué handles in the form of coiled dragons, the cover with a finial of a recumbent Buddhist lion, all decorated in red, green, yellow and aubergine enamels; 10.8 cm, 4 1/4 in. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 02 Jun 2016
31 mai 2016

A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 3323. A large and rare Ming wucai seated figure of Shoulao, Wanli period (1573-1620). Estimate HK$1,200,000 – HK$1,800,000 ($155,204 - $232,807). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The God of Longevity is shown seated atop a recumbent deer raised on an oval plinth painted with clouds and waves breaking against rocks, and holding a ruyi in his right hand. He is dressed in a brightly coloured robe predominantly decorated with peony medallions on an iron-red diaper ground, the front and shoulders with... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2016

A large wucai foliate-shaped 'dragon' basin, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 72. A large wucai foliate-shaped 'dragon' basin, Wanli six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619). Estimate £12,000 - 15,000 (€15,000 - 19,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams. Heavily potted with foliate rim and deep sides, vividly painted and enamelled in the well with a blue five-clawed dragon amidst flaming pearls and wispy clouds, the sides and rim similarly decorated with alternating blue, red and green dragons, the exterior decorated with lotus scrolls under the rim as well as the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' on the... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2016

A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 144. A wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Qianlong six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £2,000 - £4,000 ($2,884 - $5,768). Price Realized £5,250 ($7,581). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bowl is finely decorated to the exterior with two dragons amidst flower sprays chasing flaming pearls, divided by two descending phoenixes, below a narrow band of the Eight Buddhist Emblems interspersed with ruyi heads. The interior is decorated with a dragon... [Lire la suite]