24 octobre 2017

A Rare Pair of Wucai Jars, Transitional Period

Lot 117. A Rare Pair of Wucai Jars, Transitional Period. Estimate 40,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 42,000 USD. Photo: Sothebys. the broad baluster body of each vividly painted with elegant court scenes, one showing a young woman dancing, accompanied by several lady musicians playing a drum, flute, clappers and wind-pipes, before a court lady, attended by a courtier and lady attendants holding fans and musical instruments wrapped in silk, a long peacock feather placed in a vase on the side, the second jar... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2017

A wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 66. A wucai dish, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620), 20.5 cm, 8 1/8  in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled to the interior with a medallion enclosing two immortals in a garden, encircled in the well by eight shou characters supported on a leafy lingzhi meander, the exterior with eight floral sprays, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2017

 A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850)

Lot 3736.  A wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowl, Seal mark and period of Daoguang (1821-1850), 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 187,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a gently flaring rim, the exterior enamelled with a green and a red scaly dragon striding in pursuit of flaming pearls, divided by a pair of swooping phoenix, all below a band of bajixiang interspersed with ruyi emblems, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2017

A small wucai jar and an enameled and underglaze-blue-decorated molded bowl, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 52. A small wucai jar and an enameled and underglaze-blue-decorated molded bowl, Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate: USD 500 - 800 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first is a wucai baluster jar decorated with figures, late Ming-early Qing dynasty, with a four-character fu gui jia qi inscribed on the base. The second is a bowl, 17th century, with applied figures and molded fretwork and an apocryphal Chenghua mark on the base. Jar: 4⅝ in. (11.7 cm.) high. Bowl:... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2017

A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 1222. A wucai gu-form beaker vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 21 ¾ in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Each register of the vase is decorated with blossoming peonies growing amidst blue rocks, with an addition of a pheasant in flight on the upper section, and with some gilt highlights. Property from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, New York. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2017

A pair of wucai 'lingzhi and peony' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850)

Lot 244. A pair of wucai 'lingzhi and peony' bowls, Daoguang seal marks and period (1821-1850). Diameter 6 in., 15.1 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each with the deep rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly flared rim, painted to the exterior with a peony branch and a lingzhi spray, the interior decorated in underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing a flower basket, surrounded by four flower sprigs at... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2017

A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820)

Lot 31. A pair of wucai 'Dragon and Phoenix' bowls, Jiaqing seal marks and period (1796-1820). Diameter 5 3/4  in., 14.5 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. © Sotheby's. each potted with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a gently flared rim, painted to the exterior with two dragons striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', divided by phoenix in flight, reserved on a leafy floral ground, all below a band of 'Eight Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2017

A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

Lot 61. A rare wucai double-gourd ewer and cover, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620). Height 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm. Estimate $8,000–12,000. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. painted in underglaze blue and enamels, the lower bulb with cockerels and birds in a garden landscape of flowering peonies growing amidst pierced rockwork, with further birds amidst peonies painted to the upper bulb, divided by a band of keyfret at the waist, the high loop handle and carved spout painted with blossoming... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722)

Lot 3. A fine wucai 'dragon and phoenix' bowl, Kangxi mark and period (1662-1722). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a gently flared rim, the exterior vividly decorated with a green and a red dragon striding in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', separated by a pair of descending phoenix, all below a band of the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' and ruyi motifs at the... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2017

A large wucai 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722)

Lot 739. A large wucai 'dragon' dish, Kangxi six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1662-1722), 12 ¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The dish is decorated in the center with pairs of five-clawed dragons and phoenixes in flight amidst peony leaves and blossoms, and the well is decorated en suite with dragons, phoenixes and peony. The exterior is also decorated with dragons and phoenixes amidst morning... [Lire la suite]